At Idaho Select, our players get better every practice, every camp, every tournament, every year. The cornerstone of it is consistency. And consistency is built by working on fundamentals for hours at a time.
When you start playing basketball, everything is new. Every fundamental is a first and learning them correctly is an absolute must. Doing just that is what we emphasize at our camps like the Junior Phenom.
But the reality is that for . . . → Read More: Becoming great is boring
On June 28, 2007, the day of the 2007 NBA draft, the Seattle SuperSonics traded Ray Allen to the Boston Celtics.
The following July 31, 10 time all star and 2004 MVP Kevin Garnett joined the C’s from Minnesota and the new “Big 3″ was formed.
That season they would go on to win the 2007-08 NBA Championship.
Fast forward to this past off season. With more hype and anticipation then any in recent memory . . . → Read More: The Ginatimus Six Tip Tonight
In 2009, Stu Sells was coaching the Vallivue girls but left to run his club team. This year, boys coach Mike Chatterton has decided to retire from the high school game as well. Chatterton, who won state titles at Vallivue in 2001 and 2008, will also shift his gears to the club game with his new Boise Slam.
Taking over the Vallivue program is Scott Moore. Moore was previously an assistant for the Boise High . . . → Read More: Another coaching change at Vallivue
So many times players and families must choose between playing for their school, playing AAU ball or playing for a club team. It’s tough. All of them provide a variety of pros and cons so making that decision is a big one. Here’s a take on each of them.
In the Treasure Valley, the AAU is different than most parts of America. Here, the AAU is predominately a league run by the YMCA. Each . . . → Read More: Club vs. AAU vs. School Ball
This past week I got the question “When do the the national Junior Phenom rankings come out and what do they mean?” That’s a valid question and often a source of confusion for players that attend the Idaho Junior Phenom camp in April.
Basically, players that attend the Idaho regional camp are not ranked locally. Our coaches evaluate all the players in the age range that they are coaching and then vote anonymously on who . . . → Read More: How do these Phenom rankings work, anyway?
The first Idaho Premier Shooting Camp was held this past weekend. Along with the camp we ran a mini-camp for our Idaho Select players.
At the core of it all was teaching. I find the more that we run camps and teams, the more I find us using examples of players to try and hammer home a few points. But, what if our players are too young to know who these guys are? Do kids . . . → Read More: The players we speak about
Idaho Select now has a regularly updated blog that will feature all kinds of information such as updates on camps, players and insight to skill development plus other great items.
Coming soon we will start to fill this page with more and more great stuff. Stay tuned!