Here is the press release for the Alan Stein Cutting Edge Clinic
April 11, 2012 – (Boise, IDAHO) Alan Stein, the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the nationally renowned, Nike Elite DeMatha Catholic High School basketball program, will be presenting his Cutting Edge Training Clinic on Tuesday, April 17 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Capital High School.
Stein has worked with and trained several top NBA players such as Kevin Durant, Chris Paul and . . . → Read More: Press release for the Alan Stein clinic
Back for its second year, the 8th grade boys program will be going again this fall. The program runs November – December with an initial evaluation on Saturday, October 29. All players must attend the evaluation. From there, Idaho Select coaches will select 16-20 players to participate. The goal of the program is to enhance a player’s basketball skills.
This year, we are pleased to announce we have another fantastic coaching staff . . . → Read More: 8th grade program dedicated to developing basketball skills
For a lot of 9th graders, you may be going to your first high school tryout. Depending on what school district you are in and if you are at a four year high school, it can be intimidating to put your skills on the line and let a coach decide your basketball future. And for some school districts where they’ve cut the 9th grade programs, there can be even more pressure.
Here are few tips . . . → Read More: Trying out as a 9th grader
The College of Southern Idaho Men’s Basketball program will be hosting their 6th annual coach’s clinic Sept. 24th in Twin Falls at CSI’s main gym. Coaches in attendance include:
Ken Bone-Washington State Larry Krystkowiak-Utah Leon Rice-Boise State Dave Rice-UNLV Steve Gosar-CSI (2011 NJCAA National Coach of the Year)
Coaches will discuss offensive and defensive strategies, as well as team building concepts and coaching techniques. The clinic will go from 8am-2pm, cost is $45 per person (includes clinic, . . . → Read More: Coaches clinic returns for year 6 to Twin Falls
As the Idaho Select teams start their summer tour in Seattle this weekend, we prepare for the tournaments as we have for the last decade. We’ve tweaked some things over the years, of course, and added a few bits and pieces here and there. But as practice moved on the last couple of days, it occurred that some things never change.
It seems like basketball clubs are like people. People, at some point, are who . . . → Read More: Setting ourselves apart
We just finished week #3 of the 4 week Crossover Skills Academy. One of the things that we do at the Crossover is film each player, break down the video and then go over the different skills with each player. We are big believers in using video to help players with their development. It is a lot more work but the payoff is huge.
One of the hardest things to do is self evaluate how . . . → Read More: The Crossover Skills Academy
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
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