On Saturday, August 16, POINT 3 had the honor of hosting a Coaches Clinic in cooperation with the Atlanta Hawks and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA).
More than 100 high school and youth basketball coaches took the floor at Philips Arena to learn about player development and prepare for the upcoming season by listening to and watching drills lead by former James Madison head coach Dean Keener, POINT 3 Alpha and skills development trainer Mark Adams, former NC State Athletic Director Les Robinson, former Duke University and Atlanta Hawks player Roshown McLeod, and legendary Georgia Tech coach Bobby Cremins.
Some of the day's speakers, including (from L to R): Mark Adams, Bobby Cremins, Les Robinson, Dean Keener, and POINT 3 CEO Michael Luscher
We had planned to hold an hour of open gym at the end of the day, but our speakers and the audience were so engaged that we ran out of time!
Here are just a few of the impactful statements made by the event’s great speakers:
“Where we often fail as coaches is communication amongst one another. Once your player is moving on to college or the pros, get in touch with his new coach and communicate on behalf of the player. Let him know, this is what motivates him, this is what he responds well to, this is what he’s gotten better at etc.” - Dean Keener
“Always bring your juice! Your juice is your passion, energy, and enthusiasm. Bring that with you to every workout and you’ll see the benefits.” - Mark Adams
“As parents and coaches, we often push our kids higher and faster than they’re able to develop. We always think that playing up in age results in making you a better player, but that’s not always the case.” - Former Duke University and Atlanta Hawks player Roshown McLeod
We’re sure that every coach in attendance walked out inspired and ready to go for the upcoming season!
We want to send a special POINT 3 THANK YOU to all of our speakers, Jon Babul and the rest of the Atlanta Hawks staff, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, The Skill Factory, and everyone that helped make this event a success!