Point guards always need to see a step ahead of everyone else on the floor.
If I’m the point guard, I have to think about what will happen two moves after the initial pass or cut. I have to know someone is open even before they know that they’re open.
There are no gimmicks involved in what we do at Team Footprintz.
We will not teach 30 ball tricks while you are jumping in the air on a trampoline. That’s not game related. Everything is based on 1) hard work and 2) repetition.
I believe that player development is not about drills. It’s about teaching players how to play the game and developing their skillset so that they can become a more effective player.
There are different ways to do that, but the key is that everything has to translate.
Players really like to see results when they train, and everyone loves to see physical development results as well. POINT 3 Alpha Jeff Sparrow takes you through some of the things he does to drive the physical AND mental aspects of his players' improvement!
The winners of our 2015 Get Sponsored contest, the Orlando Team Jayhawks received their head-to-toe gear this past week. The squad will be looking as sharp as ever the rest of the season! What are the Jayhawks working on? How do they continue to develop during the season? We spoke with Coach Smith of the Jayhawks.
As school basketball season winds down, many AAU and summer hoops teams are alreading ramping up. Tournament season has already kicked off in many parts of the country.
We asked some of our leading POINT 3 Alpha skills trainers: Should a player take time off between school and the AAU season?
With High School playoffs in full effect in most parts of the country, we asked a couple of our Alpha skills trainers about what ballplayers should be doing to be at their best when the season is on the line.
Out of more nearly 600 teams, the Orlando Team Jayhawks were the lucky squad to Get Sponsored by POINT 3 this summer. We had a chance to chat with the Jayhawks’ Assistant Coach, Dwayne Smith, to learn a little more about the squad we’ll be following throughout the spring and summer.
Player development is about teaching players how to play the game and developing their skill set so that they can become a more effective player. And everything you do as a trainer has to translate into game situations.
Learn more from POINT 3 Alpha skills trainer Mark Adams!
Kobe Bryant’s recent comments about AAU basketball and the European hoops development system generated a lot of talk about basketball development. After spending a lot of time in Europe going to games and practices, here are three reasons the European system is good and the advantages it has over the system we have for youth basketball in the US.
Recent comments by Kobe Bryant and LeBron James about the state of American youth basketball had the Twitterverse all up in arms. After spending the last four years visiting and sponsoring hundreds of AAU sanctioned tournaments across the country, we’ve got a unique perspective on the state of American youth basketball.
I teach defense.
I think it’s easier to make a average player good and a good play great on the defensive end than it is to fix an 18-year-old’s jumper.
Here are five key elements to becoming a better defender.
Georgia is one of the nation's best areas for High School basketball, evident by the number of NBA players that have come through the state. Our POINT 3 Alphas over at The Skill Factory work with some of the best players Georgia has to offer. Two of the state's newest stars, Florida State signee Malik Beasley, and Xavier signee Kaiser Gates, are great examples of players who have dedicated themselves to continuous hard work and game improvement.
Check out video and our exclusive interview with the two rising stars!
The NBA season is finally here! Our POINT 3 Alphas were hard at work all summer getting some of the NBA's best players ready for tipoff. Over the next few days, we'll drop a few blog posts that showcase some of the great names that have worked with our Alphas. Our second edition of the series features the OHoops crew. Orlando Hoops Inc. was founded in 1999 by coach Irwin Hudson.
The NBA season is finally here! Our Alphas were hard at work all summer getting some of the League's best players ready for tipoff. Over the next few days, we'll drop a series of blog posts that showcase some of the great names that worked with the Alphas.
Starting off right here at home, our first post of the series features the Atlanta based The-Skill-Factory, also known as "TSF."
If you're serious about your game, you're ready to put in the work to get better, no matter what level you play at. That's the sign of a true ballplayer.
We've wanted to bring our Alpha A-game to a wider audience for a long time, so we're pumped to bring you this video with Bball Breakdown , one of the biggest and most popular sports channels on Youtube.
Check out this video featuring Triple Threat Academy's Tony Freccero!
The POINT 3 Alphas are some of the best basketball trainers in the country. They are leaders in the basketball community and are committed to helping players learn to play the game the right way.
Get a taste of Mark's intensity from one of the drills he ran at last weekend's clinic!
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). 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!
Check out some of the most impactful quotes from some of our speakers!