Making Youth Summer Basketball Fun

Rule number one for youth basketball is that it should be fun. This means de-emphasizing wins and losses, eliminating pressure, and focusing on participation. In  summer youth basketball and summerbeginner’s leagues, everyone’s a winner just by stepping onto the court. This should be your mindset for your beginning basketball player.

As the parent of a youth basketball player, it’s important to remember a few “no-no’s” in order to encourage child participation:

  •  Don’t forget the venue is important: Make sure you sign up a t a place that will really help your child develop in basketball. You want to make sure that all the fundamentals are being taught correctly.
  • Don’t live vicariously through your child: Your child’s time on the court is his time to shine. It’s only fair that he establishes his own goals and interests while playing the game.
  • Don’t pressure your child about playing well or following instructions: Children learn physical skills at their own pace. It takes time and patience to master physical skills and mental awareness on the court.
  • Don’t dwell on mistakes or missed opportunities: It’s important to take advantage of any opportunity for encouragement, and to quickly forget about the mistakes so that your child will do the same.
  • Don’t forget to celebrate the good times:  During Summer basketball you can usually watch your child play during the summer camp.  make sure when watching that you can celebrate the good times on the court can be anything: A made basket, good hustle, following instructions properly, or playing well with teammates. This will help boost your child’s confidence while playing  Take advantage of the fun parts of playing basketball by celebrating them.

Basketball Summer activities is the best way for your child to only develop his skill  through is free time but also keeps he/she physically fit and not in front of the computer all day. Enjoy summer basketball!


5 Crucial Tips On Being The Elite Point Guard


It’s no puzzle that in order to be an elite player you have not only possess the skills but the IQ on the court. How and when to maneuver. Here are 5 tips to help you take your game to a new level

Tip #1 you have to be able to move with and without the ball offensively and defensively. Too often we hear people say he or she is not athletic enough to play at this level. Inside our Point Guard Elite system we specialize in maximizing a players athletic ability by teaching them how to reroute movement mechanics by understanding point guard alignment and loading principles to change direction and accelerate

Tip #2 you have to be able to shoot it is no secret you have to be able to shoot. Not only to score points but also to be a constant threat on the floor it forces defensive players to guard you tighter making you quicker that you truly are. It makes it easier to create passing angles while also knocking down free throws and shots late in the game. It is no secret that players coming out of the FBA training  system knock down shots.

Tip #3 put yourself in positions that make the game easy. To often players have a tendency to make the game too difficult. Our point guards at FBA know how to play in a way that slows the game down or makes the game easier vs. more elite athletes.

Tip #4 Make everyone around you better. We expect FBA Point Guards to put their teammates before themselves and to continually ask themselves after every practice if they made someone better today. Setting the example off the court, in practice and in the game.

Tip # 5 be disciplined. Player often are aware of what is expected of them but often take the easy way out. As a Point Guard I believe it is important that we demonstrate discipline in every part of our life on and off the court.


Follow these 5 tips and you are on your way to basketball and life success. You stay busy always stay working out the whole year. Work ethic and consistency is key