“Chris, I want to thank you for taking the time to help my boys. I watched as my kids implement basic skills and techniques learned through your mini camps. This has helped improve each player individually and will ultimately help the team play as a unit. Thanks again for taking the time and effort you have invested with these young athletes.” – Coach Nick Robinson, 7th Grade Boys Basketball Coach
Austin Youth Basketball Coach Chris Price recently took the time out to work with Coach Robinson’s 7th grade boys basketball team at an East Austin middle school. The goal? Big Man Development.
From working with young players around Austin, Austin Youth Basketball has noticed a lack of development of young post players. In today’s game, players of all sizes like to step out and shoot the 3 point shot, the mid range jumper, and handle the ball on the perimeter. There’s nothing wrong with that. We, like the rest of the basketball world, can appreciate the versatility of a Dirk Nowitzki and a Chris Bosh. But, for the young big man the fundamentals of a post game should be meat and potatoes. Before a young post player gets comfortable with the pick and pop, he should be versed in establishing post position, post finishes, counter post moves, and the pick and roll. This is the goal of Austin Youth Basketball’s Big Man Clinic.
Austin Youth Basketball is now offering The 1-Day Big Man Clinic to middle and high school teams in Austin, TX. Coaches in the city can have their players benefit from learning from college-level offensive post training. For one day, we will take your post players and teach them important concepts that will give them an edge on their competition. One-on-one play, the pick and roll, go-to moves, etc. We will tailor a curriculum to your teams’ needs and establish principles and drills that will benefit your team throughout the season. Austin Youth Basketball looks forward to helping your young big guys become young post men.
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