Austin Youth Basketball caught this video of Ganon Baker demonstrating the Allen Iverson crossover dribble. Be careful not to carry on this move. Try to keep the ball below the shoulder. This can be a challenge when follwing the great direction of Ganon regarding getting low. Perfect this dribble at our guard summer camp (http://austinyouthbasketball NULL.com/camps/guardperimeter-camp/) or in a private training (http://austinyouthbasketball NULL.com/category/private-training/).
- “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” — Tim Duncan
- “One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- “Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.” — Wilt Chamberlain
- “Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.” — James Naismith
- “When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.” — Larry Bird
The Austin Toros are a fine organization and have given a great deal to the community of youth basketball in Austin. They provide many clinics, summer camps and professional basketball at an affordable price in Austin, Texas. Their camps are probably a little bit more entertainment and celebrity oriented than our true teaching camps. this may even be a fit for your child if instruction and player development is lower on ther radar.
Check out the Austin Toros Kids Basketball Club (http://www NULL.nba NULL.com/dleague/austin/Kids_Club-051024 NULL.html). What a deal! Their site states:
Hey Austin Toros fans, if you are between the ages of 2 and 12, then we’ve got an exciting offer for you. Join the Toros Kid’s Club today for just $15.00 and become part of the action all season long! By signing up you will receive a Kid’s Club t-shirt, a membership card good for a 15% discount on Toros merchandise, one ticket to 4 Toros home games, access to a post game basketball clinic following one game, a birthday card from Da Bull and other special offers throughout the game.
Austin Youth Basketball is pleased to announce that Edwina Brown (http://www NULL.edwinabrown NULL.com)will be joining the coaching staff. Edwina will be the lead instructor of our Girls Summer Camp and will also be available for specialty clinic workouts.
Edwina is returning from the playoffs with her professional team in Israel. Edwina was recently inducted into the University of Texas Women’s Hall of Honor and holds many Longhorn basketball records. She was a two time All American and still holds a number of records including: 1705 career points, 517 career assists and 257 career steals.
Edwina, was the 3rd overall draft pick in the 2000 WNBA draft and played five years in the WNBA with the Detroit Shock and the Phoenix Mercury. She serves as the Regional Director of the elite Lady Prodigy Basketball Camp (http://www NULL.ladyprodigybasketball NULL.com/uncategorized/south-texas-regional-camp/). Call Coach Chris Corbett at 512.924.4444 with any questions or to register for this camp today. This Austin Youth Basketball Camp is sure to fill quickly. It will be held at South Austin’s premiere fitness facility located at William Cannon and Mopac.
Private Basketball Training for Austin Middle and High School Players
I recently have had some huge success while teaching kids in the private basketball training sessions. My wife will be happy to tell anyone that I am prone to patting myself on the back so I evaluated exactly why the kids had made such impressive breakthroughs. The children were varied in age (10-16), skill levels, and gender. Here is what they did have in common:
- Unbridled joy for the game. Each of their faces lit up as they entered the gym and several million dollar smiles ensued over our time together.
- Each player had above average listening skills and a high aptitude for learning.
- Each player viewed the hard work we did as a game. They were energized by our activity.
- Three of the Four Players shared their goals without me asking. The fourth player had some very definite ideas about direction when asked.
- None of the four were spectacular “thoroughbred” athletes. None were accustomed to muscling thru, outjumping, or flying by their competition at an elite level.
This list of attributes is not meant to exclude someone from being a private training candidate. It is merely some notes I compiled in evaluating them in order to customize a program for them. If your child shows these attributes, they may be a fit for our private training. Austin Youth Basketball offers limited private training sessions for children 8 to 18.