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Basketball Australia's College Prospects Combine

Photo credit: Centre of Excellence @ Australian Institute of Sport Thanks to having the chance to be involved with some great young men, and and their families allowing me to talk to colleges about them, I had the opportunity to get a heads up on this event a number of months ago. I was engaging with many, many college coaches at the time and one of the common questions was; "when will he play over here?". Tight schedules for our best Aussie players, with year 12, financial costs and many other basketball commitments make it very hard for all of them to get to the US to play in their Senior HS year. This event was a golden opportunity to finally get the coaches to see these guys in perso

By Tony Casella | Summer @ the NBA

Forward by Janx I have asked Tony Casella to write a blog on an amazing experience he had this month with the NBA Summer League. This is a great time to network, learn from the best and watch some great NBA prospects up close. I was certainly keen to hear and learn from Tony's experience as I hope everyone else is. But first some background on the man..... Tony Casella was an Assistant Coach on our local National Pro team, the Adelaide 36ers (2011-2013), Head Coach for the SA Metro U20 Men (2009-2012), winning 2 silver medals and 1 bronze and at club level coached a team to the U18 Men’s Grand Final at the Melbourne Classics (2008) which is a rare feat for a South Australian team. With th

The future of www.highperformancehoopsnetwork.com

I hope that everyone that is involved in basketball gets interested in this new platform. I am still learning and always keen for input and ideas!!!!! It is an opportune time to clarify what www.highperformancehoopsnetwork.com is about and some future plans. This site and idea has evolved through quick needs and fixes. Nothing has really being planned or thought through much. The logo was kindly chucked together by a parent in the junior team I coach. There was never much thought or planning put into this platform and hope it keeps adapting and evolving. This site was developed through perceived necessity. In trying to engage with US College Coaches a question that began to be asked w

Establishing your team vision, values and KPIs.

I recently posted on Importance and process of individual goal setting and in that article I mentioned I would do a future blog on team building and goal setting. This is that article. First off I think everyone is motivated by some personal goals. If you lose sight of that then eventually any team goal, vision or values may come under threat. What we need to believe and understand is how are personal goals can be enhanced by the team achieving goals and where we fit into the team goal, vision and values as an individual. I don't think you can have individual goals with out team goals and vice versa and be as successful. I personally want to try and stay away from specific x's and o's he

By Isaac White | Mental toughness and dedication

Prelude by Janx....... I've asked Isaac White to be our next guest blogger!! Isaac is a super young man. So many in South Australia and Australia have seen him; lead National Schools Championships in scoring, taking Sacred Heart all the way to the National Finals; winning medals at U20 National Championships with the South Australian State team, and leading the championships in scoring; playing for Australia at Albert Schweitzer Tournament; or dominating for the Sturt Sabres. Seeing all this they may take for granted how good a player he is becoming. He is potentially a great role model for other young players because he has worked hard for it so far. I've known Isaac initially as an oppos

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