Prelude by Janx.......
One of the great ethos of this site will be to be as open and as transparent as possible about the journey of the featured athletes. At the top each blog we do there is a disclaimer. It makes it clear what these blogs are about. Fundamentally, this is not a news site, it is an unofficial, blogging site. It just so happens it is the leading blogging site in Australia in this space, with articles from current and former high level Youth, State level, College, NBL, Euro and NBA athletes and coaches, reaching 1000s of people. We give you, the reader, some great stories, insights and articles and our personal touch is what makes this site unique. Readers get great value through the independent, personal views that are first hand, credible, honest, from perspectives you cannot find on a news site. If you want to read the news, not personal insights and accounts then read Pickandroll.com.au (a great basketball news site that I read often btw), News.com.au or similar.
3 types of blogs seem to generate massive interest. Blogs on national championships, blogs by featured athletes and blogs on hardcore x's and o's (EG: ball screens and 3 side actions). Isaac's last blog was extremely well read (one of the most read) and appreciated.
Sharing these journeys and stories in this format will have a number of benefits:
inspire and excite other young players coming through, or anyone for that matter.
for players, parents and supporters to learn lessons from those that have gone through the same systems they are coming through
help featured athletes connect with kids from where they came from so that they understand that their success and journey is bigger than themselves. This will help keep them going through the down/challenging times too. I always tell them their journey is bigger themselves.
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