Viewing: Don Showalter

Many coaches will tell you that failure is the best motivator. Former NBA player Cory Alexander , who now coaches an AAU team in the Washington, D.C., area and has been involved with USA Basketball as both a player and coach, learned this lesson first-hand. “When I played on the USA...

With the help of Kenneth Faried and Greg Monroe, Coach Don Showalter demonstrates the fundamentals of rebounding.

Don Showalter , who has led USA Basketball junior squads to gold six times in the last six years, is back this week as USA Basketball’s youth development expert. As such, Coach Showalter took some time to answer questions that you submitted via Facebook and Twitter. Here are his responses:...

Don Showalter, who has led USA Basketball junior squads to gold six times in the last six years and compiled a sterling 38-0 overall record in the process, talks about the coaches who have had a great impact on his career.

It’s been quite a year for Eric Flannery. As an assistant coach for the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s U17 National Team, he won a gold medal at the FIBA U17 World Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in August. A few months before that, in his role as head coach at St. Edward High...

• VIDEO: Showalter On Skill Development Don Showalter has led USA Basketball junior squads to gold six times in the last six years and compiled a sterling 38-0 overall record. As a high school coach since 1976, he has won over 580 games. He took over as head coach at Iowa City High School in...

Legendary youth basketball coach Don Showalter believes that too much emphasis might be placed on actually playing the games. Skill development, he says, is critical for young players to work on before they start getting into game action.

When Don Showalter led the USA Basketball Men’s U17 Team to gold at the 2014 FIBA World Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates , in August, it marked the sixth title in the last six summers for a Showalter-coached USA team. With more than 40 years of experience as a high school coach,...

  • Author:
    Katherine Keel
  • Date:
    Oct 7, 2014

Colorado Springs, Colorado • Day 2 Photo Gallery • VIDEO: Mini-Camp Highlights To show off, or not to show off? Should I feed passes, or take more shots myself? Is it the right time to pull a reverse dunk and show some flair, or play it classic with an easy lay-up? These questions...

Colorado Springs, Colorado Fifty-three of the nation’s top high school aged basketball players will convene on the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the 6 th annual USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team mini-camp on Oct. 4-5. The training camp...