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 There are many ways that youth basketball players can prepare for the upcoming season. Some kids have signed up for USA Basketball’s Regional Skills Development Camps , with the intention of raising their game in time for school tryouts. So what exactly do coaches look for when they get...

Whatever level you coach, preseason is about more than just practice – it starts with conditioning. Since that’s something every coach needs to prepare for, we asked members of the USA Basketball Coaches Network to share their thoughts on the subject. This week’s question:  ...

• Additional Quotes • Photo Gallery • Box Score BAHIA BLANCA, Argentina  -- Fighting back from a 20-point second quarter deficit, the 2015 USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team (5-0) earned a hard-fought 77-60 victory over Canada (4-1) to earn the FIBA Americas...

USA head coach Don Showalter  (Iowa City H.S., Iowa) What was going on in the first half? I think in the first half we were a little too loose with the basketball and had some turnovers. We weren’t very aggressive on the boards. They pretty much dominated us on the boards in the first...

• Additional Quotes • Photo Gallery • Box Score BAHIA BLANCA, Argentina (June 13, 2015) -- For the fourth time in as many editions of the FIBA Americas U16 Championship, the USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team (4-0) will play for the gold medal after surpassing host...

USA head coach Don Showalter  (Iowa City H.S., Iowa) How tough is it to play Argentina, especially in Argentina? Argentina is extremely tough to play on their home court with the home crowd. They are a very aggressive team, but I thought our players responded very well to playing against their...

• Additional Quotes • Photo Gallery • Box Score Behind six double-digit scorers, including two who posted double-doubles, the 2015 USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team (3-0) defeated Brazil (0-3) 123-83 on Friday evening at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Bahía...

USA head coach Don Showalter  (Iowa City H.S., Iowa) On the game: It’s kind of been our trait here over the past three games, not necessarily starting out slow, but I think the other team is fresh and hitting shots. Then we wear them down in the second quarter. We outscored them 36-11 in...

Earlier this week, USAB.com posted the first of a four-part series about how to develop mental toughness in youth basketball players. To supplement the expertise that Better Basketball is providing in that series, we decided to include some thoughts from the USA Basketball Coaches Network. Our...

• Additional Quotes • Box Score • Photo Gallery BAHIA BLANCA, Argentina  -- Behind 25 points and a FIBA Americas U16 Championship record-tying seven 3-pointers from Gary Trent Jr. (Apple Valley H.S./Apple Valley, Minn.), the 2015 USA Men’s U16 National Team (2-0) eclipsed...