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USA Basketball's Jay Demings (Youth and Sport Development Director) and Don Showalter (10-time gold medal winning junior national team coach) discuss coaching actions for player growth.

Different diet trends gain popularity from year to year. In recent years, the move to plant-based sports nutrition has been on the rise as more elite and professional athletes have made the switch to vegan and vegetarian diets.

USA Basketball's Jay Demings (Youth and Sport Development Director) and Don Showalter (10-time gold medal winning junior national team coach) discuss creating better players and better people through basketball in is episode.

USA Basketball's Jay Demings (Youth and Sport Development Director) and Don Showalter (10-time gold medal winning junior national team coach) break down the Philosophy for Player Development in this podcast.

As a parent during these uncertain and difficult times, the correct way to talk to your kids about COVID-19 might feel like walking a tight rope. How much should you share? How do you talk about school closures?

In these uncertain times, parents of student athletes are tasked not just with keeping kids safe and educated, but also with taking care of their physical and mental wellness.

  • Date:
    Dec 14, 2016

If you've played basketball for any amount of time, this probably has happened to you. You're going up for a rebound. Or you're trying to steal a pass from the other team. Or your dribbling was disrupted by a defender. Whatever the case, the ball was deflected and awkwardly struck the tip of one of...

  • Author:
    By Alan Stein
  • Date:
    Apr 13, 2016

Will lifting weights stunt your growth? At what age should you start lifting weights? Let me put an end to this lingering myth once and for all... Proper strength training does not stunt growth! In fact, you can actually begin a safe, age appropriate training program as young at 8 or 9 years old....

- Clinics To Be Held In Las Vegas, Chicago, New York And Annapolis -  Colorado Springs, Colorado USA Basketball will conduct youth basketball clinics in Las Vegas, Chicago, New York and Annapolis, Maryland, this summer. The USA Basketball Youth Development clinics, which will include children...

  • Date:
    Aug 23, 2012

Wherever you are in your basketball career, there's somebody younger and less experienced who wants to be where you are. In this FilmRoomTV episode, major Division I coaches like Jim Boeheim, Jay Wright and Lorenzo Romar break down why mentoring younger players will end up benefiting your own...

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