News & Blog2020-09-17T13:50:35-05:00
Eye on the Ball Basketball News Blog

    “On the Ball”  with Burlington Basketball

           Get the latest on program news, youth health & training tips…plus everything Basketball!

What to Look for in a Local Summer Basketball Camp Near You!

Choosing the right summer basketball camp for kids can be a bit of a daunting process when you start thinking about everything you want it to include. Taking steps to ensure that your young athlete will gain the most from their summer camp experience will help them transition smoothly into a team setting when […]

By |April 27th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

9 Ways to Build Confidence in Young Athletes 

Confidence is one of the most important traits that a basketball player can have at any age or skill level. Unfortunately, for some people, confidence can be difficult to come by if they aren’t in the right environment. When youth decide to start playing a sport it is important for parents and coaches to […]

By |March 23rd, 2022|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

How to Get Children Started in Basketball (8 Simple Tips)          

It’s no secret that physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages, and the best way to turn exercise into a habit is to start young. Encouraging kids to play a sport can help change physical activity from a chore into an exciting pastime that they don’t want […]

By |February 18th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

What to Look for in a House League Basketball Program

When your child starts to show an interest in playing a sport like basketball, your search for a great basketball program will begin. Although their school may offer some exposure in gym class or with an after-school league, your child may benefit more from joining an organized group outside of the school setting. If […]

By |January 17th, 2022|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

How to win as a youth sports leader (It’s not all about winning games)

When a child starts playing a sport, it’s often thanks to encouragement from their parents or other adults in their world. These leaders play a significant role in a child’s desire to play sports like basketball, whether they realize their impact or not. A great leader will help a young athlete to have confidence […]

By |December 16th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

Teaching Sportsmanship in Youth Sports         

Being a good sport is something that all kids should learn, regardless of what kind of sport they play. These skills are ones that will stick with them for the rest of their lives and carry over into other aspects of their day-to-day life. Good sportsmanship is about more than just shaking hands with […]

By |November 17th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips for Teaching Sportsmanship to Youth Basketball Players            

When it comes to teaching young players how to play a sport like basketball, there are many skills that they’ll have to learn in order to succeed on the court. Important skills like passing, shooting, dribbling and moving around with the ball are all things that a well-rounded athlete will need to be good […]

By |October 18th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

Should Youth Basketball Players Be Assigned Fixed Positions

When a child first starts playing basketball it’s common for parents (and uninformed coaches) to push them into choosing a position. It’s usually no surprise that many parents want their child to take on a role that will see them scoring points. However, most coaches and professional players agree that the best course of […]

By |September 21st, 2021|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

Selecting a House League Sport – Why Basketball is a Great Choice

As your child becomes interested in playing sports, selecting from local house league sports programs is a great way to start.  They may have a specific sport in mind already or may be open minded to anything fun. If they don’t already have their heart set on something else, basketball is a perfect option […]

By |August 19th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

What Should I Look for in a Summer Sports Camp?                    

With most rec leagues paused for the summer you may be on the hunt for a great summer sports camp for your young athlete. But with so many options out there it can be hard to know exactly what to look for in a sports camp. Though a key tenant of summer camp is […]

By |July 14th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments
Go to Top