From the Bench

Benefits of High School and Youth Sports for Student-Athletes

The benefits of high school and youth sports have always been expressed by coaches, parents, and administrators. Now, however, there are quantifiable ... more »

Five Tips for Recruiting High School Players

Recruitment. It's the lifeline for any successful college basketball program. But the recruitment of high school players goes far beyond tracking fiel... more »

UMD’s Ashworth Has Biggest Assist off the Court

This story appeared on the UMass Dartmouth athletics page and was written by Winning Hoops managing editor, Wesley Sykes.  On the hardwood, UMass ... more »

Kenny Smith Launches Virtual Basketball Camp with Pros

Former NBA champion and current TNT NBA analyst Kenny "The Jet" Smith is stepping up to offer a virtual training setting for young hoopers. Accordi... more »

An Ode to Old School Basketball

Having had the pleasure of coaching basketball since 1970 at all levels, junior high school, high school, minor league, Internationally, and 21 years ... more »

5 Basketball Drills For Youth Players

As sports, and basketball, prepare to resume athletic activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, players have taken their team workouts and altered them t... more »

4 Tips for Balancing Basketball with Life & Studies

It can be stressful for student-athletes balancing success on the hardwood with success in the classrooms and everyday life. But the importance of bei... more »

WABA’s Scottsdale Sirens Set Tryout Dates

The Scottsdale Sirens will be hosting pre-season tryouts for its newly founded professional women's basketball team. The organization is scouting wome... more »

At-Home Basketball Drills for Young Players

The beauty of basketball is the simplicity of the game itself. All it takes to play is a person, a hoop, and a ball. That's it. So while many Ameri... more »

Lessons learned from the MJ doc, ‘The Last Dance’

The spring of 2020 was a challenging one for basketball fans, players, and coaches. Both the men and women's NCAA tournaments were canceled. The NBA s... more »


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