Our existence, the choices we make -- they matter. Sometimes we may never know the impact we have. That the simple act of playing basketball with heart and passion can forever alter another's life.
Coaching with a clear mind has allowed me to be better at my job. It has allowed me to open up to my team and share experiences. It has made us closer. I have friends that I truly could not live without. We are a unique family that exists from similar experiences. I coach boys high school basketball and yes, I'm gay.
Running up the score can have different effects on members of the losing team for young players. Some might feel totally embarrassed and dejected and decide to quit the team or the sport altogether.
There are not a lot of ways out of Barrow, but basketball is one of the best.
After a day filled with blowouts, you feel like you're being tested. Do you love the game as much as you think? You understand how first rounds work,...
When I came out in June, many members of the media questioned what would happen when the high school basketball team I coach began playing games. How would my players react? What about opposing teams? Opposing coaches? Opposing fans?
Before the game, the announcer warned the crowd to stay in their seats. Security steadied for a stampede from the stands. The announcer pleaded with the fans and players, "It's just a game! It's just a game!"
What first came to mind, walking into the Park District of La Grange gym last Saturday, was a simple two-day basketball camp with almost 180 kids in mesh jerseys.
It was another excellent adidas Nations global event held in Southern California this past weekend. Many of the top USA recruits from the 2014 and 2015 classes participated. The championship game featured 19 players in the top 100 for their particular class.
The 2012 Adidas Nations was an excellent event with the competition for our All-Tournament teams intense. Here are NetScouts Basketball All-USA and All-International Teams.
The World Select Team captured an 84-75 win over the USA Junior National Select Team in the Nike Hoop Summit on Saturday night at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon.
High school teams across the country are staging their own post-season dramas, and I was fortunate recently to be a part of championship game activities for Washington, D.C. area basketball.
Recently I hit my head while going for the ball in a basketball game. I felt fine so I kept playing, but the next day I had frequent headaches.
When Nick Reich was hired as a social worker at the school in 2007 and decided to take on the basketball coaching position in his spare time, he wasn't expected to lead the Pumas to a state championship.
"Play Their Hearts Out" is an eight-year journey through the world of grassroots basketball, where boys as young as 10 are targeted by shoe company ex...
It's the true story of a team's pursuit of a 25th state championship, teens fighting to get out of underprivileged neighborhoods and how one coach uses basketball to teach life lessons.