Skills Aren’t Enough

Skills and performance work together on the field, but the development for each are two separate processes. Skills training is designed to enhance the abilities and instincts of a player and can be translated to in-game situations.  The way dribbling drills improve a basketball player’s ball handling skills, gauntlet drills improves a receiver’s catching ability…

HSA changing the game with SportsConnectU

By: Mariya Lewter, The Hype Machine Contributor  Britney Morgan and her team, known as Hardwood Sports Academy, are on the verge of changing the youth sports community for the better. With the upcoming launch of their new SportsConnectU app and website platform, HSA will work to help millions of high school athletes achieve their goals…

SCU talks to Coach Bruner about Youth Development Through Sports

by Randy Drautz SportsConnectU Co-Founder, Britney Morgan had the privilege of speaking with Coach Bruner about his coaching career, his philosophy and the development of youth through sports. Q: Give us a little background on your career. How did you get your start in coaching? When I was with the Boys & Girls Club of…

Q&A with Coach Henry Drakeford

It’s been five years since coach Henry “Buddy” Drakeford filled out his last lineup card. Five years since he spent his summers leading a caravan of baseball players from southwest Atlanta up, down and all-around the southeast from tournament to tournament. It’s been five years, and the letters on the back of his jersey that…

Tip #2 of 52: How to Increase Your Chances of Earning an Athletic Scholarship

“You cannot sit around and wait for college coaches to find you.  There are so many athletes that college coaches simply cannot see everyone.  Contrary to popular belief lots of quality athletes fail to earn scholarships because they simply believe coaches will find them.” – Coach Ivory Young  @cowboytweet22 Gain more exposure & connect directly…