The Edge, Where Point Guards are Molded–Edge Workouts Week of 4-20

Monday at 5
Tuesday at 5
Wednesday at 5
Thursday at 4
Friday at 5
Saturday at 12 preceded by shooting clinic at 10:30

POINT GUARD UNIVERSITY – PGU

I am starting a new PGU on Friday, April 24th at 4pm. l need three kids to fill out the roster. This session is for 5th-6th graders. Learning the nuances of the game takes time and, unfortunately, little or no time is devoted to mastering the necessary skills to make plays: screen/roll; pick and kick; give and go, skip passes, L-cuts, lobs, entries, pull-ups off screens, penetrate and dish. If you haven’t learned these crucial components of the game, you can kiss your chances of being a contributing player goodbye.

What I teach in PGU is the ESSENCE of basketball. If you haven’t been exposed to this more exalted air in the developmental years of basketball, you are behind the curve, permanently. We wouldn’t want that, would we now? Of course not. Everyone has an opportunity to better themselves which goes hand in hand with our democratic principles. It’s what the Statue of Liberty was constructed for after all.

So, with that in mind, and with the knowledge that the statue of limitations is about to run out, sign yourself up or forever hold your peace.

GROUP TRAINING

4.19 group

 

Check out this flattering photo of the young ballers who showed up one day last week at group. The older kids showed off some of their talents while the younger kids try to leave an imprint of their own to crow about.

As the educated among you know there is no “off-season” in basketball. Basketball is no place for dilettantes or debutantes, for that matter. Spring and summer ball are great training grounds for the player with his/her eyes on the prize. I think it was the noted philosopher cum restaurateur, Ray Kroc, who first intoned the now famous words, ‘Reps is for steps,’ which, translated, means the first step to becoming successful is ‘reps’ or repetitions. Well, it certainly worked for the genius who gave us sixty years of Golden Arches and not to mention incipient obesity and the gateway to heartburn.

You can come to Edge group for a month for only $140 simoleons. I do roughly 26 groups a month. Whether you start on 1st, the sixth or the 15th, you get a FULL thirty days of group. Siblings are only Ninety smackaroos.

Two very skilled bros are coming regularly to group these days: Hunter and Seth Hickman. Hunter is in 6th grade and Seth a mere 2nd grader with skills beyond his tender years. Dad played college ball so they have the genes (although they play in the usual basketball garb.)

I want to welcome Bailey Maynes back to group after a short sabbatical. Bailey is a good 7th grader with major upside. Her new team brought a ‘shooting coach’ in and this jasper said her shot was perfect and not to change a thing. Guess who her shooting coach is? The master, the maestro, the Mike. You’re welcome.

Remember this: you will only be as good as the hours you put into the gym. Heed the wise words of Ray Kroc: ‘reps is for steps.’ Come down to Collegiate and get a dose of reps without the heartburn.

SUMMER CAMP 2015

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Friends, Romans, Countrymen: lend me your ears. I promise to return them, dewaxed.

In a little more than TWO months, the 12th ANNUAL EDGE SUMMER CAMP commences. It is time for some BASKETBALL IMMERSION, my fine-feathered friends!

Whether you sign up for one, two, three or four sessions, you will get the BEST basketball skill instruction available.

Here is what you GET at Edge Camp:
1) An assortment of moves that you can directly apply to your games is there for the taking
2) Drills that will increase your competence on handling pressure are a mainstay
3) A plethora, nay, a cornucopia of scrimmaging and 1v1 that are guaranteed to further your offensive production
4) Shooting every day–practice makes perfect and with the area’s best shooting coach (me) to assist you, odds are you will become a potent threat to MAKE BUCKETS!
5) The BEST COACHING-TRAINING staff bar none in the Rocky Mountain region. All my coaches have been through the Edge training and are possessed of infinite wisdom along with infinite patience.
6) You will emerge, after 12-50 hours of basketball a BETTER PLAYER and I hope a BETTER HUMAN BEING.
7) Last, but certainly not least, you will have fun. More fun, in fact, than a barrel of monkeys after a gallon of Mountain Dew. Whew!

Slots are filling up. There has been a tsunami of registrations the last week. Assure your preferred spot NOW!

I have sibling discounts so the whole fam can partake from the little critters to the heirs to the fortune. Get the word out to friends, teammates and neighbors. Do them a solid and I am sure you will get one in return.

Edge Camp number twelve: where the rubber meets the road and where the baller meets his/her destiny.

2015 Registration Form

Peace, love, and soul, 

Mike

 

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