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Why Parents Need to Stop Coaching from the Sidelines

By coloradopremierbasketball | Mar 18, 2019

Why Parents Need to Stop Coaching from the Sidelines Last time we checked, most youth basketball teams have one (1) coach – give or take an assistant or two. That coach’s voice, and that voice only, is the voice that players should hear giving instruction and strategy throughout the course of a game. Fans should…

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Mullen Captures 4A State Girls Title with the Help of 8 Premier Players

By coloradopremierbasketball | Mar 12, 2019

Mullen Captures 4A Girls Title with the Help of 8 Premier Players The 4A Girls State title game on Saturday, March 9th between Mullen High School and Pueblo South High School featured eight (8) Colorado Premier Basketball Club players; Imani and Illiana Perez, Haley Van Horn, Megan Pohs, Gracie Gallegos, Alexa Dominguez, Abby Webster and…

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Jay Bilas Defines Toughness

By coloradopremierbasketball | Mar 4, 2019

Jay Bilas Defines Toughness There are many definitions for what it means to have “toughness” in the game of basketball. For some, toughness means pumping your chest, taunting an opponent after a big dunk, or getting in someone’s face and squaring up as if to fight. This is NOT what it means to have toughness…

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How to Move Past Mistakes and on to the Next Play

By coloradopremierbasketball | Feb 25, 2019

How to Move Past Mistakes and on to the Next Play With Premier Academy Team tryouts around the corner, we wanted to take a moment to talk about “Next Play Speed” and how it can help you during tryout. In other words, how fast can you move on to the next play? This is something that…

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USA Youth Basketball Development Guidelines

By coloradopremierbasketball | Feb 19, 2019

USA BASKETBALL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES Basketball has become one of the most popular youth sports in the United States. According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, 9.8 million boys and girls ages 6-17 played basketball in 2015. Though it has grown in popularity, it’s structure and organization has been slow to follow the pace of…

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What to Look for in a Youth Sports Program

By coloradopremierbasketball | Feb 13, 2019

There are a lot of club basketball and youth sports programs out there, but they are definitely not all the same. It is important for parents to properly evaluate if a program is the right fit for their child and family. The four most important points we feel parents should evaluate are Affordability and Fees,…

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Move of the Month: Same Foot Stop

By coloradopremierbasketball | Feb 11, 2019

MOVE OF THE MONTH: SAME FOOT STOP The Same Foot Stop is a great option to use when the defender is jamming your hips and taking away your shot, finish, and/or change of direction options off the dribble. This is one of our favorite separation moves that we teach at Premier and is great for…

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Dear Basketball | Motivation

By coloradopremierbasketball | Feb 4, 2019

DEAR BASKETBALL Need some extra motivation this week? Watch Kobe Bryant’s Oscar-winning short film called “Dear Basketball” linked below. Sometimes it’s important to remember WHY we picked up a basketball in the first place and how we fell in love with the game.  Not much more needs to be said…Watch below!   COLORADO PREMIER & UTAH PREMIER…

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Ashten Prechtel Named 2019 McDonald’s All-American

By coloradopremierbasketball | Jan 28, 2019

Premier Nike Girls EYBL player, Ashten Prechtel, will be showcasing her talents and representing Colorado Premier, the State of Colorado and Discovery Canyon High School on a national scale in March! Prechtel, a senior at Discovery Canyon, was named to the Girls McDonald’s All-American game roster for the West on Thursday, January 24th. Ashten is one…

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Player Spotlight: Jessica Bollwahn

By coloradopremierbasketball | Jan 22, 2019

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: JESSICA BOLLWAHN Jessica Bollwahn, Class of 2022, has made big contributions to the Columbine Rebels High School Girls Basketball program this season. In 14 games, Bollwahn is averaging 10.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 2 steals per game as a Freshman. In the last 5 contests, Bollwahn is shooting over 40% from…

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Premier Players Invited to USA Basketball Trials

By coloradopremierbasketball | May 12, 2016

Ashten Prechtel and Oliana Squires Invited to USA Team Trails By:  Gabrielle Smith and Keith Van Horn 2016 EYBL Girls player Ashten Prechtel and 2015 U17 National player Oliana Squires have been invited to participate in the USA Basketball National Team Trials for their respective age groups. Ashten, a freshman at Discovery Canyon High School,…

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Premier Featured in Denver Post

By coloradopremierbasketball | Mar 16, 2016

By:  Nick Kosmider LITTLETON — Keith Van Horn has a collection of followers on Twitter who keep clamoring for the same thing: Rick Majerus stories. Van Horn was an All-American at Utah before becoming the No. 2 pick in the 1997 NBA draft. His coach with the Utes was Majerus, who could spew venom with…

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U15 National Boys Rankings Rise

By coloradopremierbasketball | Feb 17, 2016

Colorado Premier U15 National Boys players Seth Dry, Jordyn Jiminez, Simon May and Avery Rembao are recognized by Prep Hoops Colorado as Top 50 players in Colorado.  To read the full article, click here. 2016 Boys and Girls Premier Academy Tryouts Information Register today for the top boys and girls basketball club team tryouts in…

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Premier Nike EYBL Team Player Tatum Rembao is Getting Buckets

By coloradopremierbasketball | Feb 17, 2016

By: Cris Tiller If you blink too slowly you might miss her. Loveland’s Tatum Rembao zips up and down the court with the kind of speed and athleticism you won’t find very often on a high school basketball court. The pace at which Rembao plays the game is what sets her apart from everyone else.…

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U10-U17 Boys and Girls Spring/Summer Club Team Tryouts

By coloradopremierbasketball | Feb 3, 2016

Tryout registration for a position on one of our Colorado basketball club’s U10-U17 Boys and Girls Premier Academy Teams is OPEN!!! Spots fill up VERY fast.  We are seeking the best players from Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region to come to tryouts. Colorado Premier Basketball Club is the premier AAU boys and girls basketball…

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PREMIER NIKE GIRLS EYBL TEAM TRYOUTS

By coloradopremierbasketball | Feb 3, 2016

Colorado’s Top Girls Basketball Club Tryouts – 2016 Our girl’s Colorado basketball club tryouts for a position on one of our Premier Academy AAU Teams that participate in the Nike Girls Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) are happening on March 6th and March 14th 2016 in Denver, Colorado!!! Colorado Premier Basketball Club is the only…

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Premier Special Olympics Showcase

By coloradopremierbasketball | Jan 25, 2016

For the fourth year in a row, the U16 Nike girls and Executive Director Keith Van Horn teamed up with Evergreen Park and Recreation District to run the Premier/Special Olympics Showcase. The Special Olympians were taught new drills and skills before they played a fun and competitive game with the U16 Nike girls. CBS Denver was…

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Premier Expands to Parker, CO and Utah

By coloradopremierbasketball | Jan 13, 2016

Denver, CO: Premier Basketball Club (Premier), a Nationally Sponsored Nike youth basketball organization, has announced that Parker Hoops Basketball Club has joined the Premier brand and will begin operating as Parker Premier beginning in March of 2016. In addition to this merger, Premier has also expanded outside of Colorado, adding Utah Premier. This marks the…

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Premier Adds Western Slope Location

By coloradopremierbasketball | Nov 11, 2015

Denver, CO: Colorado Premier Basketball Club (Premier), a Nationally Sponsored Nike youth basketball organization, has announced that Wildcats Sports Club and Western Colorado Supreme Court Basketball Club have joined the Premier brand and will begin operating as Western Slope Premier (WS Premier) beginning in January 2016. This marks the second major event in the last…

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Premier U17 National’s Oliana Squires Commits to Montana State!

By coloradopremierbasketball | Oct 13, 2015

  Colorado Premier U17 player Oliana Squires has committed to Montana State! Oli attends Sand Creek High School where she averaged 17.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 3.4 steals per game as a junior. She also led her team to the 4A state championship game and was named to the All-State First Team. Brandon…

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