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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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2019-20 Premier Team Tryout Registration NOW OPEN

By coloradopremierbasketball | Jan 11, 2019

2019-20 Premier Academy Team Tryouts Tryout registration for 2019-20 Colorado Basketball Club U10-U17 JeffCo & Parker and U15-U17 WS Premier Academy Team Tryouts are open! With over 600 players trying out for our Premier Basketball Club Academy Teams in 2018, we had to go to a wait list for several age groups, so if you are planning…

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2019 Premier Updates and Information

By coloradopremierbasketball | Jan 7, 2019

2019 Premier Improvements and Updates Welcome to 2019! We begin our 2019 programs this week with our U10-U14 teams in JeffCo, Parker and Utah back on the hardwood for practices, skill development and games. We will be wrapping up elite team formation for our U10-U14 Western Slope program this week. We wanted to provide everyone…

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Premier High School Boys Off to a Great Start

By coloradopremierbasketball | Dec 20, 2018

Check out some of the early 2019-20 Premier high school boys standouts!  2019 Daniel Carr (6’9″ – Regis Jesuit High School): Daniel is off to a great start to his senior year. He’s averaging 23 ppg on shooting percentages of 50/40/85. He’s also averaging 11.4 rebounds per game with a crazy 4.2 offensive rebounds per…

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Register for Little Ballers (3-9 yr. old) 3v3 Winter Session 3 League/Clinics

By coloradopremierbasketball | Dec 18, 2018

Are you looking for Littleton beginner basketball playing and development opportunities for your son or daughter this Winter? If so, we offer a great 3v3 beginner basketball league in conjunction with South JeffCo Basketball (Littleton, CO) called Little Ballers! Little Ballers is designed for boys and girls ages 3-9 years old (Pre-K to 3rd Grade) who…

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Premier Academy Team Tryout Registration Opening Soon

By coloradopremierbasketball | Dec 10, 2018

Premier Basketball Club offers formal Colorado club basketball tryouts for our competitive Premier Academy teams annually. The Spring/Summer season generally spans from mid-march to the end of July depending on your location and age group. Being a Nike sponsored youth basketball club, Premier is made up of the best boys and girls players from the Rocky…

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10 Expectations of a Premier Academy Team Parent

By coloradopremierbasketball | Dec 4, 2018

Premier Basketball Club prides itself on maintaining a Colorado AAU basketball club environment that is conducive to player development both on and off the court. Unlike most AAU basketball clubs, Colorado Premier maintains and adheres to a firm policy that lists expectations of team parents in the club. In a time where parents are one…

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December Monthly News

By coloradopremierbasketball | Dec 1, 2018

2018 SCHOLARSHIP CAMPAIGN INFORMATION NOVEMBER 5th – DECEMBER 14th 2018 #STRENGTHFROMWITHIN Financial support is very important to our families. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization providing an exceptional personal development experience through the game of basketball for youth ages 3-18. Our Annual Scholarship Campaign is the only way that we fill teams & make…

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How to Develop Better Shooters

By coloradopremierbasketball | Nov 26, 2018

Shooting is a skill that all players need to master. At the highest level, the top teams are highly likely to be the best shooting teams in their respective league as it stretches out the defense and creates tougher decisions for help-side defenders. Especially later in games. Being able to shoot the basketball consistently also…

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Premier Announces New Director Anne Sabatini

By coloradopremierbasketball | Nov 19, 2018

It is with great pleasure that we announce the hiring of a new Premier Director, Anne Sabatini (Pronounced “Aunnie”) and we welcome her to our Premier Basketball Family. We are thrilled to be adding an internationally renowned coach that can significantly improve the quality of our programs and benefit our young athletes. Anne and her…

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2019 Holiday Elite Winter Basketball Camp Featuring Keith Van Horn

By coloradopremierbasketball | Nov 13, 2018

Registration is now open for the 2019 Holiday Break Elite Winter Basketball Camp! This has been our most sought-after winter basketball camp in previous years. If you wish to attend, register ASAP. Spots often fill up within the first two weeks of opening registration. This camp is designed for club level, competitive level, and higher intermediate…

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