Time is Short

Parents:  I know this is a LOT OF STUFF!!  I get how busy everybody is.  But these are your children, and I love children!  So i sometimes get quite detailed about issues like this (Our tournament approach) because I think it takes time, energy, effort and COHERENCE to explain why Basics does things the way…

PARENT INFO

Snap Shot Facts Five (5) divisions  U12 Co-Ed, U14 Boys, U14 Girls, U17 Boys, U17 Girls NO TRAVEL and NO WEEKENDS No try outs at U12 division.  We do NOT believe in cuts that young.  GRAB A SPOT, these fill up March Try outs for older divisions, practices begin AFTER Spring Break  (the week of…

Know Your Yardages

KNOW YOUR YARDAGES When I was playing professionally (1991-96), it was just pre-Tiger.  The best players at that time were Greg Norman, Freddie Couples, Ben Crenshaw, Paul Azinger, Payne Stewart, Corey Pavin, Ben Crenshaw, Nick Faldo, Nick Price and Tom Kite among others. Kite made it to # 1 in the world briefly, after wining…

2022-Gabe Newhof-6’8″

GABE NEWHOF Gabe signed at Spring Arbor University!  CONGRATS Gabe!! 6’8″–VIDEO BELOW 200 lbs Hudsonville Unity Christian, Hudsonville, MI Class of 2022 Gabe Newhof Transcript: 3.8: 2021 CONTACT INFORMATION Jon and Bobbi Newhof–Parents 5174 Leonard St Coopersville, MI  49404 616 834-2197 jdbrnewhof@yahoo.com High School Coach: Scott Sodsma 616 460-3708 Basics Coach Jim McGannon 616 402-1600…

No Cuts ages 12 and Under

No Cuts for ages 12 and Younger In 2022, we enter year 16 at Basics.  The sense of clarity we have been blessed with is ACUTE with regard to youth sports.   There is also an ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF WHITE NOISE.  Loud announcers, screaming fans, “experts” in your face everyday, Type A parents and families…

I Am A Coach

I Am A Coach I care about the players. Actually I love the players.  (Brilliant Coach Wooden Video here on this topic: 1:15) I am patient. I am honest. I lead by example. I am fair AND firm. I am capable and understand what I am teaching.  I teach precisely. I am passionate and dedicated…

Coach I got Cut

“Coach, I got cut…..”   Where do we begin but at the beginning….   Many-most will not take the time to consider these kids who get cut.  Most of these players quit at the time, but surprisingly many continue to try.   This post is about those kids.  The kids who do not make the…