From: Thomas Hursey, Executive Director
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:49 AM
To: Coach Jim McGannon
Subject: Basics program


I am very impressed with Basics training program and philosophy. BCAM is trying to emphasize similar thoughts with its membership. I would like to use your newsletter in my next newsletter to our over 5000 members. If you could give me that permission, our coaches need to hear your message.


Tom Hursey – Executive Director

Basketball Coaches Assoc. of MI (BCAM)

Newsletter Summary

The vast majority of players compete BEFORE they have sharp, repeatable skills.  Competing before a player has sharp skills is like taking tests without sufficient studying. The outcome is a foregone conclusion.


Lack of skill (or poor skills) is the primary reason why youth basketball (18 years old and younger) often barely resembles what you see on TV.


SUMMARY: If your son or daughter is truly serious about playing COMPETITIVE basketball, reduce the games, the travel, the leagues and work hard on sharp skill development, physical strength/agility and MENTAL TOUGHNESS.  This is Basics model.


Evan Bruinsma-2010 Associated Press Michigan High School Player of the Year (D-1 @ Detroit) attended Basics over 100 X

“I never understood why so many kids traveled all over the state to play basketball when the best training in the state was right here on the Lakeshore. Basics taught me the primary skills required to compete, and then gave me a TON of repetitions to sharpen those skills.”

NOTE: Evan anchored the 3-peat state championship teams at Western Michigan Christian 2008, 2009 and 2010. Evan was named the 2010 AP Michigan High School Player of the Year. (Wins Basics DUNK contest in last year!)