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WTYB – #3 – Man-to-Man Defense

I hope this post finds you well and enjoying your season. My theme throughout the season (and really all of youth basketball) is winning the long-game. The tendency in every segment of youth sports is to become so caught up in the now that you adopt a mentality and...

Washington Township Youth Basketball – #2

One of our goals this youth basketball season is to help more young players win the long-game of basketball development. There is so much that goes into that mission. An enjoyment of the game itself, opportunities to learn new things, connect with people, and so much...

Introductory Email – Washington Township Youth Basketball

Greetings everyone, My name is Joe Crispin. I am the owner and director of Crispin Basketball and the current head men’s basketball coach at Rowan University. We are very excited to serve you and your young players this season through our Coaching program.  Our...

Get Beneath the Game

We are often radically unaware of our own intellectual assumptions. In fact, it takes a lot of thought and reflection to clarify what it is we actually believe about things. It also typically takes a community. This includes what we believe about the game of...

Learning the Language

Below is an email I shared with the parents of our players in our fall half court 3-on-3 league. Hello everyone, We have one more week of our half court 3-on-3. We have enjoyed working with your kids and have learned plenty ourselves by teaching them. I wanted to...

Parental Anxiety

Youth soccer game today. 11-year-old ladies. No lie: the amount of parental and coaching anxiety present was disturbing. Naturally, it moved right off the sidelines onto the kids. Non-stop directions from the sidelines. And officiating (poor officiating). The actual...

Ingredients for a Good Practice

This is helpful. Ingredients of a Successful Practice

Read John O’Sullivan

If you are involved in youth sports at all, it is wise for you to read John O'Sullivan on a consistent basis. His Changing the Game Project is right on the money. But here's a recent post I certainly enjoyed. Remember, too many youth coaches want to treat the kids to...

Announcing our 2019-2020 Partnership with the Washington Township Boy’s Basketball Travel Program

I am excited to announce our recent partnership with the Washington Township Boy's Basketball travel program. During the 2019-2020 season, we will engage in the hiring and training of head coaches for the boy's basketball travel teams. As always, our mission is to...

Fall Events in Context

Fall Events in Context Anytime we create a new program or enter a new season of the year, I go into re-evaluation mode. I start asking questions about all our programs. What is their place? Should they exist? Should they change? Are they best for the kids we are...
Washington Township Youth Basketball – #2

Washington Township Youth Basketball – #2

One of our goals this youth basketball season is to help more young players win the long-game of basketball development. There is so much that goes into that mission. An enjoyment of the game itself, opportunities to learn new things, connect with people, and so much...

Get Beneath the Game

Get Beneath the Game

We are often radically unaware of our own intellectual assumptions. In fact, it takes a lot of thought and reflection to clarify what it is we actually believe about things. It also typically takes a community. This includes what we believe about the game of...

Learning the Language

Learning the Language

Below is an email I shared with the parents of our players in our fall half court 3-on-3 league. Hello everyone, We have one more week of our half court 3-on-3. We have enjoyed working with your kids and have learned plenty ourselves by teaching them. I wanted to...

Parental Anxiety

Parental Anxiety

Youth soccer game today. 11-year-old ladies. No lie: the amount of parental and coaching anxiety present was disturbing. Naturally, it moved right off the sidelines onto the kids. Non-stop directions from the sidelines. And officiating (poor officiating). The actual...

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WTYB – #3 – Man-to-Man Defense

I hope this post finds you well and enjoying your season. My theme throughout the season (and really all of youth basketball) is winning...

Washington Township Youth Basketball – #2

One of our goals this youth basketball season is to help more young players win the long-game of basketball development. There is so much...

Introductory Email – Washington Township Youth Basketball

Greetings everyone, My name is Joe Crispin. I am the owner and director of Crispin Basketball and the current head men’s basketball coach...

Get Beneath the Game

We are often radically unaware of our own intellectual assumptions. In fact, it takes a lot of thought and reflection to clarify what it...

Learning the Language

Below is an email I shared with the parents of our players in our fall half court 3-on-3 league. Hello everyone, We have one more week of...

Parental Anxiety

Youth soccer game today. 11-year-old ladies. No lie: the amount of parental and coaching anxiety present was disturbing. Naturally, it...

Ingredients for a Good Practice

This is helpful. Ingredients of a Successful Practice

Read John O’Sullivan

If you are involved in youth sports at all, it is wise for you to read John O'Sullivan on a consistent basis. His Changing the Game...

Announcing our 2019-2020 Partnership with the Washington Township Boy’s Basketball Travel Program

I am excited to announce our recent partnership with the Washington Township Boy's Basketball travel program. During the 2019-2020 season,...

Fall Events in Context

Fall Events in Context Anytime we create a new program or enter a new season of the year, I go into re-evaluation mode. I start asking...

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