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A Break to Get Better

I hope everyone is doing well and staying smart during this interesting time of life. It is amazing how abrupt the change on so many levels. From a personal standpoint, being forced to stay put has forced me to enjoy more time than ever to connect as a family and to...

WTYB – #5 – The Best Gifts a Parent Can Give

When I hit February, it seems to me that the basketball season has flown by. It's always a good reminder than seasons are fleeting, but the lessons we learn in the midst of them will go with us into the years ahead. So it's wise to keep our eyes focused on what we are...

WTYB – #4 – The Foundation of Play

The heart of the basketball season always seems to get away from me a bit! I love to get lost in the game-to-game rhythm of the season. But I am back on track here for a quick thought regarding the youth season. Actually, I suppose it isn't a thought about the season,...

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
WTYB – #4 – The Foundation of Play

WTYB – #4 – The Foundation of Play

The heart of the basketball season always seems to get away from me a bit! I love to get lost in the game-to-game rhythm of the season. But I am back on track here for a quick thought regarding the youth season. Actually, I suppose it isn't a thought about the season,...

WTYB – #3 – Man-to-Man Defense

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

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...

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A Break to Get Better

I hope everyone is doing well and staying smart during this interesting time of life. It is amazing how abrupt the change on so many...

WTYB – #5 – The Best Gifts a Parent Can Give

When I hit February, it seems to me that the basketball season has flown by. It's always a good reminder than seasons are fleeting, but...

WTYB – #4 – The Foundation of Play

The heart of the basketball season always seems to get away from me a bit! I love to get lost in the game-to-game rhythm of the season....

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

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