Building confidence, both inside and out, is our passion. Est: 2006


At Basics Sports, effective training begins with fundamental skill development and appropriate adult modeling. Our coaches are well-trained, motivated, committed, capable, patient, and caring. We help athletes reach their potential while assisting them in their growth, maturity, and development off the playing surface.

Spring Teams

March to June

Lakeshore & Rockford Teams (Youth, Middle School & High School)  

No Try Outs, No Travel, No Weekends, No Circus 

Our Spring Team model was founded in 2011 on the premise that traveling and time away from practice in the OFF SEASON is wasted time. Basics Spring Team training emphasizes the FULL DEVELOPMENT of the player/team/program on and off the court. The teams are designed to improve skill development and confidence and prepare players for school-related tryouts, teams, and competitions.

Mindset Training

Being able to handle mistakes, bad outcomes, failure and a critical inner voice (many young players REALLY give themselves a hard time) is a BIG advantage.  Learn the tools the pros work on to handle adversity.    

NEW: Mindset Camps before Fall Sports:  Football, Boys Soccer, Lacrosse, Boys Tennis, XC, Girls Swimming, Girls Golf

Jim in the Gym

Comments from Coach McGannon

I have always wanted to communicate brief, cogent thoughts on Youth Sports.  I have been working on a book on that topic.  It may morph into a Parent Handbook, a guide to navigating the many facets of youth sports.

Parents are ALWAYS welcome to call with any questions. I believe that your youth sports choices are among the most important you will make for your kids. 

Today’s topic is pre-existing!  Go to our Candid Shots library of video logs that address many important topics.  Travel Sports, Try outs, Basketball’s MOST IMPORTANT SKILL DRILL, Youth tournaments, Normal Improvement and many other topics of interest.  

Summer Camps 2024

A West Michigan institution since 2006!

Fundamentals include passing, dribbling, shooting, footwork, and conditioning. Players will have fun plus learn the game. Camps are limited in size. This training ensures individual player attention and strong reinforcement of the skills.  Scrimmaging is a big part of our summer camp model.

GRAB AN OUTDOOR CAMP IN SPRING LAKE.  Quite the setting for fun and fundamentals!



Pre-Tryout Prep-2024

  • Middle School (MS) = 6th-7th-8th Graders
  • High School (HS) = 9th-12th Graders

On the Lakeshore & Rockford

Boys and Girls Training Offered.

Basics Mindset

Mental strength tools and routines are powerful.

The Basics Mindset training improves confidence, resilience, and fosters stronger commitment & attitude. Learn how to approach adversity and challenge with resolve, creating a competitive advantage in generating positive outcomes with life-long applications.

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