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.

Summer Camps

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.

5 locations

  1. Spring Lake
  2. Allendale
  3. Forest Hills
  4. Rockford
  5. Byron Center

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: Summer Mindset Camp before Fall Sports begin

Football, Boys Soccer, Lacrosse, Boys Tennis, XC, Girls Swimming, Girls Golf

August 5-7  REGISTER

Weather permitting, a cookout at Coach McGannon’s home on the final day!

Jim in the Gym

Comments from Coach McGannon

Practice-to-game ratio

When a test approaches, you study.  If you want to do well, you study a LOT.  One thing you won’t do is take test after test after test to actually prepare for the test that matters.  That’s nuts!

Yet with youth sports in this country, many programs play more games than they practice.   This makes no sense from a competitive growth perspective but makes infinitely good sense for the organizers, who make a bundle on the games, the fees, the gear.

A correct practice-to-game ratio should be at a minimum 4 to 1.   Ideally it’s closer to 6 to 1.   Skills are NOT built in games, but in practice. Parents, the most powerful word in Youth Sports is NO.

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PRE-SEASON

PREP

Pre-Tryout Prep-2024

  • Middle School (MS) = 6th-7th-8th Graders
  • High School (HS) = 9th-12th Graders
  • Over 90% make their school teams
  • Dozens and dozens of underclassmen called up to varsity.  The best preparation anywhere.
  • Includes the Basics Mindset Training

The Lakeshore, Rockford, Byron Center

Boys and Girls Training Offered.

Skills and Private Training

Basics is the premier choice for skill development and private training

Skills Training: Fundamentals include passing, dribbling, shooting, footwork, and conditioning. Players will have fun plus learn the game. Limited enrollment. This training ensures individual player attention and strong reinforcement of the skills.  Scrimmaging may be added at coach’s discretion. 

Private Training:  imediate feedback on strengths and weaknesses and what drills to practice to improve. Grab a Private Training block of 4 to save $$.  NOTE: there is no aditional cost for a 2nd player, great for siblings or buddies.

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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