Tony Hobbs

How To Gain The Attention Of College Coaches At Tournaments

April 27, 2017

I’m not a big fan of basketball camps because there are so many in the market and it’s hard to tell which are the rights ones to attend. We will cover this topic in more detail in a later post but today I have put together a list of things to take into consideration when attending tournaments this summer where college coaches will be in attendants.

When the lights come on you have to be ready to play and show up like you have prepared for this 5k times in your head. College coaches have to give out a scholarship that’s their job, they are looking for players daily. Why not take advantage of playing in front of Coach K or Coach Calipari.

Let’s get to it.

Pre Warm-up

Always arrive 45 minutes before your game to properly warm up, you should have a good sweat before the game starts. Let the college coaches know you take your job serious by doing your own routine of warm up drills to prepare for the game.

The Best Player

In all basketball tournaments there’s at least one or two players with local or national ranking find that person and stick to them like glue when you play them. When they have the ball don’t allow no one else on your team to guard them but you if it’s a even match up. When you have the ball make them guard you to showcase you have similar skill sets if not better. At the end of the day make that player show you why they have that ranking next to their name.

Be Loud

In order to be seen you have to be heard. If you are a point guard you should be loud running your team, if you are a big man you should be yelling out screens, if you are a high flyer when you take flight be loud and try and tear the rim off to let defense know you cant jump with me.

50/50 Balls

All coaches love players that are willing to leave it on the floor without being coached to. If that’s being aggressive, chasing down steals, diving out of bounds for loose balls or going after offensive and defensive rebounds. To play the game right you must add 50/50 play in your game.

Defense! Defense! Defense!

Defense is so underrated but it’s the most sought after quality that college coaches want out of their players. If you can play lock down defense 94 feet and half court, that along can earn you a scholarship.

Take these tips memorize them you will need them when the LIGHTS come on!

-Tony Hobbs

Tony Hobbs

Basketball player development instructor with a passion to help improve your basketball training method and game intelligence.

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  • Edward Cabs April 27, 2017 Reply

    Tony I am a big fan of your posts and I agree with all of what you say here but it seems that the only players that are being promoted are offensive score first.

    • Tony Hobbs
      Test Test May 2, 2017 Reply

      I agree but you know just like I do basketball is won on both side of the court offense and defense.Their are still some coaches and gm that look for the defensive stoppers. Thanks for the comments.

  • Dear Gym Owners - Thank You June 19, 2017 Reply

    I used to be able to find good advice from
    your content.

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