Academy To Re-Open Monday August 15, 2016!

Due to summer camps and other conflicts, the Academy has been closed and all classes cancelled until August.  The Academy will re-open Monday August 15, 2016.  Many of you have already started pre-registering for classes and private lessons at that time.  You can do so as well via the mobile app or through our website.  Apologies in advance for any and all inconveniences and look forward to seeing many of you later this summer.

-The HSB Academy Team-

HSB Coaches In The News

HSB Coach Mike Harris and his beautiful wife Elsa welcomed their third child into the world May 12, 2016. Please join us in congratulating them on the birth of their son.

Following his standout season in Germany this year, HSB’s own Suleiman Braimoh has been invited to try-out for the Nigerian National team. Only a handful of players are ever granted such an honor and opportunity to represent their country. Way to go Sulei!

Coach Perry Petty and his squad in Hungary came up just short of the Finals this year losing Game 5 of the semi’s 77-69 on May 29th. Perry led the way for Kormend with 24 points and 6 rebounds in the loss.

Check Your Invites – HSB365 Is Live!

Train With The Pros All Summer Long

Many of you have still not accepted or opened your invites to join the all new HSB365 training platform and mobile app. These invites are sent via email and we have had reports that several of them have ended up in spam folders. Although available for download from the App and Play Store, the site is still in a controlled Beta and users must create an account through their exclusive invite to gain access.

For those that may not know, HSB365 is a next-level web & mobile application designed by the serious basketball player, for the serious basketball player. The latest creation from our training team, HSB365 gives players of all ages, incomes, and physical abilities instant and unlimited access to what we hope will become the most comprehensive basketball training environment ever produced online.

New full length workouts are uploaded every Tuesday. For more information or to request an invite visit www.hsb365.com or contact us at info@hsb365.com.

-The HSB365 Team-

Only Two Days To Save – Sale Ends Friday!

As noted a few weeks back, due to the overwhelming demand in the Treasure Valley we have added two additional TV Summer Sessions. These Camps are July 6th – 8th at Cole Valley Christian in Meridian and July 28th – 30th at the Idaho Athletic Club in Eagle. Remember, all registrations received by this Friday June 3rd will receive a $25 discount on their sign-up fees. The price will auto-populate during registration and no promo code is required.

Last Chance To Register For Camp!

Upcoming Sessions Almost Full

Summer is upon us and for many of you, this may be your last chance to register for one of our upcoming camps. Several of our sessions have already reached their maximum capacity and the others are not far behind.

For more information or to ensure yourself a spot please visit www.hsbcamps.com.

As always registrations are accepted on a first come first serve basis and once they are gone, new sign-ups will be directed to the waitlist. Hope to see you all this summer.

HSBCAMPS 2016 Summer Schedule
June 13th – 15th – Canyon Ridge High School, Twin Falls, ID
June 16th – 18th – Idaho Athletic Club, Eagle, ID
June 20th – 22nd – Capital High School, Boise, ID
June 23rd – 25th – Payette Lakes Middle School, McCall, ID
June 27th – July 1st – Capital High School, Boise, ID
July 6th – 8th – Gooding High School, Gooding, ID
July 6th – 8th – Cole Valley Christian, Meridian, ID
July 11th – 13th – Mountain View High School, Bend, OR
July 11th & 12th – Elite Session Bend Hoops, Bend, OR
July 14th – 16th – Skyview High School, Nampa, ID
July 18th – 22nd – Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club, Mercer Island, WA
July 25th – 27th – Wood River High School, Hailey, ID
July 28th – 30th – Idaho Athletic Club, Eagle, ID
August 1st – 3rd – Park City High School, Park City, UT
August 5th – 7th – Bucaplaa, San Juan, PR
August 8th – 10th – Campo Atletico Charles H. Terry, San Juan, PR

HSB Academy Update – Summer Schedule!

Crazy to think it is June 1. Many of you have been asking about the Academy’s Summer Schedule and several have already seen the cancellations that have been uploaded into the online system. Although sessions will run over the next 2 weeks, the Academy will close June 13th and not re-open until early August. This change will impact all sessions and locations.

We truly apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused. The Academy has stayed open during the summer the last few years but attendance has been poor to say in the least.

As always, to avoid showing up to a session that has been changed or cancelled, please make sure you are using your MindBody apps and pre-registering for classes.

Note – those impacted by this closure will be given an extension on their expiration dates. Also, those wanting to train with us during the summer can do so through HSB365’s online platform and mobile app where new video content is uploaded every Tuesday.

Thanks in advance for your understanding and any questions please don’t hesitate to email us at info@hsbacademy.com. Have a great summer!

-The HSB Academy Team-

It’s Live – HSB365 Episode 10 Now Available!

“Going Up On Tuesday”

As mentioned last week, every Tuesday new video content will go live on the HSB365 mobile app and web platform. Episode 10 is now available for viewing and is the latest in a series of new videos that will be uploaded over the next couple weeks.  Giving parents, players, and pros instant access to full length basketball workouts, HSB365 is the perfect tool for anyone looking to really improve their game this offseason.  Ready to get started?  Click Here

What is HSB365?

HSB365 is a brand new online training platform, connecting parents, players, and pros 365 days a year.  Whether in Boise or not, for the first time ever, we now have a way to train, mentor, and inspire kids from around the globe online.  Players can download workouts & videos, interact with coaches, and get all the latest insight from our forum.  Currently in Beta, all workouts and information are free although we will transition soon to a subscription based service.  Haven’t received your invite?  Email “I Want In” to info@hsb365.com.

2016 Summer Camps Filling-Up!

Are you registered? Our 2016 Summer Camps have been filling-up at a record pace.  We are already well ahead of where we were this time last year and many of our returners have yet to register.

Featuring a handful of new locations, coaches, and as always a 100% brand new curriculum, this summer is certainly serving up to be our biggest yet. Stay tuned for updates and availability reports as remaining space this year is extremely limited in some locations.  For example McCall only has 3 MORE SPOTS, and the Boise Sessions at Capital High School are down to LESS THAN 10 SPACES IN EACH SESSION.

As always registrations are accepted on a first come first serve basis and once they are gone, new sign-ups will be directed to the waitlist.  For more information or to register, visit www.hsbcamps.com or contact the HSBCAMPS Team directly at info@hsbcamps.com. Hope to see you all this summer.

HSBCAMPS 2016 Summer Schedule
June 13th – 15th – Canyon Ridge High School, Twin Falls, ID
June 16th – 18th – Idaho Athletic Club, Eagle, ID
June 20th – 22nd – Capital High School, Boise, ID
June 23rd – 25th – Payette Lakes Middle School, McCall, ID
June 27th – July 1st – Capital High School, Boise, ID
July 6th – 8th – Gooding High School, Gooding, ID
July 11th – 13th – Mountain View High School, Bend, OR
July 11th & 12th – Elite Session Bend Hoops, Bend, OR
July 14th – 16th – Skyview High School, Nampa, ID
July 18th – 22nd – Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club, Mercer Island, WA
July 25th – 27th – Wood River High School, Hailey, ID
August 1st – 3rd – Park City High School, Park City, UT
August 5th – 7th – Bucaplaa, San Juan, PR
August 8th – 10th – Campo Atletico Charles H. Terry, San Juan, PR

Coming Soon
Portland, OR
Meridian, ID
Sydney, Australia
London, England

From The Vault – The Ugly Truth!

Written By HSBCAMPS Director Carson Sofro On February 7, 2011

I had a conversation with a colleague late last week about the concept of “Guaranteed” results. This has always been hard for me to understand. How can you “Guarantee” results in sports?

Although foreign to me, it is something that is promised all over the country.  Parents are willing to spend thousands, sometimes tens of thousands of dollars to get their children to that next level. They will hire the best of the best, in hopes that the best will ensure greatness.

Many professionals who offer services such as these, “Guarantee” results. “I guarantee I can make your son or daughter play at the next level.” Bold statement if you ask me, considering there are so many factors that go in to who makes it and who doesn’t.

In my humble opinion – here are four factors that play into the equation.

You Cannot Teach Athleticism – Athleticism is a gift you are born with or without. You can build strength, you can improve quickness, you can even increase your vertical leap, however the ability to jump 40 plus inches in the air is something that you cannot teach.  A scout once told me there are three ways to make it to the NBA.  You are a phenomenally well rounded player, do one or two things extremely well, or are just a freak athlete. You can’t teach the freak.

The Biggest Influence in the Game is Between Your Ears – Mental toughness is a very hard concept to teach, and something very few ever truly learn. Although Kobe and Lebron are incredibly gifted and hard working athletes, in my opinion, their advantage over competition lies in their head. They are mentally solid in every aspect of the game, which is why they can do what they do night after night.

Geography – I was a factor of this one. You can be a great player, but if no one ever sees you, it doesn’t matter. Though this is becoming easier with advances in technology and the increasing availability of the internet, growing up in Idaho or Montana, for example, is no advantage. Most scouts do not even know where those places are.

Under most circumstances, in order to be great, you need to surround yourself with those that are great or greater than you. You need to challenge yourself by playing with the best players and the toughest competition. This can be hard when you factor in where you live. Sun Valley, Idaho where I grew up, was not a hot bed for future basketball stars. I had to travel to compete, which is not always easy to do.

Dedication and Determination – I have been running HSBCAMPS for years now and this is perhaps the issue that our kids struggle with most. Do you WANT to play at the next level or do you HAVE to play at the next level?

Most people want something but they either don’t understand what it takes to get it or they refuse to work hard enough. There are hundreds of thousands of athletes as we speak, training, competing, and doing everything possible to achieve their dreams. Greatness is not easy – if it was, it would be easily achieved. Even the best are working every day to become better. Think of all of those that are competing for your spot right now.

Formerly a sales manager at 24 Hour Fitness, I used to talk to people about their goals and why they were interested in joining the gym. We had a “Guaranteed” training program with “Guaranteed” results. We could guarantee whatever we wanted, as much as we wanted, but I knew as well as anyone that it did not mean it was going to happen. You can promise, you can preach, and you can motivate all you want, but if the person you are pushing does not want to be pushed, it is all for nothing. The guarantee lies with each individual.

I am a firm believer that if we set ourselves up to accomplish, anything is possible. The key lies in WE. We need coaches, we need trainers, we need mentors in our lives, but only WE can force ourselves to do that extra workout, shoot those extra jump shots, and to study when we are exhausted. There’s that old saying, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.” The water is there, are you going to drink? Only you can make that decision and don not let anyone tell you otherwise. There are no substitutes for hard work and dedication and no amount of “Guaranteeing” will ever change that.

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