90TEN Basketball Training Academy: A Coach’s Perspective

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Coach Heidi Paschal provides instruction to the 90TEN seventh grade boys basketball team.

 

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Coach Heidi Paschal provides instruction to the 90TEN seventh grade boys basketball team.

The 90TEN Basketball Training Academy is an elite level AAU basketball program for boys and girls grades fourth through high school. Teams are comprised of eight to ten players each with highly experienced and successful youth basketball coaches.

In the 2014-2015 season, Mike Reid coached the girls sixth grade team. Reid played 4 years of varsity basketball at Whitman College and now has coached for 30 years at North Thurston High School in addition to coaching the University of Puget Sound Summer League Team.

Mike shares, “I like coaching in the 90TEN program because of the passion for all things basketball that Robin Johnson has established. I enjoy coaching for the whole person/player. We spend time working on skills other than just what is physically performed on the court such as how to be a great teammate and even nutrition. It serves as a great reminder to the players to take care of their bodies.”

Heidi Paschal, 90TEN Boys Basketball Program Coordinator and Coach, follows up Reid’s comments stating, “I feel what we are trying to accomplish at 90TEN is a little bit different than other programs. It is more than just about basketball for us. We want our players to do well in school, be good family members, take care of their teammates on and off the court as well as be the best basketball player than can be. Personally, I wanted to be a part of this. Robin and I played against each other as kids and then coached against each other as adults. I think it is so awesome that she had the courage to pursue her lifelong dream of starting a gym and a competitive youth basketball program. I wanted to help her out and be a part of this dream.”

To learn more about the 90TEN Basketball Training Academy visit the website or Facebook page.

 

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