Houston, TX, June 15, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- According to a report by the NCAA, there are nearly 1 million boys and girls playing on high school basketball teams in the United States, but only 1 percent will actually sign a scholarship, or play on the college level, which is why representatives with Youth Basketball Association, announced today that the organization is now offering private and group basketball training sessions in Houston for players of all ages.
“Many parents want to see their child succeed in basketball, however, most are not getting the proper training early enough to make a difference,” said Karon Bradley, lead trainer and spokesperson for Youth Basketball Association. “There are several other youth basketball programs, but a very small few that provide your child with the individual attention that is essential to improving their skills. We are one of the few.”
According to the NCAA report, professional training for local athletes is needed due to the low odds of playing basketball beyond high school. The report revealed that there are 546,428 players participating in high school basketball in the United States, and 429,380 girls playing high school basketball. Of these numbers, only 1 percent of boys and 1 percent of girls have an opportunity to play on the college level.
“I always tell everyone who has a dream or desire to play basketball in college to stop and really think about the chances they have of earning a scholarship to play college basketball,” said Bradley, who played at Cy-Springs High School in Houston, averaging 28 points a game, before playing Division I college basketball at Marquette University during his freshman and sophomore seasons and closing his college career out at Wichita State University. “Not only must you be tops in your sport but you also need to be a good student because your grades and test scores are vital to your chances of landing a scholarship.”
Bradley, who also played basketball on the professional level, went on to note that the staff at Youth Basketball Association wants to share their experiences and knowledge of the game with the youth of the Houston Metro area to help kids fulfill their lifelong dreams.
“To become the best, you must learn from the best,” Bradley stressed, before adding, “Our program provides the personnel with over 20 years of playing and coaching experience. Since we started six years ago we have been Houston’s No. 1 basketball program, teaching well over 1,000 kids in our programs.”
For more information, please visit www.youthba.com; call (713) 409-1650, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.