With my first evaluation clinic coming up in less than a week, I wanted to answer a few questions that have crossed my desk. Some of the answers can be found in my introduction article I published a few weeks ago https://herhoopsnetwork.com/2023/01/29/the-bash-favs-tour-information-guide/, but I’ll give everyone a refresher.
What is a Bash Fav?
I enjoy winning. I like winning basketball players, so when I watch a game, I look for prospects who are impacting winning basketball. My favorite players don’t have to drop the gaudiest stats. When I watch and evaluate, I am looking for those who possess skills that translate to their team executing a positive possession on offense/defense.
Who Runs All the clinics?
Me. I came up with the criteria and the clinic itinerary, and I will be hands-on throughout the event to teach the players about the game from a different perspective. I have watched high school players enough to know their strengths and weaknesses, so I can design a plan that helps fine-tune specific skill sets. I will have trainers helping and running drills, but I will run most of the event.
Is this a Showcase?
No. This is about getting better and preparing players for the big showcases that college coaches attend down the road. I am doing these clinics instead of a spring showcase because I watch prospects at these events and don’t learn as much as I would like. I know the players are talented, but I can’t tell what skills they have that translate to the next level. Can they read a defense? Can they operate in an offense in 30 seconds or less? How versatile are these prospects? How many positions can they play? I can’t figure out those answers in a huge setting like a showcase, but I can in a clinic where I am up close evaluating every nook and cranny of a player’s game.
What Happens Next?
As I announced on social media about a week ago, the point of holding these clinics is so I can create prospect reports for my scouting service, ” The Bash Hoops Report,” which launches this spring https://herhoopsnetwork.com/2023/02/09/the-bash-hoops-report-the-introduction/. Multiple data points and progression tracking is important for a player’s recruitment and development. Coaches want to know how a player has improved over time to gauge what kind of prospect they are. These clinics are good tools for me to use in between the AAU season in order to give a detailed and thorough report.
How Many Clinics Per Year?
My goal is to have these opportunities for players 2-3 times a year, so if you can’t make it to one in the spring, maybe you can in the summer or fall.
What will the Clinics Consist of?
This is the most popular question, and rightfully so. Outside of a 5v5 full-court scrimmage, there will be a 3v3 and 1v1 component. A wrinkle will also be thrown into the scrimmaging as I added a shot clock to emphasize playing with pace and executing in under 30 seconds.
There will be a handful of action series drills (PnR, drive +kick, etc.), shooting, and high/low post work, to name a few.
Does Registration Close?
Nope! Registration stays open until the day of the event and walk-ins are welcome and you can register at the door.
Can You Attend Any Clinic or just the one in your Home State?
All the clinics no matter the state are open to everyone! I am holding a clinic in each New England state for the players convenience so traveling is less of a burden. So if you are from MA you can certainly go to the VT or ME clinic if you choose. If you are from RI or NY, feel free to go to the CT or NH clinic if that works best!
Those were some of the questions I recieved over the past couple of weeks. Don’t hesitate to reach out if any more questions comes up!
Email me: Bash@herhoopsnetwork.com