Driven From Within U17 AAU @Spooky Nook

Big Shots Tournament Finale

The U17 Driven from Within AAU program finishes their summer season with a few hard-fought matchups. The team is comprised mostly of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania natives.

Kabaa Murray ‘24 (Steelton High-spire), Janye Stanley ‘22 (Harrisburg High), Yasheir Holmes ‘22 (Harrisburg High) , & Tristan Hatcher ‘23 (Cumberland Valley) to name a few, display their hunger and yearning to perform at a high level.

The head coach, Michah Davenport ‘99 Harrisburg High graduate, & 1998 4A State Champion. Coach Michah currently manages his Driven from Within program while also mentoring youth in his community.

Findaballer: Online Training

Pandemic Sparks Demand for Virtual Training

Findaballer Inc. Is providing virtual online basketball training and fitness instruction during this pandemic. Click here to sign up online.

How to Train Online

In order to train online certain technologies are necessary. Depending on the age of the participant will require certain adjustments in the drills provided but overall here is a mandatory list of essential options prior to having an online session:

  • 1-2 Basketballs
  • Cones are helpful (optional)
  • iPhone, iPad, Android device, or Mac or windows desktop or laptop with camera.
  • A secure and private wireless connection
  • A Loudspeaker, typically a bluetooth device.
  • Must have FaceTime, Google Duo, Skype, Or Zoom to establish a secure connection.
  • Depending on the age and size of the client will determine the space needed but typically a client need a five foot radius to perform drills safely.
Keep your child working with our program.

 

Lets Look Forward

Are we thankful for what we had, and what we currently have now? Are we finally going to understand the importance of being outside and being engaged in some form of physical fitness? This little monster called COVID-19 is destroying lives around the world, and holding the human population hostage in their own homes. I am certain that we as humans will get through these times and come out better than before.

In the streets of NYC, life has changed, despite the inactivity, essential has a new meaning.

Be Grateful

We must not dwell on the horrors but look toward the betterment of ourselves and the ones we love. This pandemic shines a light on the importance of the word “appreciation”. We should appreciate our loved ones while they’re with us, appreciate all the moms and dads who drove us to train and play our favorite sport. Even after they’ve worked a 40 plus hour work week.

Play

We should also appreciate the simple fact that we can run, jump, climb, and play together without worry. This is not just a message for the youth, this is for people of all ages. As adults we sometimes exempt ourselves from things we may see as childish. We forget we were once young and forget how amazing it felt to just play. It will always be important to interact with different people, play different sports, and stay active and healthy. Today’s situation should prove that to you as you sit inside, most likely bored out of your mind.

A father looks on in New Jersey while his son practices social distancing.

Reflections

Take time to see what we’ve all taken for granted and make it a point to be better once this is all over. We are all certainly in this together, and when we get out, we will be together once more. So, stay safe, stay prepared, and know that change will come.

In the streets of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The stay-at-home order has everyone in isolation.