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I am IMPRESSED.....

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 11:18 PM Comments comments (128)
I was so impressed with one of my students yesterday during his 1-on-1 session! Prior to the workout he felt bad that his shots weren't falling in games, so I took him through a few drills that's targeted at building confidence. After he felt good about his shot, I push him for an hour of INTENSE shooting with the PROPER form! At one time during the workout, he made 49 shots out of 60 shot attempts! That's impressive on any level. He left the gym knowing he'd accomplished something and he was extremely proud of himself!
 
Sometimes all we need is a little encouragement and belief in ourselves!!!

2013 Ball Like Me Elite Basketball Camp

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 8:01 AM Comments comments (244)
15% Saving for EARLY BIRD  REGISTRATION
Call for details!!
 
Youth 2013 Summer Basketball Camps
June 24th-28th
(3:30pm-6:30pm)
July 15th-19th
(9:00am-12:00pm)
July 22nd-26th
(9:00am-12:00pm)
July 29th-August 2nd
(1:00pm-4:00pm)
August 5th-9th
(1:00pm-4:00pm)
August 12th-16th
(1:00pm-4:00pm)
 (Monday-Friday)
Camps will be held
at
THE ARC GYM
18 Chicago Avenue
 Oak Park, IL. 60302
 
Call 708-320-9752 now!!!

2013 Winter Youth Basketball

Posted on January 1, 2013 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (127)
 
Coming soon!!!!
 
Register today for our
2013 Winter Youth
Basketball & Agility Training
 
January 7th-March 15th
Ages 4-10, 11-17
 
Whittier Elementary
715 N. Harvey
Oak Park, IL. 60302
(Monday, Fridays)
4:45pm-6:45pm
 
The ARC Gym
18 Chicago Ave.
Oak Park, IL. 60302
(Saturdays)
6:00pm-8:00pm
 
Julian Middle School
413 S. Ridgeland
Oak Park, IL. 60302 
(Sundays)
3:00pm-5:00pm
 
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For A Special Father......

Posted on June 5, 2012 at 10:57 AM Comments comments (24)
Did you get your dad's or husband's or friend's Father's Day gift yet??? Well, there is still time!!! Ball Like Me Sports Management has a 2 hour Event for Fathers and Sons to strengthen their relationship through Sports Training. Come and see if your dad still has it!!!! Only $65.00 for your father and the 1st child and $15.00 per each additional child.
June 17, 2012 * 4:00pm-6:00pm(Limited players)
Call 708-320-9752 today!!!!

A Message to All Point Guards.....

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 11:14 AM Comments comments (54)
Qualities of great point guards..

1.)  Great point guards have to start with playing defense...
   a. First line of defense starts with the point guard...
   b. Sets the tone for how the team needs to compete...
   c. Defense jump starts the offense...

2.)   Great point guards have to know how to run a team...
   a.  Must be an extension of the coach on the floor...
   b. A vocal leader...
   c.  Needs to understand every component of the offense and be ready
        to add wrinkles at every given opportunity...

3.)  Great point guards know when to take a shot or create a shot
       for someone else...
   a. PG rule- if you're open and in your comfort range, never hesitate
       and take that shot 100% of the time...
   b. Know who your shot makers are and where they like to
       receive the  ball...
   c. Always keep the defense honest by mixing it up with inside
       and outside shot attempts...

Great point guards are tough and have a fiery spirit, they are aggressive on both sides of the floor but I think the most important quality all great point guards have is PASSION...

Respect the Champions!!!!!

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 11:32 AM Comments comments (164)
Quotes from some of the most historical sports figures of our time!!!

"The idea is not to block every shot... The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot..."
--Bill Russell


"If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat!!!"
--Herschel Walker


"you have to expect things from yourself before you can do them..."
--Michael Jordan


"The only place where success comes before hard work is in the dictionary..."
--Vince Lombardi


"There is no I in team but there is in win..."
--Michael Jordan


"what's the difference between a 3-week old puppy and a sportswriter??? In six weeks, the puppy stops whining..."
--Mike Ditka

"At the end of the day, I have an old school spirit... Respect the champions of the past because they inspire future champions..."
--Chauncey Jones





Chicago Bulls

Posted on April 30, 2012 at 6:49 PM Comments comments (235)
While everyone in Chi-town is upset about the 2012 Chicago Bulls championship dream, Ball Like Me Sports Management is more concerned about Derrick Rose's well being and his career!!! That's a SERIOUS injury...

P.S. We wish a Speedy Recovery for D. Rose.....

Coming Soon!!!!!!

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 2:56 PM Comments comments (298)
We just added additional hours for Ball Like Me Sports Managements Spring & Summer Sports Training Program beginning April 1, 2012......
                      
             Fridays 5:00pm-7:00pm

                      Saturdays 1:00pm-3:00pm
                        Sundays 6:00pm-8:00pm

               (Basketball, Football and Track)
Making the Good, GREAT!!!!!! Call 708-320-9752 now to register!!!
Earn Free sessions through our Refer-A-Friend Program!!!!

Blog 1

Posted on February 21, 2012 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (140)
Hello,
           
            My name is Chauncey L. Jones and I’m the CEO of Ball Like Me Sports Management, Inc., where even the best athletes get better. I want to share with you a little of my past experiences with basketball. I have been playing organized basketball since I was 8 years old. The first team I played for was the blue team in the Oak Park YMCA youth league, wow it’s really ironic that I started my career in Oak Park now I’m helping start careers in Oak Park, now that’s what I call coming full circle, what an awesome feeling. I went onto becoming the starting point guard for my elementary; high school and college teams. Over a three year span starting with my senior year in high school up until my second year in college as a starting point guard I posted a record of 95 wins to only 10 losses, so I think I know a little something about winning. Basketball has given me the opportunity to see the world and meet so many interesting people. Now I want to share my experience with your kids. I want to teach the skills I’ve been privileged to learn over the years.
 
At Ball Like Me Sports Management, Inc. we provide kids with the skills to win, not only in sports but in life as well. Our mentorship program offers a lot of real world views from major winners in life. Our mentors vary from the dental field; Business Managers of major corporations and College Professors and they’re really good at stressing the importance of education and self- respect. I started this company because I wanted to help kids get the proper training they need to have successful careers. I want them to get advanced training right from the start. I feel I’m a very good trainer, why? I’ll tell you a quick story, I started training this kid 18 weeks ago, he had never played basketball but his Mother had a good feeling about me, I guess my presentation was pretty good. When we started this kid couldn’t shoot; dribble and didn’t have any concept of the game. After 18 weeks I’m proud to say he is a player. He has an identity now. He can shoot, pass, dribble but more importantly he competes well and has more confidence on and off the court. I believe in myself, I believe this is a global movement and most of all I believe this is what God wants me to do. Ball Like Me Sports Management, Inc. where Real training = Real results.
 

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