Mikayla Cowling is having her best season yet overseas in Edremit, Turkey

Mikayla Cowling is having her best season yet overseas in Edremit, Turkey

April 14, 2022

“I came here with the vision of being my best self and showing up every day at every game producing and having the best percentages I could and just leaving it all on the court type of thing,” Cowling said. “This year [is] actually my highest [in] my scoring, my rebounding and everything, so I'm very proud of that.”

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Parent Testimonial: Rachel and Rodney Westmoreland II share how UPB has made a difference in their son Rodney’s game

Parent Testimonial: Rachel and Rodney Westmoreland II share how UPB has made a difference in their son Rodney’s game

April 07, 2022

"It really just built his confidence as well, to be able to understand not only what [the] other types of players he's playing with [are]... but to understand the great player that is inside of him and to be able to bring that out. We have [seen] his time with Packie being able to really bring out the greatest in himself. It's believing in yourself and having that confidence. So it's the skill set, but it's also the confidence we've watched increase over the period of time,” Mrs. Westmoreland said.

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Parent Testimonial: Joanne Yun shares her son John’s journey at UPB

Parent Testimonial: Joanne Yun shares her son John’s journey at UPB

March 31, 2022

“We love the trainers, we love the way they work with them. They take each individual really seriously. They really know their strengths, their weaknesses, they know how to build their confidence and their skills, they know what to work towards. They know where he needs to work harder, and they're not afraid to call him out on it, and he's not afraid to step up to the challenge,” Yun said.

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Mari Somvichian’s dedication to the game lands her a State Championship title

Mari Somvichian’s dedication to the game lands her a State Championship title

March 24, 2022

“Throughout the game, in my mind, I always knew we were going to win, but it's kind of like a different type of realization when the time is about to hit zero and you really realize you're actually going to win,” Somvichian said. “It's kind of a surreal feeling, and when the buzzer went off we were all just so happy. It was just a great moment.”

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Unlimited Potential Basketball pushes for women’s basketball

Unlimited Potential Basketball pushes for women’s basketball

March 17, 2022

“It starts with opportunity, it starts with exposure, and it starts with falling in love with the game. Our goal is just to help girls fall in love with basketball,” said Coach Packie Turner

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Improve your game and body with strength and conditioning

Improve your game and body with strength and conditioning

March 10, 2022

“If we're talking about Hoopers, there are [movements that] I call prehab movements, things that are going to help you stay out of rehab,” Sanchez said. “The ankles and the hips are so vital to them, right? So just simple things [such as] ankle rockers or mini band work so that it helps the hips strengthen and allows the gluteus medius to do what it's supposed to, [and] stretching the hip.”

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Tips on how to have a nutritious diet and how it can level up your game

Tips on how to have a nutritious diet and how it can level up your game

March 06, 2022

“I think that it's definitely going to be beneficial for young athletes to make sure that when their bodies are in their prime, and they're able to train and have the time and energy to train as much as they can, they want to make sure they’re getting the most out of it,” Abaya said. “So much of [preparation,] recovery, and fuel is in nutrition, and it doesn't seem like kids have that knowledge.”

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Coach Kathy Toon speaks on managing your emotions

Coach Kathy Toon speaks on managing your emotions

February 24, 2022

“Sports, academics, public speaking, in the operating room, or wherever, you have to know how to manage your emotions. No matter what happens in front of you, stay in that performance state. Deal with the other stuff later, but you can't just all of a sudden fall apart,” Toon said.

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Josh Friedkin starts his professional basketball career in Israel

Josh Friedkin starts his professional basketball career in Israel

February 17, 2022

“For me, that's just finding ways that I can slot in and contribute to our team winning games, you know. Whether that means scoring, whether that means passing, whether that means just making sure people are in the right spots, playing defense, whatever that takes, I'm willing to do it,” Friedkin said.

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Meet Michael Crocker: Videographer, editor, and director

Meet Michael Crocker: Videographer, editor, and director

February 10, 2022

“I think [my] favorite part [of my job] is just seeing how people approach life, you know, there's no right way, there's no wrong way. I think everyone has their own way of doing it, and then capturing greatness within that individual,” Crocker said. “So being able to translate just greatness and potential within people through film, and through videos, I think is the most fulfilling thing, and the relationships afterwards are really cool too.”

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Asha Thomas continues her career overseas in Nördlingen, Germany

Asha Thomas continues her career overseas in Nördlingen, Germany

February 03, 2022

“I've had the best of both [teammates and coaches] and that is rare. Very rare from what I've heard from former teammates I’ve played with or even people that I played against,” Thomas said. “So our connection has been really good. I would definitely call them another part of my family for sure. They make things not just easier, but they make you enjoy the experience.”

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Five ways to practice mindfulness

Five ways to practice mindfulness

January 27, 2022

“Like anything in life, it begins with your mindset. With what you believe to be true. If you have self doubt, you will hesitate in [the] game. We work to not only sharpen your physical tools but also your mental tools to allow you to fully trust your work and stop listening to the old stories in our head as to why we cannot do something,” Coach Packie said.

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