Texas Mayhem Teams range from 8U-17U and is a year round program. Our teams are designed to excel player development and get players to college. Our younger teams will get an incredible experience traveling like a college program and learning the recruiting process. High School teams begin the recruiting process from "Day One" of entering our program.
Our program is based on the teachings of Coach Chris Oliver. Chris Oliver is a Canadian College Coach who has revolutionized the game, through his teaching system based on decision making and the "Games approach" philosophy. Below is a list of our programs and what Mayhem can do for your player.
13U - 17U Boys & Girls Program
This is Mayhem's college track program. We cannot guarantee every player a scholarship to play college basketball, but we can guarantee every player the opportunity to play in front of college coaches who can make that dream happen. Players will participate in NCAA sanctioned tournaments during all live periods from April - August.. This is an atmosphere like no other, full of college recruiters and media outlets. These tournaments are some of the biggest stages you can play on at the youth level. Events are held on both a local and national level. Depending on the team your player makes...certain teams play on the Under Armour Circuit, Prep Hoops Circuit, or just play in local tournaments. All circuit teams require travel approximatley once a month, and can travel more depending on parents, and team performance. Circuit teams will have maximum exposure to recruiters, while local teams have very little. Players will have numerous opportunities to get on national/state ranking systems.
All teams will practice twice a week minimum. Some teams as they approach National tournament dates could practice three times a week. Practices are fast paced and physically demanding. Our practices are conducted by ex-college and international players with a goal to be as efficient as possible, and cut out all the fluff. Fluff is all the unnecessary, old school ways of teaching, that do not result in your player getting better. All players will go thru pre-season conditioning that lasts from 4-6 weeks. This occurs on non-practice days. Top level teams may require your player to be in attendance 5 days a week for the first 4-6 weeks for conditioning and practice.
Players will attend team camps in June. College Camps are another way to get on the recruiting radar. Team camps are put on by colleges in the summer who are wanting to get a closer look at prospective students. Your player's entire team will attend these camps with their respective coaches. The format is typically a skills session in the morning, followed by film sessions, and team games in the afternoon. These style of camps can last 2-4 days, and may or may not be local. Think of college team camps like tournaments.
Individual camps are what most parents are familiar with. The difference between attending a local youth camp, where their intentions are to fuel your camper's desire to learn, and college camps, is that college camps are used for recruiting purposes. Your player needs to attend the camp at the division level they could realistically play in college. Attending D1 Camps when your player is D3 is a waste of time. This is something Mayhem Staff cannot support.
Showcases & Combines
Mayhem coaches handpick certain Showcases and Combines to attend. We pick the ones we will attend based on the track record of the provider and the connections we have developed over the years. The better the connections we have at these events, the better the opportunity for your player. Some formats include games only. While some will include 40 yard dash trials, wingspan, agility box, and so on.