Typically this time of year, I am still riding the natural high of “One Shining Moment” and the greatest month in sports coming to and end: Basketball Season! However this year is quite different with our country facing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hoop Dreams have seemed to come to a near halt. Normally my schedule is already filled with, scouting, trainings, camps, clinics, pre-draft combines, group workouts, motivational presentations, talk radio spots, and anything else that has to do with the game of basketball, but 2020 is going to take a different path. We are all being challenged to take a unique approach in order to be remain productive in actively pursuing our livelihoods.
Since in past years I have received a pretty high amount of requests for my event shirts and apparel, I have teamed up with Jupmode Toledo on their “Here for Good” campaign in their effort to help local businesses stay afloat. So if you would have any interest in one of the ever so popular Darren Kohne’s Basketball Boot Camp T- Shirts please claim yours by clicking the link. Any proceeds received will be used towards one of my many charitable projects. Please share
March Madness is upon us! The greatest and most exciting month is sport’s is now rolling with conference tournaments in full swing across the nation! Almost nightly teams are punching their tickets to the Big Dance and filling a line on the all elusive 68 team bracket that initially began as a 8 team tournament back in 1939. Since then it has grown to epidemic proportions in terms of intrigue and excitement that it brings not only to our country, but also globally! However Championship week also has its fair share of disappointments as bubbles are busted and careers come to an end a little prematurely as upsets are commonplace in the final week prior to the actual NCAA Tournament.
Conference season is upon us and league races will be tipping off nation wide this week. The New Year has begun and every team in a sense gets to start fresh with a 0-0 record and in the hunt for a conference championship! The opportunity to represent your school and compete against your conference rivals week in and week out is a terrific challenge! The race to cutting down the nets will be fierce and intense in every league as coaches and players alike are in hopes of winning a championship ring! The roller coaster journey is a marathon rather than a sprint but those who perform the best will find themselves in the greatest spectacle in sports come March, the NCAA Tournament! Have fun and enjoy the ride as your favorite ball club tries to punch their ticket to March Madness!