After spending many years playing the game of basketball I’ve seen countless players invest time and energy into the game and end up with nothing to show for it. “Use The Game” is a blog created to be a resource for players and parents to use to help them make informed decisions and navigate the amateur basketball landscape and avoid pitfalls. This blog will function as a resource to help players retain as much control as possible over their future in athletics. The game of basketball has provided many athletes with the opportunity to make their dreams come true, but many athletes have also fallen short of their hoop dreams and been left without a clear path to success when the game of basketball ends for them. The goal of this blog is to teach players how to avoid being used by the game and instead use the game to their benefit.