FOUR: IN GAME RESULTS

FOUR: IN GAME RESULTS

How many of you know somebody who looks amazing in drills against cones, but in the game they can’t seem to do anything they could do in their training sessions? I see this A LOT! I call them cone killers. They bust cones up day in and day out, but they do not know how to execute and perform the exact same skills in live situations. In my opinion, it can be for multiple reasons and it is usually not just one thing that is causing disconnect from drills or live play…

THREE: WHAT IS YOUR ROLE?

THREE: WHAT IS YOUR ROLE?

In this post I will talk about different roles within a team. I will touch on coaching staff and player roles. Each team has their own specific formula and maybe they differ from what I am going to use here, but this is a very general description from my experiences with successful teams and playing for multiple types of coaches and many teammates…

TWO: INJURIES AFFECTING THE MIND

TWO: INJURIES AFFECTING THE MIND

In this episode I talk about injuries affecting our mental state once we are trying to return to the playing field. I suffered my fare share of injuries throughout my playing career, and have worked with multiple athletes who have fought to come back after injury. The first thing to be affected, in my opinion, is the mind. Whether the injury is minor or major, something in our mind shifts. This shift can be a fear of not being as good as we were pre injury, not being able to return to sport at all, or re-injury. These are all valid and not uncommon thoughts. As athletes we are taught or teach ourselves to push through fatigue and sometimes pain. But when an injury occurs that pulls us from our playing field, something is taken away from us. The negativity can begin to creep in and that mindset can be worse than the injury itself.

ONE: GOOD TO GREAT

ONE: GOOD TO GREAT

Today we discuss what separates a good athlete/basketball player from a great one. I know people will think I am speaking about having higher statistics. There are so many ways to separate yourself from your competition that have nothing to do with how many points you score or what your shooting percentage is. The seven different topics that I personally think separate good from great are all things we as athletes control. You can’t control if your shot is falling that day or not. Sometimes the ball just really doesn’t want to drop for you. And that is ok! But these seven points I am about to talk about should never not be a part of your game because they are entirely in our control.