Pure Sweat Rewind: How Many Shots Are Enough?

In this Pure Sweat Rewind, Alan Stein and Drew Hanlen rap about how many shots a player really needs to be taking to become a great shooter.

Pure Sweat Rewind: Unseen Hours with NBA Players

Alan Stein is joined by Drew Hanlen to talk about the countless unseen hours NBA players put in during the off-season and what high school and college players can do during their unseen hours to guarantee improvement and maximize their summer.

Perfect World vs Practical World

As a veteran basketball performance coach, I have 4 criteria I use to evaluate a training program: Is it safe? Is it time efficient? Is it purposeful? Is it practical? This posts focuses on #4. While we all dream of a perfect world… we live in a practical world. If your program isn’t practical, it […]

Pick 2

Talent Luck Persistence Pick any 2 to be successful. Don’t believe me? Talent To some degree, what most people refer to as talent, is nothing more than passion. If you love to do something… you will do it every chance you can. And the more you do it, the better you get. Now obviously there […]

Do You Deserve It?

I am the proud father of 6-year-old twin sons and a 4-year-old daughter. And contrary to public opinion, I refuse to teach them that they can be anything they want to be when they grow up. Why? Because it isn’t true. You can’t be anything you want to be. But you can be anything you […]

Competing is a Skill

Having had the great fortune to be around the most talented players in the world over my career – from Kobe to LeBron to Steph to KD to CP3 – I noticed there is a key factor that separates them from everyone else. That is the ability to compete. Mediocre players rarely compete. Good players […]

What is a Good Shot?

The game of basketball is really very simple in theory. On offense, you want to take the highest percentage shot each possession. On defense, you want your opponent to take the lowest percentage shot each possession. If you can do that a majority of the time, you will win a majority of your games! A […]