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 […]

What Separates You?

What is it about your game that separates you from every other player? Are you as explosive as Russell Westbrook? Are you skilled as Steph Curry? Are you as versatile as LeBron James? If you are being honest with yourself, you answered “no” to these questions. Therefore, you need to find other ways to separate […]

6 Mistakes Young Players Make

Here are 6 mistakes I see many players making. These mistakes are understandable, but absolutely unacceptable. They only do the minimum required. They get to their workout 5 minutes before it starts and leave the moment it is over. They put way more time, effort and pride in to their offensive game. They are consumed […]

Don’t Lose Focus

How well do you focus during games? Do you stay in the moment or do you get distracted? Lack of focus causes missed lay-ups. Lack of focus causes missed defensive assignments. Lack of focus causes broken plays. Lack of focus and mental breakdowns keep you from playing as well as you can play. Great players […]

Make Time

As a basketball player or coach, you may often feel overwhelmed. It can be tough to balance school, practice, games, and quality time with your family and friends. It may seem difficult to fit everything in and feel like you are in complete harmony. Know this – you will never find time for anything. You […]

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