• Author:
    Spencer Wood
  • Date:
    Feb 4, 2016

In Parts 1, 2 and 3 of The Mentally Tough Player , we discussed different ways to define and teach mental toughness to the 21 st century athlete.  We discussed when working with elite athletes and teams at the varsity high school level, collegiate and professional levels, I always recommend...

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  • Date:
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Boys Regional Skills Development Camp

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For the first time, boys in seventh, eight and ninth grades will have the chance to take part in a USA Basketball Regional Skills Development Camp. The inaugural camp will take place from April 1-3 in Houston, Texas.

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USA Basketball Youth Development will conduct a Regional Skills Development Camp for girls in the seventh through 12th grades from April 1-3 at Best Choice Field House in Fishers, Indiana.

  • Author:
    Spencer Wood
  • Date:
    Feb 4, 2016

In Parts 1, 2 and 3 of The Mentally Tough Player , we discussed different ways to define and teach mental toughness to the 21 st century athlete.  We discussed when working with elite athletes and teams at the varsity high school level, collegiate and professional levels, I always recommend...

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For the first time, boys in seventh, eight and ninth grades will have the chance to take part in a USA Basketball Regional Skills Development Camp. The inaugural camp will take place from April 1-3 in Houston, Texas.

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USA Basketball Youth Development will conduct a Regional Skills Development Camp for girls in the seventh through 12th grades from April 1-3 at Best Choice Field House in Fishers, Indiana.

  • Author:
    Spencer Wood
  • Date:
    Jan 27, 2016

In Part 1 & Part 2 of The Mentally Tough Player , we discussed different ways to define and teach mental toughness to the 21 st century athlete.  We discussed when working with elite athletes and teams at the varsity high school level, collegiate and professional levels, I always recommend...

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    Shelby Turcotte
  • Date:
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Coaches should recruit quickness, not height. - John Wooden It doesn't matter how tall you are if you can't move well. Quickness on the court can help a player cut through traffic and get open on offense as well as be pesky and annoying on defense.  Here's how you can do the same: Improve Your...

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    Spencer Wood
  • Date:
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    Spencer Wood
  • Date:
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If you asked almost any middle school, high school, collegiate and professional coach to name the one basketball skill or character trait that is THE MOST important to the future success of a player, and most benefits the team that the player is on, many coaches (if not most) will tell you...