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  • Author:
    Spencer Wood
  • Date:
    Dec 5, 2016

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...

  • Author:
    By Alan Stein, CCS, CSCS
  • Date:
    May 4, 2016

Many teams across the country have completed their seasons. I've received hundreds of emails, Tweets, and Facebook messages asking me to outline the offseason and how much time they should take off before they resume training. So this is the first in a series of posts to help you plan your...

  • Author:
    By Jeff Haefner
  • Date:
    Feb 24, 2016

Here are a few really simple ways for you to get the MOST out of your basketball camp experience and become a better player... Take Notes During the camp you will learn dozens of useful tips and coaching nuggets. You might learn about a technique to improve your shot, get quicker, become a better...

Perhaps no player is more important to getting results than the center. Centers need to be physical and tough. They are close to the basket, so they're counted on for high-percentage shots. Their rebounding skills are crucial, and they need to play strong defense to prevent easy baskets by the...

  • Author:
    By Shelby Turcotte
  • Date:
    Dec 22, 2015

Most parents hang kids' school papers on the refrigerator, but mine were different. Our fridge had some awful looking off-white, lined paper that had corners missing and had less ink on it now than most new paper. It wasn't some A I got on a paper in school or a 100 percent on a spelling test, but...

  • Author:
    Dr. T.J. Allan, Pharm.D
  • Date:
    Nov 24, 2015

Michael Jordan is widely considered to be the greatest basketball player of all time. In fact, he's arguably one of the greatest athletes of all time. He was a four-time gold medalist with USA Basketball, including winning two Olympic golds, and was twice named the USA Basketball Male Athlete of...

  • Date:
    Oct 6, 2015

Mental pressure is created when a player's confidence level does not meet his or her expectations. Close the gap between confidence and expectations, and the pressure goes away!

As part of the next step in building self-confidence, it helps to create a mission statement or mantra that you should tell yourself constantly.

Self-confidence can help raise your talent level, but talent cannot make up for a lack of self-confidence. Current University of Texas head coach Shaka Smart talks about how confidence helped his team at Virginia Commonwealth get to the Final Four.

  • Author:
    Vic Pruden
  • Date:
    Aug 4, 2015

Mastering a technically-sound movement pattern for shooting is not sufficient to ensure consistent scoring. You must also possess certain abilities of mind: concentration, confidence, and relaxation. You may be an excellent shooter in practice, in the pre-game warm-up, or at halftime, but shoot a...

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