April 5, 2018

There is a common misconception that the most important part of a jump shot has to do with your elbow, hands and follow thru. While these are all important components of a great jump shot, every shot must start with your feet. 

When shooting, the first thing you need to focus on is making sure you have 10 toes pointed at the basket. When your toes are pointed to the rim your knees, hips, and shoulders will also be in line with the hoop. 

In our...

March 19, 2018

If you’ve been to a youth basketball game, or any youth sports game I am sure this scene is all too familiar…. 

  • Coaches yelling out plays only for the kids to run them completely wrong

  • Coaches yelling at players because they ran the plays wrong

  • Parents yelling at coaches

  • Coaches fighting other coaches or parents fighting other parents

  • Kids crying

Let’s take a step back and all remember that in YOUTH sports, meaning 6th gr...

March 6, 2018

The other weekend we were given the opportunity by the Boston Celtics to help run their Jr NBA Clinic and provide a special “train the trainer” session for their youth coaches afterwards.  The clinic was attended by over 100 youth who we were able to put through basketball skill work and sports performance training.

As you know, our passion for training is second to none, but our time with the Celtics provided us with an amazing opportunity to be...

February 5, 2018

It is far too often that we hear players tell their coaches, “Coach, I really worked on my game this off-season. I spent six hours in the gym every day!” My reaction to this is always the same. If you were working as hard as you can, maximizing each second you were in the gym, there is no way you should have been there for six hours.

I am confident I can speak for coaches everywhere when I say that we prefer “quality” over “quantity.” The player...

January 17, 2018

If you watch any level of basketball, one thing the best players all have in common is the ability to naturally react and adapt to anything that is thrown at them. Whether is it is a double-team, help-side defense, a jumbled play, etc… the best players have the skill set necessary to react naturally to each situation without having to think about their next move.

The past two weeks we introduced you to stationary ball handling series that are gr...

January 12, 2018

The above video demonstrates how you can use training tools for skill development and game simulation.

This week we introduce the tennis ball into our ball handling series. The tennis ball is a great training tool that can be used for accountability while dribbling. In this series, the tennis ball holds both our eyes and our “off-hand” accountable at all times by forcing us to focus our eyes on something other than the basketball and by keeping ou...

January 12, 2018

We are in the thick of basketball season.  There have been some outstanding games. To watch players come up with big shots and big plays is fun to watch.  Even though we are seeing them physically deliver on the big stage, preparation for those shots actually begins long before any shot is ever taken.  

  

Did you know that human beings only use about 5% of their Mental Potential? This week we want to introduce a very important part...

November 10, 2017

We get asked all the time, “What should I be doing to get better?”  The answer to this question is as simple as it comes….SKILL DEVELOPMENT!  The not so simple part of this answer is the physical, mental, and social sacrifice it takes to truly improve your game.

Skill development is the process of identifying your skill gaps, and developing and honing these skills.  It is important because your skills determine your ability to execute your pl...

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