We all function on teams of some sort, whether it’s sports, family, work or somewhere else. We need to strive and find value in being great teammates on these teams. What makes a good teammate? Are you invested in embodying these things everyday? Do a self-check on your approach and commitment to being a good teammate on all the teams you contribute to!
-Team over self: Put others needs ahead of your own. Get over yourself. Giving to something bigger than ourselves has purpose and it teaches us.
-Invest in relationships: Trust must be built, and it is built by getting to know those on your team and finding out who they really are. Be engaged and interested by others’ lives.
-Notice who is struggling->Encourage: A good teammate is aware when you need them and always finds ways to encourage. Believe in what others can become, then communicate it.
-Service Leadership: Lead those around you by serving them. Push yourself to give more to others. Have an abundance mindset.
Self-check, then recalibrate the areas you can grow on your team!
After finishing our Shooting Clinic this past weekend, I wanted to share some tips for shooters to stay confident and sharp this season…
Working on your shot during the season is a crucial component of success. Finding the time to spend deliberate practice on repping your shot and shooting game shots will impact your shooting during games and practices. In addition to high volume spot shooting, check out the following challenges to work on being a productive shooter for your team.
-Form shoot- Great shooters focus on their form and touch near the rim daily. This is an easy warmup to every shooting workout, or even a short prepractice routine that will pay off in greater consistency.
-3 In a Row Shooting- Make 3 in a row from 5 spots on the court. Once you hit 3 in a row, move to the next spot. After all 5 spots, make one shot from each spot in a row! (Consistency, consistency, consistency)
-Celtics Drill- 2 minutes on the clock. Shooting from the baseline you must make two in a row to move up to the wing spot, then top, opposite wing, and opposite corner. All five spots must be completed with two makes in a row, then work your way back around the 5 spots, finishing with a total of 20 makes. Challenge yourself or your teammates for the best time.
-Swish 2- From 7 spots on court, you must swish 2 in a row to move to next spot; if you miss 2 in a row, move backward a spot.
-90 in 4- Shoot 10 shots from a spot, starting on the baseline. Move up the arc towards the wing for the second spot, shooting from a total of 9 spots finishing in the opposite corner. You will shoot a total of 90 shots and should aim to complete the drill in 4 minutes. Record your score (HS goal from 3 pt line is make 45).
All of these drills should be done in your range with an ultimate focus on good form (consistent, repeatable, successful). It’s not about how long you spend in the gym doing extra, but rather how quality the minutes you spend in the gym really are. Make your extra work meaningful with efficient game-like shots that you are tracking on paper!
There’s plenty that isn’t fair in life. Where you’re born. Many good and bad things that happen to you. What talents you’re blessed with. But there is one thing that is fair for all of us—we have the same 24 hours in each day. The 1,440 minutes that I get are the same that we all get.
We get the same 1440 as everyone else, and that thought should empower us to do great things with our time. If you want to maximize your day, you must make choices believing in this mindset. Don’t mistake your 24 hours as any less or more than anyone else’s and try each day to make it your best. As you start the day, remind yourself that using your 1440 in a way that is valuable to you and those around you is paramount!
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