Athletes! Are you getting shots up this summer? Not knowing what to do is a poor excuse to not be putting in the work. Here is an example of a shooting workout you can do by yourself or with a rebounder for 200 makes. There is some choice here of what you want to work on. Be creative, tweak it so it fits what you want to work at! I also challenge you to try and write your own workout!
Warm Up - Form Shoot (Swish 10 from just a few feet in front of the rim)
Make ten from each of the 5 spots (corner, wing, top, wing, corner) (50)
Make ten from both wings in the midrange, catching off inside foot (toss from baseline in front of you, catch turn shoot) (20)
From the Right wing, Make ten pull-ups going right and ten pull-ups going left (20)
From the Left wing, Make ten pull-ups going right and ten pull-ups going left (20)
Make ten free throws (10)
Make ten full speed layups going to your strong hand (work on a finish you like) (10)
Make twenty full speed layups going to your weak hand (work on a finish you like) (20)
Make ten free throws (10)
From the Top of the key, Make ten pull-ups going right and ten pull-ups going left (20)
Make two from each at spot at the edge of your range: corner, wing, top, wing, corner (10) (*Finish with 2 in a row)
Make ten free throws (10) (*Finish with 2 in a row)
Total = 200
*As you complete this workout, count how many shots it takes you to get these makes! Write it down, and try to beat your best each time you train.
Thermostat in the Room
Quick thought for you to apply this week. When it comes to energy, passion, integrity, care and <insert any positive trait important to you>, be the thermostat, not the thermometer. The thermometer tells you the temperature in the room… reads it, assimilates accordingly. The thermostat, on the other hand, sets the correct temperature. The thermostat regulates, and will adjust to just the right need.
Set the standard for your group. Be the one that raises the level of character or energy when required to show up your best. Don’t settle for identifying and reading the group. Go set the standard and make changes in others where necessary. Regulate. Lead.
Zaila Avant-garde, a 14 year old from Louisiana, showed us last week how interesting you can be when you are well rounded. Zaila won the Scripps National Spelling Bee. But wait… she also juggles at a high level (see for yourself) and is a real good basketball player. She is interested in many things, and pursues them each wholeheartedly.
What are you pursuing simply because you are interested in it? Athletes, you go after basketball like this: training often, adding a new move, looking for pick up games, watching and learning pros on tv. What are your other passions? Can you be more well rounded in your life?
It’s not accurate to say that someone is just an athlete, or a brain, or a musician; each of us have dimensions. But it is also our responsibility to seek a rich life and develop these interests.
Turn off the TV - read about a subject or a famous person you are interested in.
Pick up an old hobby you enjoyed.
Try something new you have never done before.
And if you need some evidence:
Just an NBA player
Just a golfer
Just an athlete
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