This week I will stretch into _________________.
A challenge for this week is to get out of your comfort zone! Stretch yourself into something you have been avoiding, or that you are uncomfortable doing. Sometimes the biggest thing stopping us is fear of failure. Other times it’s avoiding embarrassment because it seems too hard. And in the worst of times, we are too cool or shy to put ourselves out there. Lean into that discomfort and go try!!! You will learn something in the process, even if you fail.
-Train towards a concrete goal (physical test like pushups, or read a book in two weeks, or professional certification)
-Pick a personal weakness to attack and improve upon (listening, running, going to sleep at 10pm)
-Train a weak piece of your game (weak hand, or playing physical, or attacking the weight room)
-Challenge yourself you get up before daylight each day this week (fill that time with reading or exercise!)
-Start a conversation with a stranger each day
Let me know what you choose to push out of your comfort zone! Chase your growth!
You say you’re a shooter?
Make sure you…
-Practice your shot (REPS) and hone your form. It must be simple and repeatable!
-Set a weekly goal for getting shots up. Maybe it’s shoot every day. Maybe shoot 500 shots a week. Depends on your age and development, but the best shoot consistently and shoot a lot.
-Track it. Write down your shooting workouts and count your makes and misses. Tracking your improvement will greatly increase your commitment.
-Build from a foundation. There is no reason to shoot from deep before you have great and repeatable form from short range. Trust the process of building a great shooting foundation. Earn the right to add range.
You want your teammates and coaches to trust you to hit a big shot. Put in the work. Build the consistency and confidence to call yourself a SHOOTER!
PLAYERS…take ownership of your game! So many players miss this or start thinking like this too late in their playing career. I see players often driven by their parents to go out and shoot or doing something because their friends do it. If you really want to be a dedicated, skilled basketball player, take ownership and make it yours!
-Set your own goals. Write them somewhere you can see them everyday. This may be “making the team” or “playing in college”, but put intention to it.
-Understand you must work to get better. You have to put time and sweat into your game (in all areas) to grow into a better player. Bottom line- no shortcuts. Own the work.
-Understand what your coaches want. A lot is in your control that you give away because you are simply not thinking about it. Listen. Be in great shape. Give eye contact. Work on your strength and athleticism.
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