Getting players to grow in their decision making is a huge goal of a good coach. Playing great basketball is about making a good decision at the right time. Skill and athleticism make up our ability to do certain things, but the decision making and the use of our brain and our past experience is what separates players.
There is a lot of noise for players in the way of feedback. For example, the feedback of making a shot in a game tells the player “good shot”. That shot could have been a horrible shot, but it went in so the player (and fan) thinks it was great. Coaches must help their players learn to evaluate their decision making, which will lead to success, over and over.
In basketball (and in life) we need to reward the decision, not the outcome. Things don’t always work out the way you wanted them to, but was the decision you made correct? That will ultimately be more important and will prove valuable over time. Train to make the right decisions on the court and stop worrying about the scoreboard or the “false feedback”.
Here’s a few habits that will help with your decision making:
-Play off two feet, especially in the paint
-Play pick up and try to anticipate on defense (make mistakes)
-Play 1 on 1
-Evaluate your play after games (watch game film: shots, passing, mistakes). What could you have done different/better?
Hold close the people and things that mean the most to you. Take a moment each day to be thankful for what and who you have. So much can change out of our control at any time. The more we realize this fact of life and remain grateful for what we have, we will spend our time present around those we love.
Tell your family and friends you love them often, and put your phone down and listen to them.
Discover your passions and pursue them.
Make the most of each day.
Leave an impact on those around you by giving/sharing.
Remembering Sgt. Chris Ward, K-9 Deputy Logan Fox, Michelle Ligon, and George Ligon.
The benefits of playing 3 on 3 are numerous!! I could go on and on, but here are a few of my favorite:
Developing your game has to include a combination of committed skill work and reps, live competition practicing how to compete hard, and creative free play. This league will compliment everything we offer through Peak and I recommend it to all.
Grab some friends….sign up now! Dates in May are posted for leagues on our website.
Teams of 3-5 players. Divisions split by grade level. Multiple short games per night. Register as a team or individually as a “free agent”.
Teams will be player-coached. Games will be FIBA 3x3 style play (very fast-paced).
Register by May 4th. Cost is $60/$240 per team.
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