Jan
16

Keeping Ahead of the Competition

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“You can’t always be the most talented person in the room. But you can be the most competitive” – Pat Summitt Being competitive is a requirement to survive and be successful in basketball. In order to succeed, you must embrace your competitive nature, challenge yourselves, and overcome the obstacles that keep you away from your dream. Much has changed in today’s competitive environment. … [Read more...]

Jan
09

Physical Development = Mental Toughness

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“As players see themselves getting better through skill sessions, they will want to get in the gym more” – Billy Donovan Basketball player must possess mental and physical skills in order to be successful in the basketball mental game. At the professional level, players at the top of the rankings possess strong physical, strong mental and emotional basketball skills. Research on sports … [Read more...]

Jan
01

Happy New Year! Assess Your Mental Skills

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“My success is the outcome of my work. I am willing to do the work.” Delice Coffey The beginning of the year is a good time to celebrate past accomplishments and focus on what you want to accomplish in the New Year. While the New Year’s celebrations have already started and in some cases may be over, it’s never too late to assess where you are and what your goals are for improving your … [Read more...]

Dec
26

Training Your Mind to Win

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“Working hard is one thing, but working hard with purpose is what separates the good from the great” – Thad Matta What is mental training for basketball? Mental training in basketball is a segment of sports psychology for basketball. Mental training will help you and your team improves mental skills for competition and improves consistency in performance. You learn how to improve and … [Read more...]

Dec
19

Developing Consistency for Mental Toughness

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“It’s important to keep trying to do what you think is right no matter how hard it is or how often you fail. Never stop trying” – John Wooden You do not come across success just by hoping for it. Sometimes, success in basketball can be a long time coming. You can never stop working; you can never stop learning to improve your basketball mental game. To achieve true success, you need the … [Read more...]