Are you contributing or contaminating?

Players often measure their contribution just by how many points they score or the number of rebounds and assists they make. But what a good basketball player brings to the game and their team goes beyond stats. At PGC, we say you are either contributing or contaminating. Find out which one you’re doing in this week’s new blogpost.

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It’s Not About You; It’s About the Team

Find out why the “super teams” may not be so great after all and discover tactics to create a WE over ME mentality on your basketball team.

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How Champions Plan for Success (video)

Failing to plan is planning to fail. Be honest. Do you actually put this into daily practice?

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Quit Sitting Quietly on the Bench

At PGC, we say you are either contributing or contaminating. Basketball players often measure their contribution just by how many points they score or the number of rebounds and assists they make. But what a good basketball player brings to the game and their team goes beyond stats. Good coaches and good teams value a contributing bench member.

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How to Make Players Care More About Basketball Practice

The infamous press conference where Allen Iverson rants about practice may have occurred more than a decade ago, but that type of attitude in basketball players still carries on to this day. As coaches, we don’t want our players to take on this mentality that minimizes the importance of basketball practice. So how do we get players to really value practice?

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(Video) A Championship Approach to Adversity

How you handle adversity is completely up to you. Not your teammate. Not your brother. Not your sister. Not mom or dad but you.You will have set backs. Things will not go your way but failure is a part of success and you have complete control over the habits you have and build into your tool belt to handle that adversity.

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Quit Being that Parent…Your Child Deserves It

You are ruining your child’s experience. I know, I know, you are competitive. You are different. You and your child “have an understanding.” Whatever the story is that you tell yourself to justify your actions. Trust me, you are making things more difficult for your child, whether you know it or not. Quit being that parent in the stands that is the coach.

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Five Habits that Turn Off College Basketball Coaches

I have seen it all when it comes to recruiting. I coached college basketball for almost a decade and then ran a NCAA certified recruiting service that had college coaching subscribers from all levels so, to this day, I often get asked by athletes, parents and high school coaches about college recruiting. The recruiting process can be daunting and confusing, at times. However that process could be over before it begins if you allow these 5 habits to be a part of who you are.

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