Why Mental Health Matters: A Lyndsey Fennelly Story

Lyndsey Fennelly had it all. Full-ride scholarship to play college basketball. College All-American. National assist leader. Second-round draft pick by the WNBA’s Indiana Fever. PGC Course Director at 22. But deep down, something wasn’t right.

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Courageous Conversations

If you want to be great in this game, understand you can’t do it alone. One of the most important relationships that will help you on your basketball journey is the one you have with your coach. And if you play long enough, you will have a tough conversation with your coach, because things won’t always go your way. 

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Increase Your Mental Toughness

Less than 5% of training time is spent on the mind. It’s like a muscle. If you don’t train it, it doesn’t grow.

On the other hand, if you do train it, you give yourself a great chance to become a more focused, productive, and successful basketball player. Here are three ways to train your mental toughness.

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Lockdown Defense

Basketball isn’t like football. You must be able to play on both sides of the ball if you want to stay on the court and excel. Here’s the good news. Tall or short, strong or weak, quick or slow, lockdown defenders are made, not born.

Here are the four keys to becoming a lockdown defender that I wish I would have known while I was still playing.

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THINK THE GAME

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1st Step to becoming an Effective Playmaker

Are you the biggest, strongest, most athletic player at the level you currently play?

If you answered that question with a resounding “NO!”, you’re not alone. I hope to help you avoid some of the pain and struggles I experienced by understanding this one thing…

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The Problem with Improvement

I want to share with you a problem I have faced. It’s a problem all athletes face, and one that can be extremely frustrating and discouraging throughout a career.

The problem is players put in an immense amount of time, energy, and effort, but struggle to see their improvement.

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Two Simple Habits to Earn More Playing Time

Athletes, this is for you. We all want to play more minutes, have more fun, and win more games. But there’s a big problem that we all succumb to that’s holding us back from reaching our full potential.

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The Formula to Play College Basketball

939,836 – the number of high school basketball players across the United States this season.

94.2% of those athletes will not play basketball at the college level.

Today, Tyler Coston, PGC Director of Player Development, is giving us the secret formula to play college basketball because you need to know the truth about the price you must pay to avoid the pain of your career ending sooner than you hope.

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