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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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…
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.