Dominant Vision | Think The Game Thursday July 2 – Players

The best playmakers in the game have mastered court vision to a point where it seems they have eyes on the back of their head.

If you want to become a dominant playmaker, PGC Director Tyler Coston describes three levels of court vision that all great playmakers have in their toolbox.

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Basketball Myth: Use Your Legs!

“USE YOUR LEGS!” Whether it’s at the lowest levels or at the highest levels of play, this is a cliche that isn’t necessarily accurate. Join PGC Director, Tyler Coston as he shares a technique that will get you more power and shoot with more accuracy further away from the rim.

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Are You Recruitable?

One day, a college coach may ask your coach, if you’re deserving of a college scholarship. Will your coach vouch for you?

Here are 3 questions every player should ask themselves to discover if they’re recruitable.

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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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How to Score More in Transition

When players ask me what they can do to look special, they are really asking me how they can get more shots within their offense. They tend to dismiss this crucial answer, “Identify what your opponent does poorly, expose that, and you will stand out.” What do the majority of players do poorly? Execute their transition defense well.

But when you shift the way you think, the way you play begins to change. Playing this way is hard. It takes superior conditioning & mental toughness. But never forget: Everything worth having is on the other side of hard.

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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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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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