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.
1. Are you a gym rat?
Do you continue to get better, day in and day out?
2. Do your coaches or teachers have problems with you?
Are you in class everyday? Do coaches or players have issues with you? Great players are the best teammates, giving high-fives to their teammates and are strong leaders.
3. Do you make players better?
Recruitable players make others better, including their competition. It doesn’t matter if you play or don’t play in games. Recruitable players show up to practice, playing their hardest no matter what.
Ask yourself if your coach would say these things about you. If not, then you are definitely achieving less than your talent.
Remember to control what you can control, get better everyday and Think The Game.
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THINK THE GAME
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“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.
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.
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.
PGC Basketball provides intense, no-nonsense basketball training for players and coaches. Our basketball camps are designed to teach players of all positions to play smart basketball, be coaches on the court, and be leaders in practices, games and in everyday life.
We combine our unique PGC culture with a variety of teaching methods and learning environments to maximize the learning potential of those that attend our sessions. In addition to spending 6-7 hours on the court each day, lessons will be reinforced through classroom sessions and video analysis.
Our goal at PGC is to empower you with the tools to fulfill your basketball dreams, while also assisting you in experiencing the joy of the journey.