The July evaluation period is coming up quickly and basketball courts around America will soon be filled with college coaches looking for basketball players to bring depth to their roster. At the same time, there will be athletes and coaches attending basketball camps throughout the country working to improve their basketball skills and basketball IQ.
This is a critical time for athletes and coaches to build some positive relationships. The people you meet this summer could very well be connected to the opportunity you are deeply seeking to get – both as a player and as a coach.
The challenge is, in a technology-driven world, building relationships has become a lost art. Follow these seven (7) simple principles of relationship building as captured from “The Fred Factor” by Mark Sanborn:
- Be real.
- Be interested (not just interesting).
- Be a better listener.
- Be emphatic.
- Be honest.
- Be helpful.
- Be prompt.
THINK THE GAME
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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.
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.
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.