For the next 3 weeks, I will share random coaching nuggets I’ve collected from attending seminars and clinics throughout the country. This entry features thoughts collected from the Coaches Self-Improvement Clinic (hosted August 25-26, 2009). Enjoy!
Kevin Eastman on the Theory of Two:
- It takes two minutes to show any skill.
- It takes two weeks to do it every single day to get comfortable with the skill.
- It takes two months working on a skill every day to get good enough to execute in a game.
Del Harris on Reading Books:
- If you don’t take the time to read, you won’t develop as a person.
- If you don’t like reading, listen to a tape in the car.
George Raveling on Sharing:
- Anytime in life that we’re provided with information to share is an important moment.
- Nothing in life is of any value unless you share it with someone.
- Throughout my lifetime, I’ve always placed importance on sharing with others.
Rick Carlisle on Being Positive:
- A lot of times you need to be more positive than negative.
- As coaches, we have a tendency to scrutinize.
- Show them how close they are to winning.
- Show them the mistakes that cost the games.
Jeremy Foley on Being Accountable:
- Be accountable for your mistakes.
- Coaches often don’t admit they screwed up.
- Take responsibility.
- Acknowledge that you messed up and move on.
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.
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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.