The best point guards are always holding something back. You should not play at your top speed. You always want to be able to kick it into high gear for just one or two dribbles. you want to have Rabbit Speed versus Cheetah Speed.
Think about it this way, in a confined space a cheetah will just run around as fast as he can and if you are lucky, you may be able to time him and catch the cheetah. However, if you put the rabbit in the same confined space, he would be much harder to catch. Why? The rabbit will stay still and wait until you get close then dart off to the other corner. Then it will wait again and again and again, constantly changing his position and speed until you get bored or tired.
The basketball court is a confined space. There are out of bounds lines. It doesn’t do you any good to play at cheetah speed or constantly as fast as you can play. You need to learn to play with starts, stops, bursts.
When asked about what he learned in the NBA, Devin Booker said the number one thing he learned was he does not have to play fast. The NBA game is all about holding something back and knowing when to use those one or two steps. That’s control.
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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.
What can you start doing today to win more games?
Join PGC Director Tyler Coston, as he shares four ways to improve your mental toughness, habits and focus necessary for winning more games.
If there was one habit that could transform your game instantly, would you adopt it?
We teach 10,000 athletes each summer and find that a majority of the athletes do not use this one habit (when they first arrive). It’s disappointing because it is so foundational, practical, and game-changing that we believe every basketball player needs it in their game.
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.