Mentally toughness athletes love it when conditions are not fair. They get excited because they know the other people will be distracted. Start to view every negative circumstance as an opportunity to show how you’re different.
Find out if your practice is hurting your team’s mental toughness and learn how to teach your basketball players to block out non-ideal game situations and stay focused on what matters.
The first place confidence comes from is your preparation. There is no substitute for the feeling of confidence you get from knowing that you’ve done the work and put in the time. A big part of confidence comes from good old fashion skill. The more competent you are in something, the more confidence you will have. There is no substitute for that work.
Mental Toughness or mental strength is what you choose to focus on. Players and people that aren’t very mentally tough tend to put their focus on petty problems.
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Precision is having the discipline to do something as well as it can be done, every single time, even if it’s uncomfortable or inconvenient. Most players are not real dedicated to precision. Most people are happy to do stuff “pretty well” or just good enough to get by but special players understand that precision is doing all the things that say I care enough to be average.
One of the most overlooked skills that every great point guard and every great leader possess is the ability to give reminders. If you learn to give reminders, your teammates will play better.
93% of all communication is non-verbal so the majority of what you’re communicating to other people is not coming out of your mouth but from your body language. So start to have an awareness of what you’re communicating.
A Momentum Dribble is made on the go. You catch and just continue running. What if there is a defender in front of you? If your habit is to take this Mo’ Dribble the moment you catch the ball and you don’t see the defender then there is a high probability you will get called for a charge or a traveling violation.