Spirit is noise. A successful basketball team must practice in a noisy, spirited atmosphere; otherwise, the players won’t work up to their potential, they won’t inspire each other, they won’t energize each other. Given the natural ebb and flow of anyone’s personality, feelings, and energy, you can expect every individual to experience some down time or at least some not-exactly-at-your-best time during the course of a practice. But this is much less likely to happen in an atmosphere where special efforts are being made to uplift each other.
This line makes sense. The top basketball teams don’t practice in silence. Their coaches won’t allow it. No doubt there are a variety of ways to uplift athletes. But not many of them can be accomplished in silence. It is important that every team member understand that it is his responsibility to contribute some noise to the practice atmosphere, and it only takes one leader to remind everyone, over and over again, of that responsibility.
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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.
Are you the biggest, strongest, most athletic player at the level you currently play?
If you answered that question with a resounding “NO!”, you’re not alone. I hope to help you avoid some of the pain and struggles I experienced by understanding this one thing…
I want to share with you a problem I have faced. It’s a problem all athletes face, and one that can be extremely frustrating and discouraging throughout a career.
The problem is players put in an immense amount of time, energy, and effort, but struggle to see their improvement.
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.