August 14, 2018

Forbes Magazine released an article entitled, Creativity: How Constraints Drive Genius. This article dismisses the popular belief that great creative works come from free thinking and unlimited options. 

Without boundaries, people suffer from "analysis paralysis".

That i...

May 25, 2018

TRUST ME: Playing time does not indicate how successful your future will be. But, work ethic, persistence, and determination does.

I wish I knew what I'm about to tell you when I was playing. When I sat the bench, I was very frustrated and hopeless. My effort and work e...

May 10, 2018

When I first met Tamron he was very fragile. If he made a bad play, Tamron would mentally crawl in a hole and hide. Even players on Asbury’s team were beating him in 1-on-1.

Tamron is a basketball phenomenon. A 6 ‘4  200lb point guard. He started for Marshall University...

May 10, 2018

I've been working with athletes for years. The most common struggle I encounter is a lack of aggression. It's prevalent. So much skill and excellence being wasted due to passivity. Lack of aggression always comes down to these three things...

1) Fear of Humiliation

There...

May 10, 2018

Shooting is a fragile skill. It is not easy to put a 29.5-inch ball in a small hoop that is ten feet in the air. Especially from 20 feet away! The most difficult part of shooting is relying on muscle memory. The slightest inaccuracy can put the ball of course, resultin...

April 20, 2018

I always begin my training sessions by asking,

"What do you want to work on today?"

The answers I hear trouble me. 9 out of 10 times the player answers by telling me they want to spend our time together working on their weakness. Their coach has constantly been on them a...

March 21, 2018

I’ve seen it first hand, the well intended parent pushes their child into a panicked and insecure place.

1: A CHILD NEEDS ROOM TO EXPLORE!

Exploration is the most effective way a child learns. Hands down, no question. Your athlete needs "comment-free periods" to try, fai...

March 21, 2018

Have you ever seen a baby learn to walk? It is the ultimate example of determination, persistence, and growth.

SEE MORE THAN THE END RESULT

Babies walk from one adult to another adult seated across the floor. But, most of the time they do not make it all the way without...

March 21, 2018

I believe rec leagues should foster a learning AND competitive environment. I believe in equal playing time so kids have the opportunity to learn.

But, here are reasons why participation trophies must go...

1: LIFE IS COMPETITIVE

Everything you want has to be fought for....

February 23, 2018

3 Tips for Becoming a Better Defender

STOP DOING DEFENSIVE SLIDES!

You can perform defensive slides until the cows come home, but you will NEVER see any improvement. Watch a live game of basketball and see how often a defender slides his feet. Defenders are constantly cr...

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