Skate Dribbles with Application

Skate dribbling is most commonly used when a ball handler comes off a ball screen and can’t turn the corner past the defender. The other usual application is when the ball handler attacks the basket and their defender stops them. In both cases, the skate dribble buys the offensive player time to make their next … Continued

4 Strong Gap Finishes Against Help-Side Defenders

How many times in a game are you driving to finish in the gap and you pull back with a retreat dribble? Probably more than you want to count. You are not alone; most players find themselves in the same situation as they were never taught how to finish strong. Here are 4 ways to … Continued

Self-Discipline

In order to become an exceptional basketball player, you must develop your mind, body, and spirit. Most coaches spend 90% of their time developing the body, 10% developing the mind, and completely ignore the spirit.  This is a huge miss, which is why most players are left feeling confused and remain average.  In order to take both your game and your life … Continued

The Self-Interview

Nothing is more important to your basketball training than developing your mind “set.”  In order to ready your mind for your journey, you must determine what you are willing to commit to in order to achieve your goal.  Committing to your goal means there are some things you will have to give up in order … Continued

Be Your Inner Coach

One of the messages I strive to get through to all my players is that they need to learn to be their own Inner Coach. What exactly do I mean? What I am referring to is that they should rely on internal inspiration as opposed to external motivation. Why? Because external motivation is transient. What … Continued

What’s Poise Got To Do With It?

Basketball is an action-packed game.  If you’ve ever heard someone describe a D1 college or NBA basketball game, the first thing people normally discuss is the size of the players and how quick the game is played.  There’s no denying it, we’re talking about the best of the best athletes in the sport running, jumping … Continued

5 Surefire Reasons to Jump Higher in Basketball

The ability to jump higher than your peers is a must-have skill you must possess in order to be considered an elite basketball player.  While court skills are important, being able to jump high causes you to be a real threat.  Here are 5 reasons why you want to jump high: 1.Play in the Air. … Continued

3 Mental Mistakes and Best Practices to Overcome Them

How can a team lose a game of basketball before the tip-off?  They think it. Typically there’s two schools of thought that happen before a game, a desire to win or a fear of losing.  The latter mindset is more common than many will admit. When an opposing team has a better record, taller players, … Continued

Who Is “I”?

Who is “I”? This is a loaded question and many times the answer depends on the perspective of the person that day, their circumstances, and environment. How the person answers also depends on what area of their life they think the question applies to…wife, accountant, maid, volunteer, board member. The theme throughout all of these … Continued