Win From Within

Win From Within Fear of failure drives us more than we actually admit.  The actions you take when you avoid failure are defensive.  Instead of making something happen FOR yourself, you are avoiding something from happening TO you.  You are not in control of your actions; external forces are.   These forces could be your friends … Continued

Full Speed Ahead

Watching a TED video brought up thoughts of my role model and dad, Charlie Miller Sr.   The gist of the video, “Windshield Effect”, is that if you want to move forward, focus on what’s in front of you (your windshield).  You can look far down the road to prepare for what is ahead but don’t’ … Continued

Coach Charlie’s Corner: 4 Benefits of Youth Basketball Practice

When you have kids that enlist in our basketball training camp, they’ll learn the ins and outs of playing the sport. But in order to be successful, they’ll need to practice more than they play. We all know the saying that practice makes perfect, however, what’s really crucial is they way you practice. As we … Continued

Tips to Selecting a Home Basketball Goal

Ten Things to consider in selecting a home basketball goal followed by our picks for Goals! 1.    Where will you be playing? Outside or Inside? What is your climate and space available? Specially built court, slab, driveway, parking area, home gym? On Concrete, Asphalt, Wood Flooring, Brick or Stone? 2. When you miss a … Continued

Do You Play Better in Air Jordan 11 Retro Concords?

Do You Play Better in Air Jordan 11 Retro Concords?  You might if you are Michael Jordan. In case you missed all the recent excitement at shopping malls where hundreds of people tried to buy a pair of the 180 available Air Jordan 11 Retro Concords shoes, here is a video clip: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/video?id=8478648. It is … Continued

How to Get Strong Basketball Legs

It’s not the right shoes, it’s the right legs – Basketball Legs We spend a lot of time looking at shoes for the various sports we enjoy, often sacrificing stability, support and endurance for color, popularity and style.   While the best shoes are built for protection, support, stability and endurance, it is how we strengthen … Continued

Winning Is An Outcome, Not a Strategy

Winning is for Losers? Too much emphasis on winning almost always results in its opposite…losing.  While winning is an outcome, the strategy for winning must be based on the factors that support a team’s success:  teamwork, having fun, good sportsmanship, fair play, integrity and more teamwork.  When Coaches and Teams focus only on winning, they may … Continued

Basketball Training Should Be More Fun Than Work

Basketball Training = Fun and Enjoyment You can look around the Internet and find a volume of information about how to train young players and develop them into great athletes. For example, “Long Term Athlete Development, LTAD, is a model created by Dr. Istvan Balyi to guide the athletic development process from pre-puberty through retirement. … Continued

Name Our Mascot – Win Cool Stuff

To enter the Contest just submit a comment to this post with your suggested name.  The following names will not be considered:  Fido, RinTinTin, Lassie, Bowser, Spot, Pokey, SuperDog, Pluto, Wonder Dog, Snoopy, Scooby Doo, Shaggy Dog, White Fang, Lady or Tramp. Good Luck!   Only one entry allowed per each email.   [formidable id=14]