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Here we discuss all aspects of basketball training, including the mindset and actions needed to produce outstanding results. Be sure to comment and share with your friends.

Block Out The Noise

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” -Helen Keller     When I was 10 years old, I had the dream of playing professional basketball. After career day and seeing all of the different professions of my...

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4 Steps to Become a Dominant Post Player

I caught the ball on the elbow with my back to the basket, quarter turn ball fake to my teammate coming off the flare screen (he wasn’t open), drop step to the basket for a finish at the rim and a foul. And 1! This was on my way to a 31 point outburst on 12-19...

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Winners vs Losers

“A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.” -Larry Bird     Winners win, plain and simple. If you’ve never heard that phrase, it might sound simple and...

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Success Requires Action, Action Requires Thought

Mentally tough players know what it takes to succeed and are willing to do whatever it takes to achieve the results they’re after. If you want to be successful in basketball or in life for that matter, it’s going to take a lot of work. Success can be defined in so...

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Jet Pilots Don’t Use Rear View Mirrors

If you want to maximize your potential, be the best player you can be, and dominate the competition, you have to become obsessed with your goals and the journey ahead. So many players get caught up in the last play or the mistakes they’ve made in a training, practice...

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