Archive for October, 2011

How To Get Ripped Like Rocky Balboa

Being “ripped” is when your body fat is so low, that you can see the details of your muscles. “Ripped” means muscle striations, vascularity (veins), drum-tight skin, obvious “cuts” or separations between muscle groups, and of course — having a 6-pack of abs. Being lean is one thing and it’s a great thing, but make […]

Setting Goals In Youth Sports

Do you ever talk about goals with your kids? I believe that part of our job as parents is to help our kids create some goals, focus on those goals, help them achieve their goals, and then help them deal with the disappointment of not reaching their goals, if that be the case. Goal Setting […]

How To Get More Playing Time

When one of the 5 out on the court is tired, fatigued, or in foul trouble, how can you make sure to be the one the coach thinks of when it’s time for a sub? Well, there are two things that you have to do: outwork everyone else in practice, and don’t do more than what you can do.

Tryouts Are Coming…. How to Make the Team

One of the most exciting times of a young player’s life is trying out for the basketball team. Yet one of the most stressful times is when they only have a few hours to show the coach why they deserve to be on the team. Tryouts are around the corner, and if you want your son or daughter to make the team, you better make sure they are prepared.

7 Things To Do

Inside my wallet is a piece of paper which I have handled so many times it is worn and ragged. It was given to me by my father when I graduated from the eighth grade of an old country school in Centerton, Indiana. Dad had listed the following creed, which he had entitled “Seven Things To Do”

5 Ways To Turn One Hour Into Three

When you want to be the best, and you only have an hour… what do you do? Well, the good news is that an hour is a very long time…….. as long as you bring focus and lots of intensity. I will guarantee you this: If you follow my 5 steps below, you can get more accomplished in an hour than most kids who spend the entire day at the gym. So take advantage of those times by following these 5 tips.

The Mentality of a Point Guard

In my last post, we discussed the first 4 of the 8 most important characteristics that all successful point guards must have. Today, I’ll be finishing the list by talking about the last four characteristics of great point guards.

The Mentality Of A Point Guard

It’s never too early to start learning the fundamentals of the game (learning to dribble, pass, shoot, and play good defense). The more you play, the more you grow – not only physically, but your knowledge of how to play the game grows as well. And it’s this “understanding of the game” that is extremely important to the point guard because he is the one that will be the leader on the court.

4 Ways To Increase Your Energy

Having energy comes in a variety of ways. There’s always some new pill, coffee, and energy drinks, but what is the best way to increase your energy? Sometimes, it’s simply just a mental thing. There is no arguing that having the correct psychology is important. But the often-overlooked way of increasing your energy level is […]