Anticipation and Mini-Races

Anticipation is an undervalued skill, it allows you to “start first” and tips the odds in your favor in the hundreds of mini-races that exist in every game. 

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The Psychological Attribute That Forges Resilient Athletes

While fragile athletes think negative events are insurmountable, resilient ones believe they are conquerable. 

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5 Takeaways For Coaches From the Book "Practice Perfect" by Doug Lemov

You have to decide whether you want to be an impressive coach or an effective coach.

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5 Workout Tips Players Should Know (From "Practice Perfect" By Doug Lemov)

It’s much more exciting to go from novice to proficient than it is to go from proficient to master.

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One word you need to add to your vocabulary

This simple tip will help you shift from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.

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Mundane Discomfort

You walk out the door for practice and forget your post-workout shake. Do you go back inside and get it, or keep going?

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A Message From Kobe: You're Always Training

I recently saw a clip of Kobe Bryant giving a speech to the San Diego Chargers. In the short, 3 minute clip, he imparted a powerful message that I couldn't stop thinking about. 

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At 3:30am, Warren Buffett Dropped Some Serious Wisdom on Me

I was on a cross-country flight watching a documentary about Warren Buffett when he said something that I'll never forget.

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Gresham's Law Will Destroy Your Team If You Let It

Gresham’s Law is a form of natural selection. The qualities that have a competitive edge get passed on. The danger arises when the qualities that have competitive edge are also the ones that will hurt the team in the long run.

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The Fairness Trap: Don't Confuse "Should" with "Is"

Fairness is an admirable quality in people. But it’s a dangerous belief to hold about the how the world works. Particularly in the realm of basketball. 

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Why Most Ball Handling Drills Suck

Many players and trainers make a big mistake when it comes to ball handling. They don't include defense or require any kind of court awareness. Here's one drill that fixes that.

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The Champion's Approach to Practice (Muhammad Ali Was Wrong)

Enjoy the journey or struggle through the grind? How to find the balance between joy and hard work.

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