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Extend arms out and push ball back and forth with your fingertips. Once you feel comfortable with the ball extended out in front of you, move the ball high above head and low in front of your ankles working the ball in the same way.
Spend a little time during each practice lined up along a court line about 20 feet from a partner, shooting back and forth and trying to have the ball bounce as close to the line as possible.
David Griffin was the general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2014 to 2017.
Each time you will get more mentally strong as you’ll be proving to yourself that there’s nothing to fear along with gaining the experience and skills to deal with any kind of teammate or opponent.
Once coaches become comfortable with their players' physical tolerance levels they must then proceed to act accordingly. Unfortunately, what it is to act accordingly isn't always so clear-cut.
"I believe the greatest quality any basketball player, or any athlete, needs to be great is an unwavering desire to get better."
Consider the team that is your biggest hurdle for a successful season. Is there a baseline level of speed, strength or power that will allow you to compete and overcome this team?
Say what you mean and mean what you say. It shows confidence and a positive critically important first impression to superiors and players.
Good defense can force you into bad shots as players become impatient and try to force the issue.
"I told my team that it’s not all negative and they are just like you guys. It was definitely a learning experience."
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