Young Kids Just Get It — They Love Mistakes

Last weekend I did a one day camp in West Virginia with a group of kids between the ages of 12-14. They paid attention, got after it and work their butts off for 3 hours straight never once complaining or questioning what we were doing. The best part, there wasn’t one person who was afraid to make a mistake. When I work with high school aged players, even those who have achieved a great deal and are even at the All-American level, they are often afraid to make mistakes because they don’t want to look bad in front of their peers. Elementary and middle school players, on the other hand, usually don’t have this fear. They just to work hard and either don’t know or don’t care that other people may be watching. Players HAVE to be OK with making mistakes. More than that, they have to be not only willing but anxious to make mistakes when working out and training. It is through these mistakes that they improve and, if they aren’t forcing themselves to that level, then they aren’t improving to their fullest potential. They group I worked out In WVA relished in the opportunity to volunteer to demonstrate in front of me and the entire group. They didn’t care about making mistakes, they cared about getting better. To them, improvement was more important than foolish pride and, at the end of the day, they all improved dramatically because of it. When workout today don’t worry about mistake, in fact, work TOWARDS them. Take your game to a level it has never been by doing thing you...

Lessons From The Global Game

One thing that becomes more and more apparent each and every time I get online, host a camp or do an individual training session: Basketball Is Truly A Global Game.   I’ve worked with players from literally all over the country and all over the world over the past year and, no matter where the player is from, if they are truly dedicated to taking their game to the next level they flat out get after it. I’ve worked with players who couldn’t understand a word I was saying and players who attended the Lebron James Skills Academy and, regardless of any socioeconomic factors, the players who are serious about getting better have an intense focus through every set and every rep. Basketball is a wonderful game in that it doesn’t discriminate. The game will, no matter what, always reward those who put in the hard work and sweat to achieve whatever their goals may be. Whether you are from the United States, Europe, South America or anywhere else around the world hard work will be rewarded. Beyond what happens on the court, the lessons the global game teaches are phenomenal. From bringing people and countries together that may never have been familiar prior to competition to young players meeting online as they look to find the latest training programs or YouTube videos, basketball is and can be a unifying symbol of camaraderie even in the midst of the fiercest competition. My final thoughts are simple — Basketball is a global game and does provide global rewards for all who play it. I spend a lot of time talking...

The New Site Is Finally Here

Hello everyone! As you know, the news site has been under construction for the last 6-8 months. Now, however, it is finally up and running for your viewing pleasure! As you’ll see, you can instantly jump on board and start improving right away with the free gifts. You will get the Skill Training Revolution Video Series, 10 Elite Development Principle PDF and the Daily Newsletter I put out with skills, drills and motivation. (There is also another surprise thrown in at the bottom of your Video series once you sign up!) This blog is going to be used just like everything else I do: to help you achieve your dreams both on and off the basketball court. You’ll find videos here, you’ll find drills, you’ll find stories and anything and everything else that I can possibly share with you to help get you to the level you want to be. So now it’s simple. 1) Sign up for our Elite Community and 2) Start getting better today! Until next time,...