Friday, July 31, 2015
Talent- “Talent gets you in the gym, attitude and effort decides where your seat is.”
This summer we played a league game in which Lexi Daniels made 5 or 6 threes in the game. After the game, an adult came up to me and said, “She is just a natural shooter.” I know what the adult meant, but I don’t think it is really an accurate statement. Sometimes a player can make things look so easy, it is understandable when people look and think it is just “natural.”
When we say someone is a “natural,” the implication is that they were born this way. The reality is that in sports and in life very few people are naturals. They may be born with certain valuable characteristics, but they work and work to develop that ability.
I believe most successful people get there through hard work. From my experience, successful people possess five important qualities.
Passion- “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
To become a great shooter, it requires so many repetitions. If a player doesn’t have a passion for basketball, it will be work and not be much fun. In any sport to do the required practice, you must have a love for the sport. Great artists love painting, great musicians love music. To become great at anything, you must have a passion for it.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
"Everyday you wake up and say what can I do to get better today."
Interview with Becky Hammon after her first year with Spurs.
Discussing Hammon as the head coach of the Spurs summer league team.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
The following is from Jeff Janssen....