your Basketball Potential
August 26th, 2014 BY COACH RAY SMITH
I am a firm believer that there are four primary factors that
determine how successful a basketball player becomes in his
or her career.
These four factors are what we at Next Level Hoops,
Rochester, NY discuss with our players constantly. The great
thing is that most of these factors can be controlled by the
athlete. It's a pretty simple theory, the stronger you are in
these areas, the better basketball player you will become.
Below are the 4 factors with several specific examples of
each,]. For a FULL description with explanations of each
example and an actual breakdown of an all-time NBA great
please purchase our ebook Taking it to the Next Level.
Without further ado.................
1. Physical Traits
- Lateral quickness
- Work ethic
- Passion for the game
- Mental toughness
- Understanding your strengths
- Understanding team mate's strengths
- Being able to accurately, and quickly process situations
on the court
- Being able to catch onto a coach's offensive and
defensive concepts and plays quickly
- Making good decisions with and without the ball
Take time to review these 4 areas, write them down and take a good look
at yourself. Again, feel free to check out the ebook Taking it to the Next
Level to get a more in depth description of this concept. Remember, it's a