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Building Confidence with Positive Self-talk

We all mess up sometimes. It could happen in our daily lives over and over again. We can’t avoid mistakes, but we can avoid the harsh self-talk we often punish ourselves with. Doing so could change your basketball mental game. Self-talk, or your inner d

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Coaching Tips: How To Break The Press

Facing a full-court or half-court press usually is disconcerting for players. Often they are caught off guard by the press and feel vulnerable when the defense tries to force turnovers. One of the keys to breaking a press is to teach players to beat traps

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Things Good Basketball Players Do

You think you’re a good player? You’re a young player with basketball dreams? If you’re reading this article, chances are you want to become a great ball player. Chances are you do not have much guidance outside of your team basketball c

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5 Ways For Players To Improve Immediately

Like most people, a lot of basketball players are looking for that one thing that will create an immediate impact for themselves and their team. Let’s take a look at five things any player can do to gain immediate improvement: 1. Take higher percent

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Mental Toughness

5 seconds left on the clock, and your team is down by one point. The coach calls a time-out and goes over the last play of the game. The outcome of the game basically relies on this one play, the final play. The crowd is going crazy.Too much tension in th

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In The Shadows

Before the game: This is it. This is your chance to prove yourself.  You have been a great player, still are you believe. You are competitive, fast, smart, hard working, talented and hungry for the win. You need to stand out today. You hope to play bette

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Team Culture

We have fewer teams in each division this year and the leagues just became more competitive. As usual as a result teams need to work harder and smarter and one thing that surely should be a great motivator is positive team culture. Team culture is the man

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Confidence Is Everything

Confidence is, according to Webster – a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities. To get a better understanding of the influence of confidence, think back to a time when you didn’t feel good abo

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Strengthen Your Basketball Mind

Mental toughness is the ability to rebound from setbacks and disappointments. This characteristic equates to being mentally flexible, having a strong self-belief, persevering through challenges, and responding to situations with calmness, focus, and the p

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Transfer Madness

The just concluded Harry Maina and Fred Oguttu Memorial Tournament was a success in its own right, nothing short of good organization. The tournament saw interesting events unfold as well: the usual referee wrangles, big winners, losers, long awaited meet

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