This week's guest blogger is Coach Jeff Battle from Providence Men’s Basketball. Coach Battle is a disciple of the late, great Skip Prosser. Jeff is also a hoops junkie that follows the games at all levels (NBA, WNBA, College, International). Coach will be sharing his thoughts on what characteristics & skills a point guard should have at all levels.
This week our guest blogger is Georgetown WBB assistant Erin Dickerson. She is writing a piece for our “Things I Wish I Would Have Known” newsletter. Her topic…Always Be Yourself…Kinda. Check it out.
What Would Beyonce Do?
I draw motivation from so many sources. Friends, family, and yessss Queen Yonce'.
Mannn. Listen. I'm not even apart of the Beyhive, but I can appreciate GREATNESS. She is a legendary performer. She will go down as one of the GOATS. But few truly understand her work ethic. She hits every step with precision and every note like it's her last. But, this wasn't always the case.
Her commitment to her artistry and her drive were the difference. She realized early on... it's not just about talent...it's about the process of becoming great. We all have greatness within us. But not all of us have the drive, the courage to fail to tap into it.
Shoutout to you B.
Tap into your greatness this week, and ask yourself...W.W.B.D?
ARE YOU LIVING WITH PURPOSE? Janele Henderson is my constant reminder to live with PURPOSE.
The act of PAYING IT FORWARD and why it is necessary! #BeMotivated
"The fight isn't easy...it's necessary." - Coach Felisha Leggette-Jack
Words that ring TRUE to many. This is why as coaches and women we do what we do! Representation is so important. Whether it's Coach Jack, or Black Panther, young men and women aspire to see images like them. Sometimes, we can lose sight of the bigger picture, life can become about survival/self-preservation. One lesson I've learned...The best way to elevate...is to lift someone up with you!
Kudos to Coach Jack...on an amazing season, and an even more amazing message!
How can my child get recruited?
What are some of the skills you look for in players at the NEXT LEVEL?
How can I STAND OUT to coaches this AAU season?
When people think about skill, they are inclined to think about the basics shooting, passing, footwork, and finishing. Others think about genetic advantages like quickness, and athleticism. But what if there was a skill that was more important than any of the aforementioned? What if this skill was the key to unlocking a child's true potential but the HARDEST to master. Although every coach and program are different, I can guarantee this answer will be pretty universal.
What is this mystery skill you may ask?
CONSISTENTLY PLAYING HARD
That's right folks...CONSISTENTLY PLAYING HARD. It takes a certain type of drive to play hard these days. Some can play hard a few possessions, others can play hard on offense or when things are going well. There's a small percentage of young players who possess that elusive skill to play hard ALL THE TIME.
THERE IS ALWAYS ROOM ON A TEAM (REGARDLESS OF LEVEL FOR A PLAYER WHO HAS CONSISTENT EFFORT. BE A MASTER OF EFFORT.
Just something to consider as you prepare for the Summer AAU Season. Regardless of your current skill set, you can ALWAYS have great effort. Until next time...Work Hard & Stay Humble!