5 Workout Tips Players Should Know (From "Practice Perfect" By Doug Lemov)

It’s much more exciting to go from novice to proficient than it is to go from proficient to master.

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One word you need to add to your vocabulary

This simple tip will help you shift from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.

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Mundane Discomfort

You walk out the door for practice and forget your post-workout shake. Do you go back inside and get it, or keep going?

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A Message From Kobe: You're Always Training

I recently saw a clip of Kobe Bryant giving a speech to the San Diego Chargers. In the short, 3 minute clip, he imparted a powerful message that I couldn't stop thinking about. 

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At 3:30am, Warren Buffett Dropped Some Serious Wisdom on Me

I was on a cross-country flight watching a documentary about Warren Buffett when he said something that I'll never forget.

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Gresham's Law Will Destroy Your Team If You Let It

Gresham’s Law is a form of natural selection. The qualities that have a competitive edge get passed on. The danger arises when the qualities that have competitive edge are also the ones that will hurt the team in the long run.

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The Fairness Trap: Don't Confuse "Should" with "Is"

Fairness is an admirable quality in people. But it’s a dangerous belief to hold about the how the world works. Particularly in the realm of basketball. 

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Why Most Ball Handling Drills Suck

Many players and trainers make a big mistake when it comes to ball handling. They don't include defense or require any kind of court awareness. Here's one drill that fixes that.

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The Champion's Approach to Practice (Muhammad Ali Was Wrong)

Enjoy the journey or struggle through the grind? How to find the balance between joy and hard work.

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4 Ways to Build Mental Toughness During Your Workouts

The summer is more than just a time to work on your skills. It’s a time to build your mental strength as well. Fortunately, with the right attitude, you can work on both at the same time.

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The Ultimate Answer to the Eternal Debate: Should I Work On My Strengths or Weaknesses?

It’s one of the biggest debates in training. Should you focus on eliminating your weaknesses or improving your strengths? I’ve heard good arguments for both sides. This post creates a new framework for thinking about the debate. It’s a doozy, enjoy!

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"How Long Should I Workout For?"

Players ask me this question all the time. I think they’re often expecting me to say something like “2 hours” or “30 minutes of ball handling and an hour of shooting.” But what I usually say is, “It doesn’t matter.”

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