How Can Sports Prepare You For Life?

Sports bring more than just physical benefits to life. One can learn lifelong lessons through every single sport there is. Therefore, this blog post is about lessons learned in sports that can prepare you for life.  Consequently, no matter how talented you are at what you are doing. Other people will pass you if you…

The Highlight Videos Coaches Want To See

Every season, almost all basketball players make a highlight tape or have someone make them one. The question is, how do we know what coaches want to see? Keep reading if you want to know what coaches are looking for in a highlight video.  To begin with, I believe I do not have to stress…

Why Multitasking Actually Takes You Longer To Complete Tasks

Take a moment and think about all the things that you are doing right at this moment. The chances are that you are reading this and thinking about a few other things. Perhaps you’re listening to music, texting a friend, standing in a line, or waiting for the coffee machine to make your coffee. In…

This Is How You Become An Impact Player From The Bench

If you are on a team, then you have a role on that team. Understanding the given role can increase motivation and determination in an athlete. In this week’s blog post, I’m sharing the top 10 puzzle pieces on how to become an impact player off the bench. However, before getting into the spicy stuff,…

How Much Do You Nurture Your Dream?

If you want to jump higher, get stronger or run faster, you go to the gym. You make sure to follow a plan and workout every day; you do something about it right. However, how much are YOU nurturing your actual vision? This week’s topic is all about the importance of two variables that will…

Get Out Of A Training Mindset and Adapt A Competitive Mindset

If you are not training a competitive mindset in practices, you will not have an elite competitive mindset in competitions. This week’s blog post is all about adapting a competitive mindset in training because we all know that the way we train is the way we will play. Let’s start with imprinting a simple way…

Desire To Improve Or Desire To Win?

The ongoing question concerning the kind of motivation most beneficial for athletes stands in front of us every day. Do athletes who are motivated by a desire to improve (intrinsic motivation) perform better than those motivated by a desire to win (extrinsic motivation)? Will one lead to the other? There has been a lot of…

Does A Team That Meshes Well Socially Perform Better?

Researchers have studied what factors are necessary for a team to be successful, excluding the individual athletic performance. In this blog post, I’m openly talking about characteristics worth acclimating to for creating a successful atmosphere both on and off the court. How come so many players are unsatisfied within the team yet perform so well?…

The Power Of A Coach

A (basketball) player often forgets the power that their coach has. Remember, the coach controls what role each player will have, the playing time, the game-plan, and lots more. However, players still get in their heads over things they can’t control. Therefore, I want to talk about what to look for in a coach and…

One Step At A Time

Many athletes wish so badly to be at the top. Their vision is so vivid that they almost can touch it, but what they tend to forget is the very step they need to take in front of them right now. In this blog post, I talk about the importance of taking ONLY one step…

What’s Your Mental Algorithm?

We are obsessed with the social media algorithm, but do we even give one thought about our life algorithm and how we are programming it? We all know that there are different algorithms. For example, the social media algorithm sorts a user’s feed based on relevancy and interest rather than of a specific time. The…

This Is Why You Want Control

Our brains are designed to desire goals because we want to have control over everything we do. Our brain continuously needs a goal to work towards and tasks to complete to feel accomplished. However, many athletes do not have clear and well-thought-through goals, and therefore, the goals are set by the surroundings. What do I…

This Is How Elite Athletes Are Different

It is not the talent or the physique that makes an elite athlete different from everyone else but their mentality, response, and experience. Often it is the fixed mindset that stops the elite athlete from becoming the best possible. In this week’s blog post, I am stating the top 10 traits that separate elite athletes…

Homesickness Is A Real Thing

Medication is not always the answer to curing mental health illnesses, but neither is ignorance. Homesickness is a real thing, and it can destroy an athlete and make them quit their profession, so let’s talk about how athletes can manage this obstacle. Before diving into the strategies, I would like to recommend a mini-documentary I…

Become Stronger

The brain is like a muscle; the more you work it out, the stronger it gets. Every single person knows that going to the gym and lifting weights will make you stronger. The muscle grows when a person continually stresses the muscle with high levels of resistance or weight. Muscle hypertrophy (growth) occurs when the…

How To Find Your Intrinsic Motivation

Besides the mental and physical challenges athletes are facing in the world today, there is one particular obstacle that has been difficult to overcome. How to go about game/event days, knowing the gym looks just like any other practice day? I’ll give you a hint, and it is called intrinsic motivation. When the purpose, challenge, and thought…

This Is How Others Set Your Goals

Having others set your goals also indicates fulfilling other people’s aspirations. Having your own goals help you stay in charge of your life, and work towards your dreams. So do yourself a favor, avoid falling into this trap where others set your goals.  Before we dive into this hot topic, I want to make it clear…

You Set Your Goals

I have talked about goals before, but not in particular who is setting those goals. This week is about who you should allow setting your goals. Despite that goal setting is something we do every day without even thinking about it, we sure end up pursuing goals others set for us and not the ones…

Who Do You Like To Play Pick and Roll With?

Every basketball player has their favorite person with whom they like to play pick n’ roll. The question is, does every basketball player have a person to play pick n’ roll with in life? In this week’s blog post, I am talking about how important it is to have a pick n’ roll buddy outside…

The Truth About Contact Sports

The truth is, no matter how dangerous or toxic a sport can be to the human body, the desire and love for the game are more compelling than anything else. However, would athletes still interact in sports if they knew the consequences they would have to deal with long after retirement? My goal is not…