Should All Athletes Eat A Specific Diet?

Let’s start with the word diet, usually a word that connects with something temporary. The majority of our population (including athletes) goes on a diet and then gets off it when they’ve reached the goal. How many can honestly raise their hand and say they are on a healthy “lifestyle”? Before we answer the big…

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…

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 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…

Never Stop Learning

It is not a surprise that women are facing adversity in a male predominant sport. However, there are women out there like Dubravka Martinovic, Anne Panther, and Tatiana Gallova that are dominating overall. In one of the episodes from “Never Stop Learning,” these three women talked merely about what I am encouraging in my own…

The Road Shapes Your End Destination

This formula worked for me, the question is how do you find your own formula? You might hear people say “find a purpose in life,” or “come up with a why.” Except for those who haven’t yet found their WHY, hearing these statements is like having a basketball player perform an Iron Man, without any specific…

Who Is Successful And Why? – Grit (Part 2)

Last week’s post on the first book on GRIT by Angela Lee Duckworth left me curious about what the second book had to offer so instead of reading it I listened to through an audiobook and I think that is becoming my new favorite thing. I can listen to a book at the same time…

“Learning from experience” with Coach Ivankovic

“I never had a mentor, a person to learn from. So, I had to learn all by myself, from different sources… no internet or YouTube… we watched other coaches practices and talked to them” and that was how Coach Vladimir Ivankovic was taught how to be a Coach. It is well-known that the former Yugoslavia…

Strategies for Self-control

If you loose self-control everything will fall ~ John Wooden In last week’s post I wrote about how one can control what is controllable and through that way situate them self in a successful position for anything. Controlling what is controllable also means to avoid temptation and what keeps one away from getting to the…