IDEAS IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT GETTING BETTER

 

DEVELOP SELF TRUST

Make good decisions one at a time and decide the night before. Stick to personal commitments.

 

COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

Be accountable to your teammates. Don't let a teammate down & work hard when no one is watching.

 

PLAY THE GAME

Find opportunities and take advantage of them. Go to OPEN GYMS and play the game. Go to Memorial Park in Grafton or another local court and play pick-ups games. Play the game against people better than you - and remember winning is nice but not important. No one will ever remember who won the pick-up game but they will remember that you were there and that you worked hard.

 

WRITE DOWN YOUR DRILLS

You need to have a plan when you head to the court. Simply picking up a ball without a purpose is like getting on your bike and riding without knowing where you are going.

 

RECORD EVERYTHING

Establish records and keep track of how you did last time in the gym. Start new drills by getting 1 in a row, then 2, etc. When you get to 20-25 reps begin to time how fast you can complete a given number of repititions.

 

CREATE

Don't be affraid to make up drills that help you to improve. Combine drills to make challenging routines. Think about what you most need to do to help your team and create ways to improve in that area.

 

SHORT AND INTENSE

10 minutes is a great place to start and also is a tremendous amount of time. If you commit to 10 minutes of work a couple of times a day you will improve, but only if you use those minutes at a very intense level. Don't go through the motions.

 

MUSIC

Make your workouts fun by listening to your favorite music and letting it raise your intensity. Turn it up - both the music and your intensity.

 

CREATE AN AREA TO WORKOUT

Put up posters of athletes you admire. Make the place you workout inviting - someplace you want to be and look forward to going to.

 

GET A PARTNER

Having someone to workout with will really help you to challenge yourself, but make sure it is someone who you trust to work hard and not make excuses. Push each other, compete with each other and remember that you can't win games alone. The more you get to workout the better your team will be - and that's what it's all about.

 

ADAPT TO CHANGE

Have an alternate plan if it rains or if you are going vacation so that you don't have to miss your workout. A lot can be done in the garage or basement if you are serious about getting beter.

 

SPEED

Time everything. You need to keep track of your level of achievement and work hard to get better and faster every time you enter the gym. For example, if you completed 20 reps of a drill in 30 seconds last time, then get 22 reps this time.

 

YOU AND THE BALL

Take your basketball with you everywhere you go!

CONTACT US

Grafton Hoops is located Grafton Wisconsin.

For more information about Grafton Basketball, our programs and/or opportunities, as well as other inquiries,

please reach out to any of the contacts listed below.

Director of Boys Youth Basketball

Kim Polack

director@graftonhoops.com

Director of Girls Youth Basketball

Jessica Day

dayj7258@gmail.com