What’s Your Game?

Coach Van and I were recently talking with some of our players about “playing to their strengths”. I found this article from the blog:  “The Unguardables” which hits on that same topic.  Check it out: My question to you is:  Are you pretending to be a player that you’re really not? A couple years ago...
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Mental Toughness Training for Basketball

Article from basketballismypassion.com: Professional basketball players like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and the current NBA champion LeBron James are true warriors when it comes to winning games. Mental Toughness is what makes them so hard to beat. I found the following ideas to improve your mental toughness: 1. The mind does not know the difference...
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Kyrie Irving Reveals His Ball-Handling Secrets: “I Have Counters to Every Move”

It has arguably been the best ball-handling sequence of the early NBA season: As captured in a YouTube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tab7Pi807gU) that’s gotten more than 180,000 views since the play happened on Saturday night, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving shakes Washington Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. with not one, not two, but four behind-the-back, stop-on-the-dime...
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Titans Basketball Event – Hofstra Men’s Basketball Vs. George Washington University

ATTENTION TRAVEL AND DEVELOPMENTAL TEAMS:  We are excited to offer the following opportunity to participants, as well as friends and family, of the Titans Basketball Program: On Saturday, December 28th at 4pm the Hofstra University Men’s Basketball Team will be taking on George Washington University.  This is a terrific opportunity to watch Division 1 college...
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Form Shooting Drill

Shooting tips and form shooting drill from basketball trainer Rob McClanaghan who has worked with such NBA players as Derrick Rose, Kevin Love, and Kevin Durant. This is a great drill to practice on your own.  If you have access to a hoop, great!  If not, you can still work on the mechanics by shooting...
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Perfect Shooting Form

Great NBA shooters including Kobe Bryant, JJ Reddick, Stephen Curry, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kevin Durant demonstrate perfect shooting mechanics in the video below. Their perfect technique is the result of years of practice, taking hundreds of shots per day. You will notice some small differences in their mechanics including release point, but pay very close...
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Kevin Garnett – Up and Under Move

Kevin Garnett in action using the Up and Under Move in the paint: Who Has the Best Post Moves in the NBA?  See what some NBA players have to say:

Selfless Basketball by Phil Jackson

During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports (11). Here are some of his thoughts on “selfless basketball” (aka playing as a team): RIGHT VIEW:  involves looking at the game as a whole...
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Kyrie Irving: Keys to Success – 10,000 hours of practice

Interviewer:  “How many hours did you put in a day working on your game?” Kyrie:  “I played all the time…I’d probably play from like 4pm to like 10pm (6hrs) every single day.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SVeumkOsCY Hard work pays off – Kyrie Irving Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcMGIOVE8Ao