More fastbreak basketball stuff that will make you better today just by integrating this into your game. Learn. Practice. Remind. Perform. Make solid habits.
In the spirit of the holidays I wanted do something special with Keys To The Gym. You could read this as a tribute to Dena but I would hope, and I know she would hope, that you can read it is as a sincere sharing of stuff that has benefited my life and I think others would benefit from as well.
Fans watch March Madness for lots of reasons, like big plays down the stretch, highlight film material, or to because they love a particular player or a team. But for the true student of the game, coach or player, the viewing experience is different. We watch for the “thousands of little things” (DeVenzio, 1983) that make up championship teams. We watch people like Zack Novak from Michigan look his teammates in the eye during a dead ball and say something meaningful to them. We watch Sydney Carter from Texas A&M get in someone’s bubble, force them to the manure strip and keep her palms up without reaching. We watch for the love of the game, but also to study it as we appreciate the finer points of the game that go unnoticed to average fans.
Here’s a list of three things to watch for that is packed with links to expand on each concept.
Earlier this morning I posted a piece from Dick DeVenzio’s There’s Only One Way To Win about movement. Watch and learn in the clip below as this Princeton team MOOOOOVES!