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The Off Season needs to be “Your Season”
Ganon Baker, Nike Skill Development Trainer / Director, Ganon Baker Basketbball and Elev8 Sport Institute
Here is a recent letter I wrote to some players. They asked me how to improve during the off season. They said there is so much information out there on improvement, what do I REALLY need to do? Here was my response:
Thanks for your interest in us and I know there is a ton of info out there. I hope we can make it very clear for you on what you need to do to get better. I can assure you, the below solutions WILL WORK if YOU DO!!
As the high school season winds down and the spring AAU season heats up, I hope you are getting some MUCH needed rest. The spring and summer are very long and you must be sure you are refreshed and injury free.
A few things you need to think about this off season!
Specifically, think about these details:
So play more 1 on 1 daily. Learn what works and does not work. But play against good competition or players better than you, so you grow! GROW means
G - Get better Daily
R - Real practice with reps.
O - Opportunities to be taken advantage of
W - Work HARD! A ridiculous work ethic and have a will to win.
And make sure you stick to a move and a counter until you have mastered it by yourself. You can do a lot of different drills but just make sure you are only working on a move and a counter for half the workout and then another move and counter during the other half.
Get after it!
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