Create the "I've worked too hard to fail mentality"
When players put in the work they will not let themselves fail mentally or physically. It is so easy to get down on yourself regarding the game of basketball due to the many ups and downs the game offers. You are never going to play the perfect game but if you know in your mind that you are properly prepared to compete, you will not be your own worst enemy and psyc yourself out of your success. If you put effort behind your goals, your purpose will trump your doubt and that is what we want our players to experience. The work you put in validates what you deserve. Even if you fail the validation is that you gave everything you had and can never say what if.
Fight the excuses you make! Everyone has "what if's" in their brain and we have all failed ourselves due to that. A "what if" can be positive when it turns into a motivation prior to a goal you will conquer. A "what if" can also be a negative that comes with regret of not attempting to pursue that goal. I would prefer to see "what if I work as hard as I can to become the best player I can be?" instead of "what if I HAD worked as hard as I could to become the best player I could have been?" At Hooplab we want to eliminate the negative "what ifs" by pushing our players to their potential especially when the excuses begin to creep up. In order to do so we must acknowledge our personal excuses that hold us back from reaching that potential. Do not let excuses sway you toward under-performing which will create that negative "what if" later. Excuses are fears that lead to failure and we fail to the level of our training and preparation. We encourage all interested in continuing the push to take a look at our programs and see if something fits. We look forward to partnering alongside you to work towards your potential!