I previously read that defense is a key skill that coaches consider really important. That was an eye-opener because I have always considered myself as a scorer, and I thought offense tops all skill requirements!
Today, I practiced a few drills on improving my defense. I used this video as reference. Do you think this is enough? Any more suggestions?
I want to believe that my journey to greatness began on the summer of my 6th year of existence. When my dad let me hold a basketball, I instantly fell inlove with the game! LOL! The more I played, the more I enjoyed how graceful and natural the hand-and-foot movements felt.
But this moment in my life is crucial. Many successful professional basketball players had remarkable years as high school varsity team members. Some of them even went straight to the NBA after graduation! (Hi, Mom! Just stating facts here. I'm keeping that college diploma a promise. :))
This brings me to serious planning. How do I get to that first step? http://workouthq.org
has a nice article about what exactly needs to be done to make a varsity basketball team. It mentions a three-step process of assessment, improvement, and repetition.
According to the article, I need to assess myself and the current team requirement. I also need to train hard and improve, especially on one skill that all coaches love: defense. Lastly, I need to re-assess every three months and see how I fare against competition.
Sounds like a lot of work, huh? Of course, I'm not backing down. Not now, not ever!
Today was not so great. I almost got injured! I reached for a rebound but I was not able to land properly. I came so close to spraining my ankle!
This has happened to me twice this year. I need to learn how to be careful while still giving my best while playing. I cannot and will not let this put me down!
They say that accidents happen. No matter how ergonomic your shoes are or how much tape you put around those joints, there is just no foolproof way of escaping injuries.
So I researched and learned that a good way to prevent ankle injuries is to improve balance. I gonna try this inverted hamstring stretch and see how it helps.
But for now, I'm resting this ankle first. Recover well and fast, okay?
My name is Cedric. I am an incoming high school sophomore and I love basketball. It is my passion and I am hoping to make it to my school's varsity team. Wish me luck!
I thought about starting this blog because I want to document my journey. I know that I am going to be famous one day, so I am starting a historical piece right here! LOL!
I also want to make use of this blog to get feedback and advice because that's the way to success, right? So keep the comments coming.
I hope you enjoy your stay!