Three months from now, in the middle of November, high schools all across the country will begin their official basketball practices.
Knowing that, what kind of player are you going to be that first day of practice?
Are you going to be exactly the same as you are now or will you take advantage of the time to improve your skills and prepare for your best season ever?
Consider the following advice from the Basketball Highway’s Alan Lambert:
Often players attempt to try to learn too many skills in a too short period of time. Instead, take a skill such as left handed dribble penetration and spend 30-50 minutes every day working on it.
Then, work on shooting a pull up jumper off of left handed dribble penetration. Then work on a dribble penetration step back shot, and so forth. By building four to five skills in a sequence, beginning with the skill you most wish to improve, you will have variation in your practice, will have a substantial amount of repetitions required to automate that skill, and almost assuredly will find yourself a better player at the end of the summer. (three months)
Then next summer pick a different skill such as defensive footwork, or rebounding position, or putbacks, etc. You get the idea. Michael Jordan did it. Magic Johnson did it. LeBron James does it. Kevin Durrant does it.
It works, so pick one and perfect it over the next three months.
If you do the same things you’ve always done then you will get the same results you’ve always got.
Take advantage of the next three months and be a better skilled player than you are now!