Kyrie Irving is the epitome of a point guard and overall basketball player (Disclaimer I am from New Jersey). In a day in age where basketball is ruled by athleticism it is refreshing to see someone break into the star ranks with basketball I.Q. Kyrie understands the game of basketball and his knowledge of [...]
One of my pet peeves as a coach is a player who does not respect the game. You have to realize that no one person is above the game. There were many before you and will be many after you. If you attack the game with humility and passion you will get results. Work hard on and off the floor and I may see your name in lights one day.
It is important that you have a purpose every time you work out. This means that every minute is focused on developing some part of your game. To warm-up, I want you to use this wall-touch drill to work on your ball handling and hand eye coordination. This will come in handy when you are trying to protect the ball from a pesky defender.
In this episode of my Youtube series Court Vision I talk about how to get the most out of your off-season workouts. Allot of you want to be great but you have to make a decision of how much time you want to put into your passion. You will reap with you sow, so put the work in and go the EXTRA MILE!
If you want be successful in the game of basketball you have to develop mental toughness. The naysayers (Haters as they now call them) will always be there to shoot your dreams down but if you go the extra mile and believe in yourself you can achieve anything you put your mind to. The key is to turn the word Hate into Motivate. “Never let someone’s opinion of you become your reality”. Every time someone says you can’t do something use their hate to practice and play even harder. In this video I give a real life example of how I turned a Hater into a Motivator.
Coach Koran Godwin displays a drill that will help you finish through contact.
Don’t talk about it, be a about. This phrase hits home when you discuss leadership qualities. To be a great, you have to be willing to lead by example. In this video I give two tips on how to become the leader everyone listens to on and off the court.
If you want to become great in basketball then you have to be willing to do the boring things. Everyone likes dynamic exciting work outs but true mastery lies in being able to do the same thing all over and over again. Continue Reading »
Whenever I watch a game on t.v. or in person, the great players stand out right away. Now, I am not talking about the guy that just dunked on someone or knocked down a long range three, those plays are for the highlight reel. I am referring to the players that actually know the game of basketball and make it look easy on a nightly basis. One of the secrets to becoming one of the greats is to create a system. A system is a proven method or way of doing doing something. This means your job is to find out the tips and tactics that worked before you and implement them into your game. Take a look at how you are to go about developing your system.
In this video while putting up some shots in the gym, I talk about what separates the players from the wannabees. “If you want to be good practice hard in front of your coaches, but if you want to be great practice hard when no one is around.”
Coach Koran Godwin tells you what you have to do to become the basketball player you want to be.