Most basketball players have the desire to become a better player but they are unsure of what to do and how to accomplish their goals. You wouldn’t leave for a trip without first looking at a map to figure the directions of how to get there, it is the same with basketball. Once you set a specific goal for yourself you need to figure what you are going to do to get to that goal. Setting goals without having any plans to follow through are no good, here is your game plan for success.
The first thing that a good basketball trainer should do is what we just talked about and that is helping you in setting some goals. Each person’s goals are going to be different so make your goals specific to you. Also you need to make your goals realistic. If you are playing 5 minutes a game, don’t make your goal to average 30 points a game by the end of the year. Make your goal to play 20 minutes a game, then once you get that aim to be a starter, and so on. You can also set skill development goals. Maybe you want to be able finish better with your weak hand or shooter a higher percent from the 3 point line. Set short and long term goals and then write them down somewhere that you will be constantly reminded of them.
Next you need to sit down and write out what you are going to do on a daily basis to achieve your goals. For example if one of your goals is to become a better shooter than you could write something like shoot 200 shots per day. Make sure that when you write out your schedule that you are able to realistically do it. If you can only work 30 minutes on your game a day start there and work your way up. When you do get in the gym to work on your game though put everything else aside and get to work. This time is dedicated specifically for achieving your dreams and goals don’t water it down with any other distractions.
Anybody can set a goal and write down what they are going to do to get there. They might even start on their way to achieving the goals they set but this is where most people drop off. To have success you must learn to be consistent. Getting in the gym for 3 days in a row and then taking two weeks off is not going to cut it. Becoming better as a player is about consistency and getting better on a daily basis. This is where you will see real improvement in your game.
If you are able to do these three things then you will give yourself a chance to have success and accomplish your goals. Don’t wait till tomorrow or next week to get started. Sit down right now and begin making steps to get where you want to be as a basketball player.
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