Boys Basketball

 

PRACTICE THIS WEEK

 

Friday:  Practice at 3:45 for everyone

Saturday:  Games at Minneapolis  (Make up date from Thursday’s postponed game)

     JV Boys 12:30 in New Gym

     C Boys 2:00 in Old Gym

     Varsity Boys 3:30 in New Gym

Sunday:  Tournament Team Practice TBA

 

HOISINGTON WINTER JAM

 

Brackets are out for the 2018 Hoisington Winter Jam.  Russell will be the #5 seed and play Hoisington at 8:15 on Tuesday at the Activity Center.  

Complete Bracket

 

NEW YEAR’S DAY OLYMPICS

FIRST PLACE

first place

 

SECOND PLACE

SECOND PLACE

 

THIRD PLACE

THIRD PLACE

 

FOURTH PLACE

FOURTH PLACE

 

FIFTH PLACE

FIFTH PLACE

 

                          

 
              

 

Video Resources

New Videos:

How Smart Players Avoid Turnovers and Charges from PGC.  Mo-Stops, and Mo-Changes

Breaking Windows from PGC.  Mediocre passers pass around and over defenders.  Great passers pass through the defender

 

Older Videos:

The Power of Eyes from PGC.  A great video about giving your coaches eye contact.  

A Habit of Great Floor Leaders from PGC.  Super video about the importance of giving reminders.

Cross-Over Training Video from I heart Basketball TV-good workout for individual time.

 

Getting our Program into SCHAPE!

S-Spirit

  • Championship level play requires large amounts of energy
  • Great teams are spirited and enthusiastic​
    • Poor teams are mundane and monotonous
  • Spirit is needed the most when you feel like giving it the least.  "Act as If"

 

"We can have talking, clapping, or running"  Billy Gillespie

  • High level practice is noisy
    • Hear-Noise
    • See-Intensity
  • Need even more spirit from players on the sideline (either not in the drill or injured)
  • Why no Spirit?
    • Coaches don't bring it. 
      • It's the players job to be positive and bring spirit
    • You don't feel like it.
      • See third bullet point
    • Three ways to increase spirit
      • High Five's
      • Chest Bumps
      • Butt Slaps

 

C-Communicate

  • Why don't teams talk?
    • Lack of Confidence
    • Afraid to put it out there
    • Don't understand the importance of their voice
    • Shy-introverted

 

"Not talking on a basketball court is like missing a lay up."  Jeff Capel

"We have a special place for strong silent types--THE BENCH!"  Mike Krzyewski

  • NITE Communication
    • N-Name
      • People love to hear their names, draw attention to them
      • Say names first before giving any information or feedback
    • I-Intellegent
      • Basketball information relative to what is happening on the floor
    • T-Tone of Voice
      • Its not what you say, it's how you say it
    • E-Eye Contact
      • #1 way to dictate communication
  • How to Communicate
    • Say what you are doing
    • Tell teammate what they are doing
  • Reminders

 

90% of all communication is Non-Verbal

 

H-Hustle

  • Leading by example is not enough; but it is necessary
    • Don't be a 50/50 player where you work hard 50% of the time and find 50% of the time to take it easy
  • Be a sheep dog
    • Heard sheep to do the necessary things together
    • Be persistent and hard working until the task is completed
  • Be the first one to every drill/station
  • Hustle is contagious.  So is lack of hustle.  Want do you want our program to be known for? 

 

A-Attitude

  • Control what you can control; don’[t worry about what you can’t control
  • Consistency of disposition
    • Mental Toughness
      • Don’t be a victim of the environment
      • Own you emotions; don’t let emotions own you
    • Focus on bigger things.  Maximize time.
      • Noble-minded
      • Un-ruffle-ability

 

P-Precision

  • Having the discipline to do something as well as it can be done every single time even if it is uncomfortable or inconvenient.
  • Most people are happy to do stuff pretty well.  They will cut corners and be happy to just “get by.”
  • Precision is doing all of the things that say “I care enough to be above average.”
  • Develop a ridiculous attention to detail.
    • Would you want a sloppy or undisiciplined doctor, attorney, or pilot?  Or would you want a doctor, attorney, or pilot that pays attention to detail?
    • Coaches want players that pay attention to detail.
  • Greatness is being able to do over and over again things others do every once in awhile.

 

E-Enhance

  • Enhance:  to positively contribute to an environment or unselfishly offer a service
  • Contribute, don’t contaminate
  • Leave environments better than you found it
  • ETDMTYS (expect to do more than your share)

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