Topic 1: How to build unshakable confidence

Here is a short acronym as a reminder of how to build unshakable confidence.

P-Prepare: Great preparation creates opportunities for great moments. Most athletes are under prepared. Decide ahead of time what you want to achieve. Write own your goals and look at them every day. If you aspire to be great and separate yourself from the rest, research says you need to put in the dedicated time and intensity to be prepared.

E-Eliminate: People who want unshakable confidence must work to eliminate distractions and vices which take away their confidence or blind them into overconfidence. You need to eliminate things like: negative talk, laziness, jealousy and having no goals.

A-Accomplish: Accomplish means to fulfill, complete, to finish what you started, to follow through, to succeed. The opposite of accomplish is to fail, give up, abandon. Develop unshakable confidence by becoming a person of accomplishment. If you are faithful in the small tasks, you will be faithful in the big tasks. Be known as someone who finishes what he or she sets out to do.

K- Know: Know what you can do and what you cannot do. Know what you need to improve and how to improve. The greater you capacity to learn, the greater your confidence will become because it will be grounded in truth.

Confidence comes from faith in you, yourself in knowing that you are prepared” – John Wooden

Activities – Taking initiative

“Taking initiative in defense”

Drill 1:


– A player with a ball in offense

The defense takes position and channels the offense to the side he/she wants.

*The defender is the initiator of the offensive moves.

Drill 2


– 3 offensive players – 1 defender

– Defender pressures and channels the offense to a side.

– Offense passes to each other;

– Defender plays  against each offensive player.