Topic 1: Improve your “Bounce back” on the court

  Admit you need to change. If you experience a mistake, set-back, or difficulty and you keep doing the same thing hoping for a different result, you are not showing resilience, you are showing foolishness. Acknowledging something is not working is a sign of a resilient player because he or she isn’t afraid to admit they need to change.

  Review your mistakes. Record your work, pay careful attention to a performance error. What can you learn? Work with mentors and coaches to find solutions. Be hungry to learn from mistakes.

  Problem solve. Work with your mentors to find quick ways to solve problems. For example if you are shooting short, remember the solution is using more power from your legs. If you are shooting hard, the solution is softening your tough using your hands.

Focus on the next task. Don’t spend any emotional energy on the mistake. Learn, move on and immediately clamp down your intensity to execute the next task with excellence.

Activities – Resilience

X1 is the player who is performing the drill.

The drill begins with the Coach having the ball at the nail hole.

Defensive player X1 is guarding the post against #1’s post up. The Coach Passes the ball to 2 in the corner. 3 and 4 in the diagram are the next players in line.

2 drives the ball to the basket. X1 should take the charge as far outside the lane as possible. That is not clear in the diagram.

After the charge is taken, Coach 2 rolls another ball toward the out of bounds. X1 gets up from taking the charge and dives on the floor to save the loose ball. After that save, his round is completed when Coach 3 tosses a ball and X1 sprints to jump save it from going out of bounds.