This is a great blog post for every freshman women’s college basketball player. I got chills from reading this because I know exactly what this young lady is talking about. This is the information I wish someone would have shared with me before I started my college career.
The P-15 Workout is an opportunity to get an extra 15 minutes of individual practice in before or after team practice. You decide if you want to do the workout everyday this week or come up with your own schedule.
This Week’s P-15 Workout: Take 15 minutes to run suicide sprints. Take a 30 second break in between each sprint you run.
Social Media Hashtag: #P15
I would love for you to send me the amount of sprints you ran by email at email@example.com, or twitter @patoshajeffery, tag me in a post on facebook or just leave a comment below.
During the Memphis Girls Basketball Fall Fest events, I was reminded that there is a lot of young talented players in Memphis. It’s not uncommon for Memphis to have talented players entering high school. It’s also not uncommon for the same talented players to graduate from high school with the same skills they had when they entered ninth grade..—NO GROWTH IN THEIR GAME..
Your talent can only get you so far. It can get you notoriety in the city, on MemphisGirlsBasketball.com and even nationally. Sometimes it can get you college basketball scholarship offers. SOMETIMES!
I often talk about my failures as a college basketball player. However, I did have periods of success. During the Christmas break of my sophomore season, I started coming to practice a few minutes early to get extra shots in. Because of the extra time I was putting in, my confidence grew, my production increased and I earned a starting spot.
Since I don’t offer training sessions during basketball season, I wanted to find a way to contribute to players growth during this time. I came up with the P-15 Workout.
Starting something new is exciting, scary and similar to entering an unfamiliar dark room. You don’t know what is in front of you. You don’t know which way to turn. When I started my career in college basketball, that’s how I felt. I was in unfamiliar territory. People were speaking languages that I didn’t have a clue about. My coaches were yelling 1,2,3,4,5, elbow, short corner, and maxing out. I was being tossed new terms and acronyms left and right.
If someone would have told me the things I’m about to share with you, I would have had an extremely successful college basketball career. Instead, I was a below average to average college player. I eventually became frustrated, couldn’t dig myself out of my frustrations and stop playing basketball my junior year of college.
At the beginning of something new, everyone has the opportunity to be successful. But only the ones that do specific things will end up successful. Below are some of those specific things you can do to have a successful basketball career.