P-15 Workout: February 22, 2015

February is Free Throw Month.

Tournament time is here. Championships are won and lost with free throws.

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: Free Throws

Make 100 Free Throws.

Tip: Take advantage of the 10 second count you have to shoot free throws. You should have a routine established, where as, you do the exact same thing every single time you shoot a free throw. Setting your feet. Bending your knees. Number of dribbles you take. Looking at your target before taking the shot. Lastly, following through.

End of Season Checkup

Basketball Season is winding down. Before you get started with AAU/Travel team activities, here are some things for you to consider.

Document Basketball Season Statistics

If you don’t already have them, write down your statistics from this season. Knowing your statistics provides motivation for you to work on your individuals skills during the off season and helps you prepare goals for next season. Also, college coaches first point of contact with a player they are interested in is a prospective student-athlete questionnaire. The questionnaire may ask for your season’s stats. You will already have it handy.

Memphis-Area AAU/Travel Team Tryout Information

Use a computer or tablet/IPad to get tryout information at www.MemphisGirlsBasketball.com. It will be listed near the top of the page.

ACT

Registration deadline is March 13th for the April 18th date. The last test date for the 2014-15 period is June 13, 2015.

Basketball Development

I will kick off Individual Training Sessions March 14 for girls 7 years old and up that’s interested in learning the game. I also offer sessions to players that’s already on the school team but wants to work extra on fundamental development including agility, left and right hand ball handling, shooting techniques and game situations.

Spring Evaluation Period

The Spring Evaluation Period is quickly approaching. The dates are April 24-26. This is the first time period of 2015 that you can play in front of Division I college coaches at NCAA-certified events. Most players attend these events (tournaments) with a team, however, their are events (camps/showcases) available for individuals not on a team.

With the Spring Evaluation Period a few weeks away, there’s still time to start preparing. My How to Prepare for the Basketball Evaluation Period video is a great resource for teams and individuals. It provides tools and tips to help you make the most out of attending these events.

E.L.I.T.E. Academy

The E.L.I.T.E Academy has been a dream of mine for years. I grew up during a time when players got more out of camps than just playing in basketball games. There was an academic piece, a life skills piece, a skill development piece and some basketball games to play.

The E.L.I.T.E. Academy is designed to have the players talking about more than how many points they scored in a game. They will leave talking about how they were inspired by someone’s story. They will leave talking about their dreams and aspirations. The will leave with a bigger picture of what they can accomplish in basketball, through basketball and after basketball.

To learn more about the E.L.I.T.E. Academy, click here

NCAA Initial-Eligibility Requirements

Use the NCAA Eligibility Center Quick Reference Guide to do a quick review of the Core Courses, Test Scores, and Grade Point Average requirements for initial eligibility for DI and II.

2014-15 Guides for the College-Bound Student-Athlete

Get some of your questions answered about recruitment and academic requirements to play at the different levels:

Division I and II
NAIA
NJCAA

P-15 Workout: February 15, 2015

February is Free Throw Month.

Tournament time is here. Championships are won and lost with free throws.

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: Free Throws

Make 75 Free Throws. If time remains, take shots from any where on the court, as long as, it is in your shooting range.

Tip: Take advantage of the 10 second count you have to shoot free throws. You should have a routine established, where as, you do the exact same thing every single time you shoot a free throw. Setting your feet. Bending your knees. Number of dribbles you take. Looking at your target before taking the shot. Lastly, following through.