I know what you are thinking. It’s basketball season! Why are you talking about the Off Season?
As Skylar Diggins quotes LeBron James in the video, “Experience is the Best Teacher”. The season is the best time to discover what you need to work on during the off season.
Skylar’s WNBA rookie season was a learning experience for her. During that time, she discovered areas that she needed to work on (during the off season) in order to come back a better player for her second season. The work she put in paid off because she had an awesome second season and won the WNBA’s Most Improved Player award.
In the video, Skylar discusses the skills she worked on during the off season. Her Skills-To-Work-On List included getting stronger, finishing at the rim with both hands, and 3 point shooting.
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As you go through this season, keep up with your statistics, document what your coach is always nagging you about, and document difficulties that you have during games. Once the season has come to an end, review your season stats and notes to help you prepare your off season skill development plan.