The Acceptance of Failure

This past Tuesday, Kobe Bryant, who has for 19 seasons played the game of basketball with a passion and tenacity few ever have, made history with 6:22 left in the fourth quarter of a 107-102 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. Bryant missed a 14-foot fadeaway jumper from the left side. That miss gave Bryant 13,418 […]

The Art of Self-Control

Over the past week few weeks in the NBA, there have been examples of players losing control of their awareness and judgement and making poor decisions. Tony Allen of of Memphis Grizzlies recently struck a camera man in the face after not agreeing with a call made by one of the officials. During a basketball […]

The Pressure to Succeed

The Pressure to Succeed Being a teenager in high school is not easy. Being a teenage student athlete in high school is even more challenging. In previous blogs I have discussed the challenges of trying to make a basketball team and doing everything possible to prepare and train in order to give yourself the best […]

Improving Your Basketball Speed

  Being fast on the basketball court is a fundamental way to increase your productivity and effectiveness as a basketball player.   What Is “Basketball Speed” and How Is It Different From ‘Regular Speed”? Basketball speed is different from regular speed because basketball is not played in a straight line.  Basketball is a game which […]

Making The Best of A Bad Situation

On every team there is usually one athlete who is considered the best at what they do. At certain moments in practice, and at certain moments during the game, this player usually steps up to the challenge and is able to overcome exhaustion and produce results that no one else on the team is able […]

New Winter Basketball Programs – Mass – New Hampshire

Premier Hoops is excited to offer some great new programs beginning this winter which will help develop the fundamentals of young basketball players all over Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New England. Premier Hoops continues to expand their services and partnerships with athletic venues all over New England to ensure that your child has the opportunity […]

Maintaining Excellence

After watching the San Antonio Spurs lose to Berlin Alba Berlin earlier in the week, and after watching the Miami Heat mentally and physically collapse after a two-year title run, I thought it would be interesting to explore how a team is able to sustain excellence over a period of time, and how the mental […]

Balancing Books and Basketball

              Balancing Books and Basketball Making the basketball team might be the only thing on your mind and the one goal you are putting all of your energy into. However, if you are not able to keep up with your classes and assignments, your basketball season is quickly going […]