May 17, 2023 | Tagged Skills
How to be a College Basketball Player
Want to play College Basketball? So do many other players. Here's what you must do to be a serious College Basketball candidate.
Talent development is your responsibility
Don’t wait for your coach to outline what is needed for you to be a college basketball player candidate and a strong contributor to the success of your team. Most people react rather than act with intention, especially in basketball. Coaches’ kids often have an advantage because their parents set the intention in the home and never wait for someone else to make improvement happen. Team practice is just that, a time for your coach to improve the skills of the team. Your job is to come onto the court this season with your fundamental skills and individual talent at the highest level.
Ball handling—you must be a master of ball control
Shooting—high percentage and accurate mechanics
Speed and agility—fast, quick-footed, agile
Injury free-- knowing what you need to do to prevent major injuries through preventive exercises and intentional work
Strong—core work, good sleep, hydrated, healthy eating, weight program
Passing—a skill no one wants to work on but is one of the biggest separators in the game right now
Defense—understanding leverage and positioning with the heart of a lion
Aggressiveness—grit, tenacity, fierce, never-quit mentality
Basketball IQ—understanding of the strategy, movement, and nuance of the game
Plus you need to be a student-athlete with success not only on the court but in the classroom.
About NBC Basketball
With over 50 years of experience helping athletes achieve goals from high school, college and beyond, NBC Basketball equips athletes for success on and off the court. NBC Basketball focuses on skill mastery, mental toughness, relational excellence, servant leadership and personal faith. To find out more about these camp programs visit www.nbcbasketball.com