MOTIVATED: New McDonalds Port City Power men's coach Brian Waters has quit after just six rounds due to personal reasons.
MOTIVATED: New McDonalds Port City Power men's coach Brian Waters has quit after just six rounds due to personal reasons. NICK KOSSATCH

From the ground up

Developing a good basketball player from youth is broken down into two parts.

First is mental.

Second physical.

Having the right mentality allows the kid to fight fear and have total confidence on the basketball court.

The foundation of basketball should be made basic and clear.

What's the primary purpose?

What needs to be done on offense and on defense?

All while incorporating positive life lessons.

This can help create good habits in life, relationships, business, sport and learning.

Physical fitness in this sport helps the child become physically and mentally strong.

Thus helping create the best possible basketball player.

If a players movements are precise and strong, it helps further the goal of winning the game.

The process of Incorporating physical fitness at an early age improves the kids chances of growth dramatically.

It also helps develop motor skills and overall brain activity.

The further a basketball player wants to go depends on the ability to stay healthy while maximising his/her potential as an athlete.

Mentality of a youth athlete should be nurtured with tons of positive encouragement mixed with a knowledge and love of the game.

The game has to excite the part of the brain that lights up.

A major goal should be for kids to want to soak up every aspect of the game.



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