Monday, August 30, 2010

Eight Suggestions for Succeeding

Posted by Lee Miller | Monday, August 30, 2010 | Category: , | 0 comments

With the start of the basketball season about six weeks ago for most high school players, I wanted to bring out one of my favorite items from John Wooden, legendary Head Coach of UCLA. This list of "Eight Suggestions for Succeeding" has been in many of his books and many of his interviews.  In fact, he could be found mentioning one, if not all of these in almost every practice and interview he conducted.  All of the players that have played for him know these by heart.

As you and your teammates begin pre-season workouts and training not only will these eight points keep you and your team focused, but you will also become a much stronger individual and team if you use these in your daily life as well. 

Next Monday we'll be detailing each of these points and what they mean on and off the court.

1. Fear no opponent. Respect every opponent
2. Remember, it's the perfection of the smaller details that make big things happen.
3. Keep in mind that hustle makes up for many a mistake.
4. Be more interested in character than reputation.
5. Be quick, but don't hurry.
6. Understand that the harder you work, the more luck you will have.
7. Know that self-analysis is crucial for improvement.
8. Remember that there is no substitute for hard work and careful planning. Failing to prepare is 
     preparing to fail.

Lee Miller
Elite Hoops Basketball

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Malcolm Brogdon Chooses Virginia

Posted by Lee Miller | Thursday, August 26, 2010 | Category: , , , | 0 comments

Elite Hoops trainee and Greater Atlanta Christian senior, Malcolm Brogdon verbally committed to the Virginia Cavaliers on Monday.  When Brogdon first started training with Elite Hoops, he was being recruited by mid majors. In one short year, Brogdon went from being a mid major, 2 star player into an ACC bound player and candidate for Mr. Georgia Basketball for one reason.  Work ethic. To see Malcolm in one of his Elite Hoops training sessions click HERE.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Semi-Finals of WNBA Playoffs for Elite Hoops Hall of Famer

Posted by Chris Langley | Tuesday, August 24, 2010 | Category: , , | 0 comments

On Wednesday, the 4th place Atlanta Dream and Elite Hoops Hall of Famer, Angel McCoughtry, head into the WNBA playoffs against the number 1 team in the Eastern Conference the Washington Mystics. This should be a tough match-up for the Dream, as the Mystics have won 3 out of the 4 regular season meetings.

Ned Dishman, of says,"It’s hard to predict which team will come out on top by the end of this series. Will the Mystics carry the momentum of a six-game win streak into the first round and get the best of Atlanta? Or will the Dream’s high-flying offense be too much for the Mystics to handle?It may be a No. 1 vs. No. 4 matchup on paper, but this one is capable of going either way."

Elite Hoops wishes Angel and the Atlanta Dream good luck in their first round playoff series!

To read more about the upcoming series visit!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Hard Work Brings Prosperity

Posted by Patrick Hughes | Monday, August 23, 2010 | Category: , | 0 comments

Awaking to the sounds of school buses running and kids yelling this morning we can say that school has officially started in Atlanta. With the start of school many of Elite Hoops 1,200 campers this summer are trading in basketballs and the hardwood for books and homework. As you leave to start your classes remember one of our favorite quotes from this past summer camp season, "Hard work brings prosperity."

Each and everyone of us coaches here at Elite Hoops was delighted that you attended camp this summer but don't be satisfied and leave it at that. Many of you will have try outs for your teams in the upcoming months. Its important that that you continue practicing the drills you learned this summer at camp so that your hard work will pay off come try out time. Do you remember the drills you learned for individual improvement throughout your camp week? Here's a reminder just in case your memory faded a bit while you were at the pool after camp.

Monday: Mikan & power lay ups
Tuesday: Figure 8 no dribble, figure 8 dribble, flip-flop, front back bounce, & front back catch
Wednesday: Diagonal key lay ups & diagonal key jumpers
Thursday: Hot shot

If you want some video tips and pointers just click here and head over to our YouTube site and brush up. Try and fit in some basketball and practice your drills a few times a week to keep sharp and remember, hard work brings prosperity.

Monday, August 16, 2010

2010 NIKE Basketball Camp Season Concludes

Posted by Lee Miller | Monday, August 16, 2010 | Category: , , , , | 0 comments

Eleven weeks, 14 cities and 20 camps later we can officially say that the 2010 NIKE/Elite Hoops Basketball Camp season has come to a close. This was the longest, largest and most widespread camp season to date for Elite Hoops and it would not have been possible without our two other Camp Directors: Chris Langley and Patrick Hughes. These two coaches have worked their tails off over the past 11 weeks to help make sure that our camps ran smoothly, efficiently and without hiccups.  Dealing with 1200 campers, 2400 parents and multiple gym locations is no easy task.  However, both Chris and Patrick made it seem that way.

Langley directed our Georgia camps in Peachtree City, Cumming, and Roswell where he oversaw 300+ campers and 36 coaches.  Langley's hard work and dedication hasn't gone unnoticed by other members of the basketball community. In fact, Langley was named Co-Director of the 2010 JJ Hickson Skills Academy here in Atlanta.  Langley has been a vital member of Elite Hoops, setting up many of our Fall Skills Training programs for 2010, so make sure to check out one of his events.

Hughes directed our Florida camps in Parkland, Weston and Boca Raton. There, he oversaw 6 first year camps and a bunch of new staff coaches in the sunshine state. Hughes laid a solid foundation with the south Florida players and parents which will allow us to grow next summer.  Check out what one of the parents said about one of our camps directed by Hughes HERE.  After his six weeks in south Florida, Hughes traveled up to Charlotte for our final camp of the season. There, we figured out that he had been in a hotel for 49 of the past 51 days! Talk about commitment to excellence.

Thanks again to these dedicated and talented coaches. Without them, Elite Hoops wouldn't be so 'elite.'