Monday, August 30, 2010
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.
preparing to fail.
Elite Hoops Basketball
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
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.
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Monday, August 23, 2010
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
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.
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.
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.'