Let me share with you what my good friend and World Champion Kevin Eastman says after 40+ years involved in collegiate and pro-level basketball:
“The most successful coaches like Doc Rivers, Steve Kerr, Pat Riley are ‘learn-it-all’ coaches.”
I couldn’t agree with this statement more.
If you want a successful career for yourself and your players, and to have a real shot at being the best team in your league…,
Then you need to be continuously learning, growing and filling your toolbox with proven basketball principles.
“Learn it all” coaches (and players) have a growth mindset.
They want to be better today than they were yesterday.
They want to be better tomorrow than they are today.
And they do whatever it takes to get their reps in every single day.
Any player and coach can adopt a growth mindset. Anyone can experience transformations in their skills, ability and competency is a short period of time. Often by dedicating as little as just 10 minutes a day.
Let me explain:
New York Times best-selling author James Clear says this in his book Atomic Habits:
If we get 1% better each day for a year, we’ll end up 37 TIMES better than when we started.
Continue for a SECOND year and you’ll end up 1,427 times better than when you started.
You’ll end up a mind-blowing 53,939 times better than when you started after three.
This is the Power of Compounding.
And go Google “compound interest calculator” and work out the math for yourself if you don’t believe me.
It’s the same principle investors use to accumulate huge amounts of interest on their investments over time.
And it’s the principle “learn it all” coaches and players apply on a deep level because they understand small incremental improvements = HUGE transformations with time.
Here’s how I see it:
If you as a coach can take just 10 minutes a day to improve by just 1% a day by filling your toolbox with new and proven fundamentals and principles…
(And you do it consistently over time).
It’s virtually impossible NOT to become a high performer and a great coach.
The math doesn’t lie.
And if you can find a way to get your players performing and executing 1% better each workout, you’re going to start winning more games and making bigger impacts in their lives.
But here’s the problem…
Too many coaches blame their players, organization or circumstances for their lack of success.
They put the blame on external factors.
They don’t own their situation.
And They blame their lack of success on things they can’t control.
If they just changed the focus to things they can control – Like getting by 1% every day – success is down to just simple math.
How exactly do you get better by 1% every day?
It’s all down to learning and education.
Listen to podcasts
Watch seminars on YouTube.
Watch film, break it down and use it to create your own drills, moves and plays.
Educate yourself on improving your communications skills with the age group of your players so you can deliver your message more effectively.
The list goes on…
There are thousands of resources you can find on Google or YouTube. All it takes is 10 minutes a day.
So there’s really no excuse not to do this.
But I do need to give you a WARNING
When you apply this approach to become the best you can be…
The math shows you’ll experience HUGE transformations within the next 12 months.
But if you do this wrong, you can actually get WORSE and actively damage your chances of success.
Like, for example, focusing on the latest trends.
The dictionary definition of trend is:
“A change in a general direction.”
Trends change ALL the time.
They might work now, but they might not work in the future.
Here’s a more predictable way to reach your full potential:
The dictionary definition of a principle is:
“A fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning”.
Principles and fundamentals are timeless.
They worked 50 years ago.
They work today.
Not only that, but they will work in 50 years.
You can apply principles and fundamentals with every player at any level in any situation.
Principles and fundamentals form the bedrock of every successful program.
Which is why I created the Full Curriculum to contain every proven basketball principle and fundamental I’ve used countless times.
I designed the Full Curriculum after about 17 years as a player development coach.
Specifically, it’s designed to contain the same 130+ developmentally correct basketball principles I’ve used throughout my career.
And it has over 1200 game-like drills so you can get meaningful reps in a variety of fun, engaging and productive ways on the court.
Everything is divided into 13 progressive levels starting with Basic Level 1 (for young kids) to Pro Level.
You simply find where your player or team fits into the 13-level scale and pull out developmentally correct and challenging workouts.
We’re strongly considering releasing the Full Curriculum as a monthly subscription at $99/month in June or July.
But you can get lifetime access today for a one time payment (and save over 50%) on the page below:
If you have the Full Curriculum and want myself and The GBB Team to show you how to coach the fundamentals in a way every player you work with understands…
If you’d like us to transform your player into an athlete who performs consistently, wins more games and is an asset to every team they’re on.
Then I’d like to invite you to book a call with Mihai on the page below:
(we’ll deduct the price you paid the Full Curriculum from the grouping coaching)
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