[My secret] How To Get Players Performing More Consistently In Less Than 10 Minutes A Day
One of the biggest challenges coaches and parents face is getting their players to perform consistently.
Whether on the court or in training.
Whether it’s a lack consistently in their levels of motivation and discipline.
Or the lack of consistency in their confidence levels.
Here’s what I do:
Repetition is the Mother of Success.
The more reps a player gets = The better they become.
The better they become = The more motivated they are to keep getting better.
Which in turns makes a player more confident.
The secret to consistency is getting better by doing more reps.
But how do you know what a player should be getting reps of, and how many reps they need to get each week?
There’s no one-size fits all because every player is different.
With different strengths, weaknesses, styles, personalities and so on.
But the most predictable way is to get your players to master the fundamentals.
Fundamentals don’t change.
They worked decades ago. They work today. They’ll work decades from now.
When a player masters the fundamentals, they can quickly master the latest moves and styles.
(I’ll explain how many reps each week in a second, but first…)
A lot of players find the fundamentals boring
I’ve been in the game for 30+ years and I still find it boring to do the same thing over and over again.
Fundamentals aren’t as exciting (or as sexy) as the moves they see on social media.
Which is why it’s your responsibility to add variety and competitive elements to keep your players motivated.
Back to exactly how many reps each week…
If you look at the latest scientific research, it says the fastest, most efficient way to learn a new skill is…
…To get as many reps as possible in a specific unit of time.
In the early stages of learning a new skill, it doesn’t matter if it’s a correct rep or not.
Quantity over quality to start with.
When they get better, focus on quality reps.
Teach a new fundamental for 5 minutes.
Get your player to do as many reps as possible in 5 minutes.
Record their score.
They’re mastering the skill as efficiently as possible from a physiological standpoint.
Making players more consistent by spending less time training.
Keep showing players their score so they can clearly see how much they’re improving to keep motivation higher.
Add variety to boost motivation to get even more reps.
When you apply this strategy, your players get more out of a 10-minute session than someone else would get out of a 90 minute workout.
Keep Getting After It
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- Ryan B – From JV to NCAA D3 Starter and all conference
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