Doing Your Part

We are bringing this to your attention because we have a level of disconnect from our current students . . . easily fixable,  yet has to be recognized first,  from the ones who are partaking in this type of behavior,  before true change can happen . . .  Stop standing on the sidelines,  and get into the game already !  Time waits for no man.

So let’s get into it . . .  There are a few parts to this equation . . .  Them being . . .

  1. Your word

  2. Push 

  3. Picking Up

  4. Failure

  5. Practice

  6. Success 

Live UP ⇑ to Your Word  ~  Say what you mean,  do what you say !  Period.  The best way you know how,  and with all you have !  This as you can feel is a great start on something that most likely will be profitable to all involved . . .  trust, that this is a righteous start to everything !   *  or lack thereof  –  get rid of that type of running;  not conducive to any type of winning culture at all.

Push yourself first  &  foremost  ~  THEN,  others . . .  always in that order !  How can you ask all of someone else if you have not put the effort in yourself ?  you know deep down the answer to that question . . .  you can’t !  Nuff Said !

The Picking Up ⇑ of others around you  ~  without your Leadership they might not be able to keep up.  Therefore it’s your duty to make sure they are keeping up,  and if not,  fall back and bring them back to the front of the preverbal line with you.  Every time,  Always !  Thats a necessary duty . . .  never forget this fact !

  Failure  ~  Is a necessary tool / test . . .  it’s how one responds to it that makes all the differences out here in this thing called life.  Nothing will be easy,  if it is,  most likely it’s all wrong . . .  therefore Redo !  How does a person do that . . . ?  Easy . . .

Practice  ~  You have heard the saying . . .  ” Practice makes perfect ”  Right ?  Where do you think this type of thought evolved from ?  Probably through varying levels of some type of failure.  ”  All good things come out of practicing right,  go hard at it,  never half step it  ”      Coach Sojo     #pticeright

Success  ~  You and all around you will recognize when this part hits . . .   it will become crystal clear for all to see simply because you went through some if not all these steps above ⇑


Are you Current with these Ideas?

How Many ?

I don’t struggle with number 1 at all . . . however,  do you ?  You shouldn’t,  if you do . . . start today,  really start doing a much better job with number one . . . you shall be better for it !

Coach Sojo


Do you put any stock into this list of 8 ?

originally written by;    Corey Loverson

I thought it a great list,  so I’m re-posting it here and asking the question . . . ?



Meaning behind, a good set-up?

Say you have a large playbook that’s been given to you and your teammates,  by your coaching staff,  yet for some strange reason,  y’all just don’t seem to be quite winning the war of possessions… !  What do you think might be the root cause of this ?

If you had come to our DPS clinic May 25th we could have given you number of solutions as to the root problem . . .

So . . . since this was not taken advantage of,  I’ll tell you what you missed . . .

You,  as a player should understand this one ( 1 ) rule of thumb,  you must learn how to move without the ball.  Ball domination is NOT the key in basketball,  movement is !  The better your movement happens to be,  in and around your teammates on the court,  the better any team shall be verses an opponent.  So, what does this mean ?  Can y’all effectively perform a pick and roll / pick and pop ?  Do you know what it means to flatten out ?  Backdoor cut,  anyone ?  Trace the ball ?  Do you effectively space a floor ?  Do you fill the lanes properly when running a fast break ?  Can you get post touches to help with opening up the rest of the floor,  and how do y’all react to double teams after that touch is made ? 

These are just a few questions that should and will pop into your head as you become a more complete player.






1st Question…?

If you practice hard all the time, but you’re practicing, what turns out to be wrong   ( think traveling… for instance ) or other bad habits…? Are you really practicing at all…?

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