Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Time to Prepare for Opportunity

Hello Everyone!

The late, great UCLA basketball coach John Wooden is quoted in saying, "The time to prepare isn't after you have been given the opportunity. It's long before that opportunity arises. Once the opportunity arrives, it's too late to prepare."

That is why an athlete's off-season is so crucial to an athlete's success. The off-season can be defined as when and athlete is not competing on his/her biggest stage: such as high school games, combines, and special invite tournaments.

Just yesterday I had a baseball player stop by AGSP to tell me he hit a home-run during that day's varsity game (he's a sophomore by the way). Had had trained at AGSP throughout the winter months...preparing himself for yesterday's opportunity. When he stepped-up to the plate yesterday he brought with him all his commitment and hard-work from the winter, and the result was something he desired.
That is why AGSP is having so many basketball, football, soccer, and volleyball players coming in to train now. These athletes know that now is the time to prepare for opportunity. The athlete they present this fall is an accumulation of of what they choose to do (or not to do) now during these spring and summer months.

Are you preparing for opportunity?

Keep Training! 
Coach Amanda Kephart and Akron General Sports Performance

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