Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Make Time

Hello Everyone!

As I finished a recent coaching session at a local high school, I was passing through the high school auxiliary basketball gym and I saw one of our very first AGSP athletes practicing.
Great athletes make time to get stronger!
It was great to see him and he told me about how his summer was going. He is preparing for his senior year as a Collegiate Basketball Player, his "last year before he hangs up his sneakers" as he worded it, but he is also preparing for his "big kid life" as a working adult.

He said his summer has been the following:
5:30 am: lifting workout in the weight room
(shower, change into business clothes, breakfast)
9:00 am - 5:00 pm: working at a full-time co-op in his field of study
(eat dinner, change back into workout clothes)
6:00 pm: basketball skills training at his old high school auxiliary gym
9:00 pm: bed

What you need to understand is that this collegiate athlete is committed to two big missions:
1) finish his basketball career with everything he's got
2) gain the skills and network he needs so he can get a "big kid job" (and put his college degree to good use!)

That means he has to sacrifice:
- late nights with friends
- sleeping in
- dinners out
- hanging out

His sacrifices will make him the best basketball player he can be for his last go-around.

His friends probably don't understand and his competition probably isn't as committed.

He's living this summer with his thoughts on how he wants to live this winter. He's committed and knows what he wants, and thus, he makes time to get in what he needs to achieve his goals.

Great athletes don't find time for their goals, they make time.

What are you committed to? What do you need to make time for?

Keep Training!
Coach Amanda Kephart and Akron General Sports Performance 

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