Four professional basketball players answer questions about different aspects of their careers including mental preparation, struggles, advice, and influences.
I asked four professional basketball players the following question:
What advice would you give to young athletes who aspire to play at a high level one day?
Remus de Jesus is a boy’s high school basketball coach for the Saddle River Day School in New Jersey and also coaches a boy’s 14 and under AAU team called Hoop Nation. Remus, 26, discusses how becoming a practice player for the Rutgers University Women’s Basketball team in college helped him find his own unique path and turn failure into fulfillment.
As much as basketball fans have come to love the month of March for the “madness”, that time of year also reminds us that on the other side of the madness…there’s sadness.
I couldn’t resist.
All corniness aside, as much as we love sports, some parts of it hurt.
Public Service Announcement: SPORTS ARE FUN!
At least, they’re supposed to be. But often times, for many children and adolescents, parents can get in the way. Continue reading Don’t Be THAT Parent
We all know that Michael Jordan became a basketball legend as a result of his inimitable work ethic and fierce competitiveness. However, what truly separated MJ from his peers was his unique approach to the mental side of the game. Continue reading Mindfulness Training in Sports
Millions of Americans are diagnosed with depression every year. A subpopulation that is particularly vulnerable to depression is athletes dealing with injuries, particularly those that require significant time away from competition.
All human behavior is either consciously or unconsciously geared toward fulfilling some sort of goal. Goal-setting can be beneficial in sports, exercise, business, relationships and all areas of life.
Sport and Exercise Psychology is an expanding branch within the field of Psychology. (Note: SPORT psychology, not SPORTS psychology…common mistake.) It’s becoming more and more popular within athletics and the media. Still, most people don’t have a solid idea, if any, about what it really is.