Development - Excellence - Leadership


March 15, 2017

It’s March 15 and that means you have over 8 months to get better before next season! Here are 3 things we’re committed to providing this off-season which we believe are crucial for any youth sports program.




1. Development

  • Proper skill development is teaching with passion, precision, purpose.
  • Proper skill development is much more than dribbling, passing, and shooting with no defenders.
  • Proper skill development is teaching players skills that directly transfer to games. Ball-Handling against pressure, shooting against pressure, beating one defender, finishing against contact, reading the help side defense, playing with vision, moving without the ball, spacing, screening, and much more.

2. Excellence

  • Excellence is about having ridiculously high standards and holding yourself and others accountable.
  • Excellence is about practicing and playing with incredible passion, energy, hustle, focus, and toughness every single day.
  • Excellence is hard. If it was easy everyone would pursue it.

3. Leadership

  • Leadership and character development is foundational for long term success.
  • Leadership is learning how to be respectful, how to be coachable, how to be a great teammate, how to communicate more effectively, how to be mentally tough and handle adversity.
  • Leadership is a full time job for players with serious aspirations.

At Impact we are committed to development, excellence, and leadership. Players, parents, and coaches, we encourage you to focus on these values when choosing any type of youth sport program.

Posts

2020

Remembering Kobe Bryant

3 Ways To Build Confidence In Your Players

2019

3 Daily Habits to Implement This Season

3 things we can learn from the Toronto Raptors

Truth Over Harmony Regarding Off-Season Development

Part 2: 4 ways for Parents to Create a Positive Youth Sport Environment

Part 1: 4 ways for Parents to Create a Positive Youth Sport Environment

2018

Become Your #1 Fan Instead of #1 Critic

Do Coaches Play Favorites

No Complaining Challenge

2017

3 Ways To Maximize Your Season

2 Ways To be Mentally Tough

Why Are the Golden State Warriors So Good?

Energy Giver vs Energy Taker

Development-Excellence-Leadership

Jon Schmidt Shares His Basketball Journey

2016

Are You Struggling With Confidence

5 Qualities of a Great Coach

How to Build Trust With Your Coach

3 Principles to Maximize Off-Season Development

The Most Important Question This Off-Season

What the Warriors & Spurs Have in Common With Youth Sports