At GRIT Basketball, we teach the most efficient mechanics of shooting, finishing, footwork, ball handling, moves, deception, and the execution of skills in game situations. We don’t stop there, what you learn from our coaches will transform how you approach and look at the game of basketball. We make sure our players know when, where and how to use and execute skills in game situations and to understand the value of hard work, perseverance, being mentally tough and the importance of having a great attitude.
We focus on five steps to help connect the skills we teach to the game: 1. Understanding Technique through film and demonstration, 2. Executing of skills slow motion and at game speed, 3. Against pressure, and finally 4. Within game situations. The 5th and final step is performing the skills in an actual game with the understanding and mentality needed to consistently impact the game. In all stages of development, we discuss and practice the mental approach to peak performance and game success.
Learning the mechanics of shooting a basketball properly is only one step in becoming a great shooter, especially in a game situation. Shooting hundreds of outside shots with a passer is great but can you do it at game speed? Under pressure? In practice? In a game? If not, what’s holding you back?
To make shots in a high-pressure game situation, you have to constantly improve your overall shooting mechanics, understand how to turn newly acquired mechanics into habits, practice executing in game situations, at game speed, against defenders and then the most important part, perform to your highest potential in a game. We believe the foundation of this growth and development is having a high attack rate and an “Attack First” mindset. It starts with a foundational understanding of shooting mechanics and that’s where we come in!
5 Step Methodology
|1. Technique and mental approach
Whether you’re working on your outside shot using the Pro shot shooting system, or a floater in the lane, or the Euro-step in transition, proper mechanics and mental focus is a must. Both your mental and physical game need to be practiced. We’ll show you how.
|2. At Game Speed
Shooting, dribbling, and other skills do you no good if you can’t do them at game speed. But you also shouldn’t practice at game speed until you have the mechanics correct. And that’s where GRIT Basketball comes in!
|3. Against Pressure Defense
You excel at all the drills, flawless in your execution. Put an intense defender on you and how do you do? If you don’t practice against pressure, you won’t be able to perform against pressure.
|4. In Game Situations
Now that your shooting technique is almost flawless and you’ve practiced and performed well at game speed against pressure, you have to know when and where to use what you’ve learned. We not only demonstrate the techniques, we show you when to use them. In a game, not in a gym.
|5. GAME READY! Attack first mentality!
The key to positively impacting a game’s outcome is having a HIGH ATTACK RATE as an individual and as a team. Why put in the hours working on shooting techniques, at game speed, against pressure and in game situations if you only do it in practice?
And to achieve a high attack rate, you must have an “attack first” mentality. At GRIT Basketball, our ultimate goal is to prepare you both physically and mentally so you are Game Ready and have the confidence to do what you’ve learned where it counts… in a game!
Read more about “Attack First” mentality here.