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Focus
Concentration
See the Court – Awareness
Quick recovery following mistakes
Keeping Positive
Ability to relax between plays
Ability to relax during play (position specific)
Ability to keep focused after a score
Confidence in Self
Confidence in Unit
Confidence in Team
Reaction to being pulled from lineup
Reaction to a bad call referee
Reaction to a coaching error
Ready, Read, React, Recover, Reposition
Analyze and Forget Mistakes
Ability to Refocus on the Target – “What’s important Now?”
Emotional Control
Foul – Justified
Foul – Questionable
Foul – Attributable to your poor emotional control
Reaction time from inbound play
Reaction time from shot to rebound
1 (clueless) to 10 (mastery)
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Staying in control on defense
Staying in control bringing the ball down
Staying in control on the inbounds pass
Staying in control covering the inbounds pass
Willingness to take a charge
Body control taking a charge (awareness of protecting yourself)
Making your opponent pay
Being in control of your Body (quick shifts in direction – target area focus defensively)
Fear Factor ‘Taking a hit’
1 (clueless) to 10 (mastery)
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Focus on Breathing
Centering yourself
Taking inventory – who is on the line where? (preparation to block out)
Use of Time to Establish Control – (over yourself)
Use of Time to Establish Control (game situation)
Reset after the shot (2 point foul)
Reset after the shot (3 point foul)
1 (clueless) to 10 (mastery)
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Ability to relax – generally
Resting
Goal setting
Shifting negative thought patterns – self-talk
Use of affirmations – self-talk
Managing pre-competition arousal
Productive focus for arousal “on the court”
Use of Imagery to “visualize” proper execution and performance
Stretching & Strength Training
Team focus – total offensive effort – assist awareness
Team focus – total defensive effort – direct & indirect
Physicality – Appropriate & Productive
Physicality – Inappropriate penalty triggers
Ability to develop good defensive habits amongst teammates
Ability to develop good offensive habits amongst teammates
Full effort, every time, every play
1 (clueless) to 10 (mastery)