Multi-sport athletes - Keeping your edge

For athletes that play multiple sports, it is important to not lose your edge on the basketball court.

Football has kicked off at about every level now with baseball still going on for many. From volleyball to soccer, there are a lot of different sports for athletes to choose from, especially at the prep level on down. Many of the best athletes distribute their talents over several of these sports, which is great, but also presents new challenges.

Time spent on other sports is time spent focusing your attention on things besides basketball. Again, this is certainly okay as there are plenty of things in life already more important than hooping such as family, education, and so forth.

Once it is time to focus on basketball again though, you do not want to have fallen behind your teammates let alone your competition.

When you are caught up with other sports, time management becomes crucial. The sport season that you are engaged in likely needs to be the priority (once homework is done). Being coach-able, a good teammate, and a successful athlete in whichever sport has your attention needs to remain at the forefront as an athlete. However, don't forget about the greatest sport in the world: basketball.

The great players show how much they want to play during the offseason - when it’s hot, when it’s tough, and when no one’s watching.
— Tony Alfonso

Even if you are messing around in the driveway dribbling, getting shots up, or playing pick-up games with friends, you are staying more sharp than you would otherwise. Just remember to keep learned skills such as shooting form on the front of your mind. The offseason is the easiest time to get lax on fundamentals and form bad habits.

One of the best things that you can do is use a block of free time on focused, intense training. You probably see where this is going, but a workout session like those offered by The Basketball Movement is perfect for blocking out other things from your mind so you can just focus on basketball.

Even smack in the middle of softball season, track season, what have you, you can still find a few hours. A few hours, especially over a few days, of concentrated basketball training can keep your skills sharp and serve as reminders of what it takes to stay at the top of your game.

Anytime you can have a basketball in your hands is helpful. To really get the most out of your basketball offseason, contact The Basketball Movement. Coach Rob and his staff are the perfect team to make sure that you are staying at the top of your game, even if you are playing other sports as well. Hit us up!