Originally posted by Alan Stein on his Hardwood Hustle Blog (re-posted with permission)

Something to share with your players. and to think about as you plan your season.

I have also included some links to other articles that Alan has written at the end of this post

It doesn’t matter how athletic a player is, if they aren’t skilled, they won’t be very good.

It doesn’t matter how athletic or skilled a player is, if they have a low I.Q., they won’t be very good.

It doesn’t matter how athletic, skilled or smart a player is, if they have no heart, they won’t be very good.

The only way you can build this pyramid successfully, and so it will last, is brick by brick.

Every rep of every set of every workout is another ‘brick.’

How many bricks will you add today?

Get better. FASTER.

Alan Stein
Hardwood Hustle Blog
http://www.About.me/AlanStein

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