Virtual Mental Strength Training by Basketball Basics Ages 12-18

Dates:November 16, 2020
Meets:M from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location:Virtual Learning
Instructor:Jim McGannon
Fee: $105.00  Fee Breakdown

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Course Description

Players and programs will take an assessment that measures strengths and weaknesses in the following categories: Confidence, Failure/Success, Commitment, Attitude. Coach McGannon and the player will then connect via Zoom or FaceTime on an agreed upon time. Then an honest discussion/dialogue begins. Players and teams must know there is no judgement in this analysis, but a clear eyed understanding of how and why players think poorly in any number of competitive situations. Mental strength training principles and actual tools for handling weaknesses in each category will be shared. EXAMPLE: Players who score low in handing failure or poor play often struggle with getting past these failures quickly and effectively. This inability to handle poor play often affects their play going forward, even in the same game or competition. Basics mental strength training will provide tools to help these players/programs in situations like this, and many others. Please note this is for one session and time is agreed upon between participant and Coach McGannon. Times and days are flexible. Dates and times given on course description are just examples. Coach Jim McGannon, the founder of Basics Sports, does all mental strength training sessions. Basics was founded in 2006 and has over 100 program graduates at the college level, including 12 at D1 and has been a primary trainer for 3 Associated Press Michigan High School Players of the Year. Coach McGannon played professional golf for 5 years and attended the PGA Tour qualifying event (then known as the "Q-School") twice. He played in over 50 professional events. The mental toughness, tenacity, the handling of failure, the inner vice, issues of commitment, attitude, fear, anxiety and many other issues are woven into an assessment each player will take. The results of that assessment generate a conversation with Coach McGannon, where well know principles of mental strength are discussed. If the player is honest in the assessment, progress in competitive toughness and understanding how to handle the "roller coaster" of athletics is almost universally made.