Don't Miss a Word of this Short Audio Snippet Where Don Kelbick Explains the Key to Developing Basketball Players and How to Avoid a VERY Common Mistake That Actually Deteriorates Player Skills!!!
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Don Kelbick Workouts (2 min, 21 secs)
Don: I think this is one of the reasons why the U.S. has come under criticism, because their level of play and fundamentals and their - and the skill level of players in the United States is starting to lag behind the rest of the world because the rest of the world, they practice two or three times as much as they play.
Here we hardly ever practice. We just always play, play, play, play, play, play, play. And players never get a chance to practice and improve on the things they need to improve on.
Joe: I know I've seen on other websites and articles where they actually say that fundamentals can actually deteriorate during the season.
Don: Absolutely, they certainly do because fundamentals - just like anything else. Just like any other skill; you get better the more you use it, and the less you use it the worse you get. It's one of the seven fundamentals of learning called disuse. In addition to which if you're playing in a game, and you might play for two hours, the entire two hours you may touch the ball for four or five minutes in two hours, and in half that time you're just gonna pass it to somebody else. Probably of the other half probably 60 to 70 percent of that is gonna be doing stuff you shouldn't be doing anyway, and it doesn't leave you with a whole lot of time leftover.
If you wanna improve at a skill the key is repetition - repetition, repetition, repetition. And unless you're gonna piss everybody off by going into a game and shooting 300 times during the course of a game you're not gonna get any better. I mean, our workouts typically involve makes. We count makes, and when I work with Raja Bell, when I work with Bruce Bowen, when I work with Rasul Butler is at a whole different level. Normally, we try and go between 400 and 500 makes. Rasul tries to get between 500 and 700 makes, and just -
Joe: Wow! Is that like an hour long? Is that what the workout is?
Don: Usually we go hour and 15, hour and 20 minutes.What do you think about the points Don makes in the audio? Please leave your thoughts and opinion below...