Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Play Against Older Players

There is no quicker way to get better faster than to compete against older players. Older players who are stronger than you, faster than you, and better skilled. You will learn a great deal playing against them.

Play up, like this kid:

You may think you’re good against your friends or at the local YMCA, but at some point if you want to play in college, you’ll be playing against the best ballers in the country. You need to find talent to play against to start preparing for the bigger, faster, stronger opponents you’ll find in college. Like we discussed earlier, you want to be doing basketball activities that make you better, faster than your competition. There’s no better way to do that than play against older players.

Don’t be afraid to ask to play against kids, 2,3,4 years older than you. What’s the worst that could happen? They don’t ask you to play again. No biggie, no worries. Even try to match up against the grey haired old guys at the local rec. I guarantee they’ll play tough and might teach you something.

Find this old guy to play against:

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