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Behind the Scenes – The Inside Out

Behind the Scenes – The Inside Out

Thrive3, a leading basketball skills training group, is excited to partner with FastModel Sports to offer our weekly videos series, The Inside Out, on the FMS blog platform and directly to its audience of coaches, trainers and players. The series will provide drills from Thrive3’s player development system used to train top athletes from youth to professional levels. Along with basketball

Better Coaches Mindset: Passion vs Obsession

This is the second post of a #BetterCoaches Mindset series in partnership with HoopGrind, and was originally published on their site here.  Read the first post exploring the Hedgehog Concept here. If you are reading this, there is a strong possibility that basketball is your passion. The purpose of this article is to explain the difference

The Biggest Predictor of Success – The Inside Out

Thrive3, a leading basketball skills training group, is excited to partner with FastModel Sports to offer our weekly videos series, The Inside Out, on its blog platform and directly to its audience of coaches, trainers and players. The series will provide drills from Thrive3’s player development system used to train top athletes from youth to professional levels. Along with basketball training

Better Coaches Mindset: Hedgehog Concept

This is Part 1 of a Better Coaches Mindset Series from Coach Doug Brotherton and our partners at HoopGrind Basketball. It was originally published here. Three years ago, I listened to the audio version of the book, “Good to Great,“ by Jim Collins. One of the concepts that has stuck with me is the Hedgehog Concept. This

Top 10 Coaching Articles of 2017

Anyone else feel like 2017 was a blur? In the coaching business, every year goes fast. As we wrap things up, it’s a great time for reflection. It was a year of strong growth for this blog which makes us very proud. We added some phenomenal contributors to our roster in 2017, so a big thank you

Personal and Career Development for Coaches

This past August, our group held our first Elite Training Camp in Richmond, VA. What follows is some quick hitters from our session on Personal Development. Hope you learn something you can apply to your growth! Personal Development = My Plan to Get Better 4 Truths You Must Understand About Getting a Coaching Job 1)

4 Keys to Developing Mental Toughness

“Mental toughness is having the natural or developed psychological edge that enables you to generally cope better than your opponents with the many demands (competition, training, lifestyle); specifically, be more consistent and better than your opponents in remaining determined, focused, confident, and in control under pressure.”* The late John Wooden once said, “You can’t have

Pregame Visualization Techniques to Improve Performance

Visualization in sports and athletic performance has become more common over the last several decades. Teams and players have been using it to help clear their minds, think positively, review the game and improve performance. Athletes such as Carli Lloyd and Lindsey Vonn, actor Will Smith and even Oprah Winfrey have been known to use

Mindful Leadership: Uncovering Authenticity, Giving Attention and Building Trust

Mindful leadership is leading from the inside out.  It starts with being able to uncover who you actually are so you can authentically lead. This is the only way to build trust.  And, it’s where mindfulness comes into play. With a mindfulness practice, we train our minds to recognize when our attention drifts, and develop

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