"I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but by how high he bounces when he hits bottom."General George S. Patton This is a matter of mind. Team's core players were the same guys battling mental blocks last year. This year - there is only hard work, hard games and pushing. Team … Continue reading BC Hellenen München u16-3m: Mid-Season
After u14 Hellgirls game against TSV Wasserburg on 8th of December, 2018.Team defended Hellenendome with Endscore of 65 to 64. People look for the shortcut. The hack. And if you came here looking for that: You won't find it.The shortcut is a lie. The hack doesn't get you there.[..]There is only hard work, late nights, early … Continue reading BC Hellenen München u14w: Mid-Season
"Most of us aren’t defeated in one decisive battle. We are defeated one tiny, seemingly insignificant surrender at a time that chips away at who we should really be." - Jocko Willink How can I help? This is the question that got me here. Well that and advice of my Coach from BC Herren 2. … Continue reading BC Hellenen München u16w: Mid-Season
-And what happened? - Life. /My Blueberry Nights Day 2 Beep-beep-beep. Should I smash it? Nah. Five more. Beep-beep. A'ight, let's roll. Naked feet hit the ground. Morning to myself, everyone else is sleeping. Except some people outside. There is always someone awake before me in Klagenfurt. Norm. Take a sip of water. Two, three … Continue reading United World Games in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee(AT) Part 3 of 3.
There are times when you do your best and yet end up losing anyway. This can become a very frustrating experience if faced for a longer period of time. If I did not know better - I would have given up long time ago, but that much I have learned: if you keep practicing withing … Continue reading “The Art of Persistance” or preparation for Round 2
"To run fast and shoot fast doesn't matter anything. Mind over everything." /Pēteris Višņēvics (Basketball Coach) Another game down, another loss, another lesson learned. We went down with 60 to 34. Opponents had a strong roster and advantage of the home court. One big guy my size (for that age - quite impressive!) and … Continue reading BCH U16-2 game against Höhenkirchen 1
Today one of my players sent me an observation of himself. He has observed that there are more athletic players at his age than he is. They seem to have played basketball longer than him. Bare in mind that this is U16 player. Now, while it is good to observe yourself and know where you … Continue reading Compete with yourself
Mental struggle continues. After our first game against Ottobrunn it seemed as good Season start for my boys, but unfortunately at second game in Holzkirchen Team got mental block. Since then we are struggling against every other team that comes before us. Mentally. Also in this game where struggled the whole game and then … Continue reading BCH U16-2 game against Haar 2
"Don't be upset about the results you got with the work you didn't do." /Unknown This pretty much sums up the game of today. We went in with confidence, too much of it and came out crushed. Focus had went to sleep, courage ran off and heart seemed to have stopped to beat. There … Continue reading BCH U16-2, game against Holzkirchen
"Put down your phone, look at the skyline." /M. Diaz A true reminder. Everything happens in there - communication with family, friends and colleagues. E-Mails, WhatsApps, Facebooks, Instas. Games, texts, books and articles. Everything you can imagine. This is something I lived through once. A book I recently read reminded me of that. Well, that … Continue reading Just a tool. Or is it?