You have two choices; either you get rid of your weaknesses, or you don’t show them.
Don’t allow the coach to notice any flaws in your game, and if you can’t help it, make sure you do whatever you can to make up for it.
For example, if you’re a good at finishing with your right hand, but you have a hard time finishing with your left, you should be practicing for hours every day until you can finish with both hands.
If you don’t have enough time to get rid of your weakness, make sure you show off your strengths in order to prevent the coach from noticing your weakness.
Make sure you can do all the basics (layups with both hands, dribble with both hands under pressure, play defense, and play team basketball.)
Master A Skill (Your Strengths)
If you want to guarantee a spot on the basketball team, you need to be a necessity to your coach.
Master one skill and make sure you show it off during tryouts and practice.
Everybody has a skill that they’re naturally talented at. If you don’t have a natural talent, you need to develop a skill that will set you apart from everybody else. Whatever skill you decide to develop, make sure you master that skill.
Find out what type of players the coach likes, and become one of the top players in that niche.
Your niche is simply a specific aspect of the game of basketball that you excel at.
Examples from the NBA:
- Stephen Curry = Lights Out Shooter
- Rajon Rondo = Excellent ball handler and passer
- Carmelo Anthony= Excellent shooter, and all-around scorer
- Dwight Howard = Excellent shot-blocker, rebounder, and low post scorer
Train Like A Basketball Elite
Do you want to get rid of your weaknesses and develop your own niche?
Stop training like everybody else. In order to be the best, you have to do what nobody else is doing.
You need to give yourself the edge. No, I’m not talking about drugs, I’m talking about training like the Basketball Elite. Turn your weaknesses into strengths, and make your strengths even stronger.