Basketball Quotes: Achieve your Goals by Maximizing Your Potential


Dr. Dish Basketball takes pride in providing the highest level of training, throughout the year, for players of all ages. Every coach and trainer knows the importance of winning games during the season and equally understand the importance of training in the off season.

Our team here at Dr. Dish is dedicated to bring coaches and players valuable content, basketball drills, and workouts that will push and strengthen them mentally and physically. Our goal is to develop complete players so that every player has the opportunity to maximize their potential!

Jim Valvano is a man that lived his life to the fullest. Not only was he known for his great coaching, but he was also known for his dedication, motivation and joy for the game of basketball. Coach Valvano had the unique ability to pull out the best in his players and every single one of his players would have run through a wall for him. These two basketball quotes below sum up the mindset and willingness a player must have going into the off-season. To be great you must be willing to do more then even what you think you are capable of. 

"There are 86,400 seconds in a day. It's up to you to decide what to do with them." - Jim Valvano

Athletes tend to value their training time more and more as they get older. Younger players are often times learning the very basics and just learning to love basketball. A player won't really understand the value of training until they hit some type of adversity. When that adversity hits, the reality of not achieving a personal goal becomes a reality and that usually kicks players into full drive. The sooner a player has the desire to take their training to the next level, they will give themselves the opportunity to make their goals a reality and also achieve things they never thought possible. 

jimmy+v-1.jpegUltimately it's the players choice if they want to maximize their full potential. Jim Valvano's quote above sums up, down to seconds, the amount of time you have to train and become the best you can be each day. Sacrifices and tough decisions will be made, but if you put in the time and effort, the results will take care of themselves.

Each person that walks this earth has the opportunity to present and be the best version of themselves each day. High school and college athletes often have bad days at school or are tired from the previous nights practice. Some times the stress of a game or practice may be a deterrent from a player showing what they truly have. The great and most successful players understand that some of these things are out of their control and that they need to focus on what they can control and also continue to work hard everyday!

"How do you go from where you are to where you want to be? I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal, and you have to be willing to work for it." - Jim Valvano

The easiest thing for a player to do is set goals. Almost every basketball player will say their goal is to play varsity basketball, college basketball or play in the NBA/WNBA. That should be one of the goals a player has because thats the ultimate goal for most. The part that is difficult is the planning, purpose, enthusiasm, sacrifice and dedication. The process in reaching a goal takes patience and time. Many players want to go from a 12 year old basketball player to the NBA in a day and thats not how it works. There are many obstacles and smaller goals that must be achieved before achieving that ultimate goal. The most important thing to remember is that in anything you do, you have to work hard and you must be willing to sacrifice more then the person you're competing against!

Dr. Dish Basketball continues to push the envelope when it comes to training and skill development. Be sure to check out how Dr. Dish Skill Builder will help accelerate player development and also subscribe to our YouTube page for great basketball drills and workouts. But most importantly, make sure that you train hard, train smart, and train with a purpose!


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