Most people think basketball is about getting a physical advantage over the competition, but I don’t agree.
I’d rather have the ability to make smart decisions on the pitch than being physically strong with terrible decision-making skills.
The power of decisions
Every time you step onto the basketball court you will have to make decisions. Your performance on the basketball court will be determined by the decisions you make.
Not only do you have to make smart decisions, but you also have to take them quickly and you can’t dwell on a decision once it’s made.
You have to be able to react to the defense and you have to be able to force the attack to return the ball.
Smart decision making is the key to winning basketball games. This is why coaches are needed in organized basketball teams. In most cases, a basketball coach has an extremely high basketball IQ and he / she has the ability to make the right decisions under pressure.
Decision-making vs athletics
How is it possible that a non-athletic basketball player can outperform an extremely athletic basketball player?
It all comes down to decision making.
The best player will always be the one who understands basketball better and who knows how to make the best use of his God-given talents.
It doesn’t matter if you are 6’6 and have a 50 inch vertical. If you don’t have the ability to make smart decisions on the basketball court, your game will suffer.
Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash, Andre Miller, Zach Randolph are examples of NBA players who excel despite their lack of athleticism. These guys are proof that decision making is crucial to high performance in the game of basketball.
How to make better decisions on the basketball court
If you want to make better decisions on the basketball court, you have to play more basketball. Pay attention to situations where you make bad decisions and deal with them during your downtime.
If you find yourself flipping the ball every time you drive on the left, you probably need to develop your left hand dribbling and scoring ability.
Learn from your mistakes (trial and error). Your workouts are the best time to try different things and learn what works and what doesn’t. Leave your bad decisions for practice, so when it’s game time, you can be confident in your decision making.
Learn from the professionals. If you want to start making better decisions, watch videos of the world’s best players. Analyze what the pros are doing on the basketball court and start doing the same.
Source by Travon Morgan