Pre game speech

This past week I was talking with a few 3-Point Academy players and they shared something interesting with me. Their coaches are allowing each player on the roster to provide the pre-game speech for the last 9 or 10 games of the season. A great idea!

This brings up an interesting topic, if you were able to give a 5 minute pre game talk to your teammates.

What would you say?

Here’s a good framework to start with.

A:) Remind them of doing their job. Everyone has a role and responsibility, if we maximize our individual jobs – we’ll put ourselves in a position to win the game.

B:) Talk about a few key points that win ball games, specifically the little things; (block out, minimize turnovers, pressure defense)

C.) Be authentic, bring lots of positive energy and remind them of how hard you have worked together, how far you have come and how close you are to accomplishing your team goals.

Here’s a great pre-game talk that can motivate anyone from the movie “miracle”

Please provide a link to your favorite pre game talk if you wish.

On a side note: We are close to announcing our dates and times for AAU registration and tryouts…if you are at all interested in playing for us, feel free to contact me.

Here are a few area’s around the country we will be holding tryouts.

-Pittsburgh, PA

-Cincinnati, OH

-Mesa, Arizona

-Charlotte, NC


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