Just getting back into theLLaBB after a really rewarding week at Point Guard College‘s ‘College Session’. It’s difficult to put into words how uplifting the session was for me, but there was a synergy that took place during the session that was palatable.
Our College Session provides a pretty unique experience where collegiate basketball players have the opportunity to train and compete together five days. There aren’t many places out there in North America where a high level collegiate NCAA athlete can go and train with like- or greater-minded athletes.
Now in it’s second year, we’re very appreciative that programs such as UNC, UCONN, Michigan State, Michigan, UCLA, Boston, Harvard, Virginia, and Georgia Tech (to name some); entrusted us with their players.
Basketball is a sport that involves the subtle interweaving of players at full speed to the point where they are thinking and moving as one. To do that successfully, they need to trust each other on a deep level and know instinctively how their teammates will respond in pressure situations. A great player can only do so much on his own – no matter how breathtaking his one-on-one moves. If he is out of sync psychologically with everyone else, the team will never achieve the harmony needed to win a championship.
Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the “me” for the “we”.