Preparation drives Potential, Performance & Persistence.
Wikipedia provides the definition as “A crossover dribble is a basketball maneuver in which a player dribbling the ball switches the ball rapidly from one hand to the other, to make a change in direction...The crossover can allow the player an open short jumper or a clear path to the basket.” [‘Crossover Dribble’ Wikipedia]
Regardless of the choice of arena, the killer cross-over is a fighter’s mentality that is born in the craftsmanship of training that gets displayed in the heat of the moments. Creating space between you and your competitors is a indomitable mindset that drives training, practice and finally in game-time. Encouraging our athletes to understand the superficial and deeper meanings is paramount to elevating potential and over-achieving. To greatly sustain successes, we must inherit the killer cross-over’s mindset of the perpetual interplay between
- Potential: significantly increasing the probability that we will be in position to take advantage of opportunities when they arise.
- Performance: effectively utilizing what we’ve built to create our own opportunities.
- Persistence: Developing a relentless, psychomotor drive combined with increased injury resistance.
Every variable that we improve in training, we create a better chance of taking advantage of the opportunities that present themselves under the hot lights. Every variable that we improve in training, we perform better and we will then create our own opportunities. Every variable that we improve in training, we strengthen the connection & control of our emotions and how they can hyper-drive our actions when intensity is turned up high as the opposite is the standard and norm. Every variable that we improve in training we create a more efficient system that not only withstands the rigors of high level, but thrives in harsh environments.
Congratulations to Allen Iverson, Shaquille O’Neal, Yao Ming and others on your Class of 2016 NBA Hall of Fame induction.
[Allen Iverson Ultimate Crossover Compilation](brought to you by House of Hoops)
(by Chris Forsberg, ESPN Staff Writer)