Tuesday, December 17, 2013

You Have No Idea

Atleast 5 times a day I hear," I'm ready to go to the states. Can you get me a scholarship?" And the first question I ask is, "How good are you, for real?". The answer is always the same. But truth be told, most of the kids who come up to me or call me and ask me to get them a scholarship have no idea. They have no idea how much talent is out there. They have no idea how many young players from every place on the planet are trying to get the same thing they are. They have no idea how hard the next guy is working. They have no idea what it takes. They have no idea of the commitment, sacrifice and desire that is required to put yourself in a position to get someone to pay you to come to their school to play ball. IPRB introduces Frank Ferrari. A Class of 2014 PG from the Bay Area. Frank is not going to Kansas, Kentucky or Syracuse next year. He isn't a high major, top 100 player but he is probably better then you! Take a look and watch him workout and then ask yourself if you are truly ready. Shift Team, Be Elite and Frank Ferrari putting in work!


The 10,000 Hour Theory

We are all about telling other people's story and getting the word out to young players. The Shift Team gang out of the Bay Area is all about training and teaching the old fashion way. No gimmicks, no props just get in the gym and work. Devin Williams and the Wong brothers show what putting in work is all about. They are testing the theory that in order to master anything in life you must commit to putting in 10,000 hours of work. So, from playing the piano, to learning a second language to becoming an elite basketball player if you put in the time you can master anything in life. 10,000 Hours, Episode 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEtpH6ZEPOc

Team Chemistry With Dr. Joe "Radar" Carr And The University of Akron

Dr. Joe 'Radar" Carr is a special, special guy. He has been helping players and coaches at every level of the game for the last 30 years. He is a sports psychologist by training. He has worked with Lebron, Melo and host of other NBA players and teams. We like to call him the "Coach's Coach". University of Akron Head Coach, Keith Dambrot started recruiting and signing players from Puerto Rico in 2010 with Alex Abreu. For those who wondered why two of the top guards from Puerto Rico signed with Akron the clip below should provide some clarity.