The school season is in the rearview, March Madness has come and gone, and now the end of the school year is upon us, which means summer is right around the corner. If you haven’t already been starting your off-season workouts or playing AAU, you are behind the ball. But, it’s not too late to improve your skills and become the player you want to be for next season. That is what summer is for. It’s true that summer is for having fun, taking vacations, and spending time with friends and relaxing by the pool. However, it is also the perfect time to separate yourself from the player you were last year as well as separating yourself apart from your teammates. The goal of the summer is to improve upon all aspects of your game including ball-handling, shot making, finishing skills, passing and court vision, etc.
Serious basketball players should strive to have a weekly routine of weightlifting and workouts at least 3-4 times a week. There is no excuse not to be in the gym or at some outdoor court working on your game. Playing 1 on 1 has its benefits but focus more on drills and skill work. Improve on your weaknesses and enhance your strengths. If you come back next year as the same one or two dimensional player you have wasted your summer. Don’t be that teammate!