Lately there has been a few articles on the internet explaining the negative side of specialization.

Committing yourself to a particular sport has a huge impact on your success. If you manage your time well, you can succeed at more than one sport. It’s been done before.

It’s important that you are not wasting time. There are so many distractions out there.

Hitting the court and working on your dribbling and shooting is a must. Are you motivated to get out there and work?


Coach Izzo at Michigan State likes to say, “you get what you deserve.”

Think about that quote for a minute.

It’s early August, basketball season is right around the corner. You deserve to make the team? How much time are you putting in? You deserve to start? Again, how much work are you putting in?

NBA players with Team USA are in the gym working. They want to make the team and also want to get better.

College basketball teams are practicing twice a week and some are headed out of the country to play a few exhibition games.

No one should push you or tell you what to do. It’s your choice.

As Doc Rivers said, “you’re entitled to nothing in this game.”

Get to work.

-Coach Finamore



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