An Awesome Student
How do you become a professional basketball player? How old should you be when you start to play/practice?
Greetings! I'm Ms. Tipton at the International Community School. My 3rd graders have a few questions and I'd like to share your advice with them. Thanks in advance!
A friend of mine played pro basketball and he started practicing at a young age by joining a youth basketball league that allowed him to travel and play against different people around the country. He went on to play for his school team and many people were again to see him and wanted him to come their school to play. He played everyday, got to meet important people, became a better player and still studied in school. He eventually was drafted and became a professional ball player!
Good Luck! Study hard!
I would also suggest if basketball is your main goal call this your plan A, but always have another interest in case you change your mind. I call this a Plan B. You must have a plan B. Good Luck!!!👍
In order to become a professional basketball player, you have to make sure you're willing to put in a lot of work. It is not going to be easy. There will be days that you don't feel like practicing because you want to hangout with your friends. Your dedication to the game will determine your drive. If you have the drive to practice when you don't feel like it. Playing AAU, and doing well, also helps because you will get exposure to coached outside of your local area. Hope this helps! Good luck to you!
In order to become a professional basketball player you have to practice, practice and practice some more. You should start practicing as soon as you can start dribbling a basket ball.
However, it take a lot more than being good at basketball to be a professional basketball player. You have to be a good reader because you have to be able to read your contract. You also have to be good at math so you can count money.
The 2nd step can be encapsulated in a general idea that applies to any work and for anybody. This point lends to the type of character the child is building along with learning and playing the game of basketball. There is no substitute for doing the work. Use sound fundamentals always and allow your own style to grow out of the fundamentals. Don't focus on looking cute at the expense of fundamentals. As you practice the fundamentals your own particular way of wanting to do the work will manifest itself to you and over time the way you do your moves will organically present themselves. Fundamentals is like a firm foundation which will stand up against adversity.
Better to be in the basketball system, have worthwhile coaches, learn that mistakes help you to grow, build a wholesome character, and work hard. As it is generally understood when a person is prepared and makes the effort the opportunity will come and hopefully with the help of a great support system success will result.
Good luck to you and all of the children you serve!