Has it always been your dream for your basketball team to be famous and remembered in your town? Well, who wouldn’t want to have a team that is known in all corners of the town? It is every team’s dream to leave a mark in the crowd whether they win or not. It’s about a myriad of little things that turn out to be really big things by the time the season is over. But more than just winning the trophy, there are also other ways for people to remember you and your team and here’s how:
Teach your players to play with confidence
Playing with mental errors often kills the player. Let them play intelligent and they will realize that playing together will always make them win.
Make Them Feel Special
There are plenty of ways to show your team that they are important and special and one is to come up with a great team banner. Basketball banners and flags will not only decorate the court but it will give the players the impression that they are being supported wholeheartedly. A player who is supported will be inspired to play and give their best.
Practice with a purpose
Show up early to everything, pay attention to scouting reports and out execute opponents in games. It is important that aside from telling them what to do, you also show how to do it. They will follow your action more that your words. If you show them the importance of punctuality, it will become their habit to show up on time. (more…)
Grant Scott Fuhr was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on September 28th, 1962, raised in a small town just outside of Edmonton, called Spruce Grove.At the young age of 4, he received his first pair of skates from his adoptive parents Betty and Robert Fuhr. His father encouraged him in sports and allowed him to make a makeshift arena in the basement of their home. Growing up he idolized NHL Player Glenn Hall and announced at the age of 7 he would be playing in the NHL.
Grant Fuhr played hockey on an outdoor ice rink, which coincidentally was just in front of his school at Spruce Grove Composite High, allowing him endless hours of practice.
During his school years, he would walk to his family home after school with his hockey buddies, where they would sit for hours, making molds of each other’s faces out of Paper Mache. The kids would bake their molds, paint them with all sorts of designs and then use them as a goalie mask. Of course, the masks would not protect them behind the speed of a puck, but as kids, they would go outside to play street hockey, with a ball for hours on end.
While today we recognize Grant Fuhr’ talents in professional hockey, what was not known, was his profound talent in both baseball and hockey. As a young boy, he would throw on his hockey pads and play goalie with the neighbouring kids, but as soon as summer hit, he was out the door playing baseball.
Grant Fuhr continued to play both Hockey and Baseball, until the time came, that scouts from both sports were becoming increasingly persistent and made serious offers to acquire him. He made his choice to push forward as a goaltender in hockey and history was about to change forever. (more…)