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Why does SSB support athletes playing multiple sports?

At Split Second, we are pumped when we find young athletes who love basketball as much as we do and want to focus on it and push themselves to improve. We have different pathways (Skills Training camps, Leagues, Cobra teams, PEAK training) to accommodate players of various skill and commitment levels…from beginners right up to the most dedicated and serious high school seniors.

However, we also support our young athletes playing other sports because it is the RIGHT thing for them and has numerous long term benefits. 

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To 17 year old Eric

Congratulations! Today is the start of your senior year of high school basketball. I’m writing you from a few decades future (27 years to be precise), and while I don’t want to ruin all the surprises coming for you, I’d like put a few things in perspective to help you on your way.

Being your senior year, you are going to feel a pressure that comes from thinking this might be the end of your basketball journey. It turns out that this is just the beginning…but you probably wouldn’t even believe me if I told you what comes later, so I won’t go into that.

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Feeling stuck and disappointed might be the best thing that ever happens to you

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I got an email from a player named Mike last week that basically said “I’m soooo frustrated that I’m thinking of quitting bball. I feel like no matter how much I train I just never improve that much. Help!”

Here’s the response I wrote to Mike. It’s worth reading because the feelings that Mike is expressing are something we all go through at some point in our career and something we need to learn how to manage.

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