Tony Hobbs

Stop Sabotaging Your Game

July 17, 2017

I’m sure you have heard the expression, “You’re thinking too much.”

In my experience this is a strong phrase when it comes to the skills and confidence you desire when playing. What we choose to focus on is likely to occur.  Many of our trainees have heard me preach about the value of visualization and it’s direct relationship to increasing game skills, mental preparation and correcting bad habits. Each summer we see players struggling with how to use various visualization techniques to help their game, so I thought now would be a good time to discuss the issue.

The idea of visualization is not new. All of your top sports athletes and CEO’s do it on a daily basis. When you’re playing basketball you need to understand the power of visualizing what you want to achieve and where you want to go. As a result, visualization techniques have become a popular, simple, and effective method for manifesting what you want to occur on and off the basketball court.

Many goals on the court can be achieved through visualization, and it’s a relatively easy to do. All you need to do is regularly imagine yourself having success in various game situations and drills. And you can get rid of the pesky, negative thoughts that invade all of our minds by replacing them with successful visions.

If you’re not careful, playing basketball can add negativity to your life because of the people you’re around. As a player the more detailed you make your visualization, the more powerful YOUR response on the court.

I hope you will find these tips on visualization helpful and that you’ll try them. If you apply these ideas, I’m confident you’ll be pleased with the results. I also feel confident you’ll find your way on to bring happiness, hard work, energy and other positive forecasts helpful in bringing you the success you want and deserve in basketball.


Cynthia F. Guillory

Tony Hobbs

Basketball player development instructor with a passion to help improve your basketball training method and game intelligence.

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