Friday, December 15, 2006

Motivational Quote

"People with goals succeed because they know where they are going... It's as simple as that." — Earl Nightingale


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Thursday, December 14, 2006

How to Prepare Yourself to Receive an Athletic Scholarship (Academically)

Preparing yourself to receive a scholarship is not hard, yet it requires a little work. It’s always easier to be prepared for the opportunity than having to rush when the opportunity occurs. When a college coach calls, the first thing they want to know is your academic status. Present yourself as an organized person who handles their business by having that information already together to provide to them. Below is how you can accomplish this.

1. Find out what core courses are required for your graduating class.

2. Register and take ACT test.

3. Meet with Guidance Counselor.
-Audit core courses you have taken and need to take
-Determine your current gpa of core courses

4. Evaluate what score you need to make on ACT in comparison to your core courses gpa. Reference:

5. Register for NCAA Clearinghouse.

When to start working on these steps? Well, I will tell you when not to start---Your Senior Year. At that time, it may be too late. You want to position yourself to accept a scholarship from a school you actually want to attend.

A lot of this information is available in the Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete. If you would like a copy, email me at

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Extra Effort Wins II

I recently wrote about my cousin, Alliesha Easley, at Ole Miss.

==>See Extra Effort Wins

Here is an update:

SEC Freshman of the Week
Alliesha Easley, Ole MissGuard * Cordova, Tenn.

  • Easley led Ole Miss in scoring with 15 points in the Rebels' 65-48 win over Penn State.
  • It marked the second time this season Easley was the leading scorer for Ole Miss.
  • Easley scored in double figures for the third-straight game and the fifth time in nine games this year.
  • She went 6-of-14 with a perfect 2-for-2 from the charity stripe.
  • She drew three charges in the game, to go along with her two steals as the Ole Miss defense allowed only four Penn State points through the first nine minutes of the game.
  • Also added two rebounds and two assists to her tally.

Are You Really There!!

I have been coaching for several years. During this time, I have run across several athletes with the "I am a Great Basketball Player and You can not Teach Me Anything" attitude. It shocked me at first. Then it made me feel sorry for the individuals. In basketball and in life, the individual that stops learning, stops growing, and then stops excelling.

Don't sell yourself short. Just because you are leading your team in scoring. Your name is in the paper and everyone is talking about you. There is something that you can improve and take your game to another level.

I attended a game over the weekend. The final score of the game was 102-23. Someone in the stands made a comment about the winning team. "They're great shooters but they are not smart." I heard that a top college program would not recruit our area players because she believed they were great athletes but did not have the basketball fundamentals nor knowledge of the game.

Those two statements is the reason I am so passionate about training girls in basketball. I want to help you understand the game and excel at it. What are you waiting on?




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Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Motivational Quote

"Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success."
— Denis Waitley


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Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Who is Your Role Model?

I consider Role Models to be individuals who influence your life in a positive way. They can be someone in a certain occupation that you are interested in. They can be someone in a certain sport you like. They can be a teacher in your favorite subject. They're available for you to ask questions, talk to, learn from and hang out with. If it was not for the Role Models in my life, I would not have experienced playing collegiate basketball nor living in Colorado.


I consider myself to be a Role Model. I love helping others especially if it involves basketball. If you have questions about improving your performance on the court, the requirements to play collegiate basketball, or whatever.. Send me an email at


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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Just Patosha

For those that truly know me, they know that I have a passion for helping young ladies achieve greatness when it comes to basketball. I have been addicted to this game for as long as I can remember. I remember when I would get up early Saturday morning and go get my hair done. Then by the afternoon I'm on the court sweating my hair out. Playing at noon in 90 degree heat was nothing.

In junior high and high school, I achieved greatness as an individual. I was MVP 6 years in a row. Lead the teams in scoring, steals and assists. Yet when I got to college, I wasn't the STAR anymore. You see all the extra work I did during those days helped me dominate in junior high and high school. I would shoot free throws, jump shots, and 3 pointers for hours. I would work on my cross over relentlessly. BUT, that wasn't enough for the collegiate level.

That's were my passion comes in to help others. See when I got to college, I wasn't prepared. I couldn't make a left hand layup.---I learned that first week of practice.--- I didn't know what triple threat was. What stepping with the inside foot meant. Or what strength conditioning was. If I would of known someone with that knowlege and they would of taught it to me, my college career would of been quite different as an individual.

However, I know those things now and more.. And I am available to teach it to others who are hungry and passionate about improving their performance and knowledge of the game.


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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Extra Effort Wins

Over the weekend, I traveled to Ole Miss to watch my cousin, Alliesha Easley, play . By the second game of the season, she cracked the starting lineup, which is unheard of for a freshman in the SEC conference. You have to be a special player to crack the starting lineup as a freshman. And believe me, she is! Within the last two games, she has had a 24 and 13 point game. She plays under composure and with ease.

Now what makes her so special? How is she accomplishing these things so early in her career? First of all, it helped that Alliesha came from a high school program that had a practice routine comparable to college programs.

By the way, check back to find out who has the only summer basketball program that has a practice routine comparable to top college programs.

However, it is what she did away from the team that puts her at the top. Whenever she was not at school practicing, she was at home practicing or at a gym working out. No matter what day it was, she would be in a gym. And it is paying off now.

Are you practicing outside of team practice? At home or at a gym? Tell me about it. Email me at

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Hello and Welcome to the Girls Basketball Trainer blog!!!

Hello and Welcome to the Girls Basketball Trainer blog. Save this page as it will be updated regularly.

Here you will find incredible information on increasing your skills and knowledge as a basketball player.