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Politically incorrect, The 411 is our daily column on Arizona Prep Sports! It might not be what you want to hear, but get over it cause it's coming at you.

 

1.22.03

Exciting news! The Phoenix open begins Thursday, and I will be bringing you the "behind the scenes" coverage. Like "Celebrity Watch", what the real personalities of these Pro Golfers are really like, exciting happenings in the crowd, and whom losses control at the Birds Nest! One of many perks when the wife works at the TPC! By the way, yes we received many passes, and no, you can't have one. If ya wanna checkout Mrs. Coach T she is in the program! She looks like this:

     <===    Mrs. Coach T

PrepAZ.com:

As you can see, many new features have been added on the left menu bar including Scores (which we will posted every night beginning this Friday). Submit a score & submit highlights link (so if we missed one, or you have some great game highlights you want us to post on the front page send em over. Plus a few others I'll let ya find.

Ashley Prince: The Highland Sr. just came off minor injuries from a car accident, and lit up for 25 the other night! Is this the year for a State Championship?

Scottsdale Christian: Beats the #1 Valley Christian, then falls hard. Rodgers & co. will be back.

Valley Christian: Losses to SCA, and like the Captain said in the movie "Tora Tora Tora". "We have awoken a sleeping giant". Only he said it in Japanese! Valley won't lose another game all year!

T-bird girls: Much said about the 104pt. performance. I say, congrats!

Lebron James: To much said.

Brett Collins: Best player in Arizona.

Jon Simon: Will be a DI PG, and all this talk over nobody recruiting him will end in March.

SoAZ: Unbelievable fans coming in droves to "Crash The Boards" thanks to our excellent writers "JustDad" and "DaCook" leading the way!

John Daly: Great show he puts on in the Open, and will be sure to bring you any tidbits regarding this cult hero!

Well, with that I am off to la la land and home of the rich and famous. The Village at Gainey Ranch.

Coach T

1.12.03

The goal of most high school athletes is to play at the NCAA Division I level. Most think it is a simple transition from the prep level, but in fact it is the toughest challenge these athletes have faced in their young lives. Case in point, so many transfers back home to a smaller school, or their careers never materialize into their expectations.

Basketball, in this transition is the most important aspect for them, but it turns out that hoops becomes one of many stumbling blocks in their college careers. The distance between family, time management, stress, school pressure, competition on the court, money, personality conflicts, girlfriends, roommates etc…

So ya wanna play DI ball? Good luck, because if your lucky enough (and it is luck) to land a scholie, your uphill battle has just begun!

It always amuses me to hear players or parents saying, "my kid can play at that level, I go to an ASU game, or watch on TV and I know my son can play out there"! Well let me give you a look at what it really is like, and most importantly what it will take to succeed at that level.

I will breakdown the traits into 3 categories:

  • Mental Toughness
  • Athleticism
  • Basketball Skill

But first let me give you a sample schedule of a DI player in a College Basketball Program:

Sunday:

Usually this day is used for study table and the weight room. Team functions & practice, as well when schedule dictates.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

6:00am Wakeup

6:30am Training table (Breakfast)

7:am - 11:am Classes

11:am-12 noon Individual work with coaches

12:15 Lunch

12:45 Video breakdown with coaches

1-3pm. Classes

3:15pm Training room to get taped

3:30pm Practice

6:30pm Training room Ice/treat injuries

7:00pm Training Table

7:30pm Study Table

9:30pm either watch film of team meeting

10:00pm Study

11:00pm Bed.

Tuesday, Thursday

6:00am Wakeup

6:30am Training table (Breakfast)

7:am-8: 45 Weight Room

9:am - 11:am Classes

11:am-12 noon Individual work with coaches

12:15 Lunch

12:45 Video breakdown with coaches

1-3pm. Classes

3:15pm Training room to get taped

3:30pm Practice

6:30pm Training room Ice/treat injuries

7:00pm Training Table

7:30pm Study Table

9:30pm either watch film of team meeting

10:00pm Study

11:00pm Bed.

Saturday, If non-game day

7:am Training Table

8:am Training room. Tape

8:30am Practice

11:30 Training room

12noon Training table

1:pm Study Table

3:pm off time

6pm. Training table

7:pm off time


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