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Wethers Elite Q & A

What Are Your Goals?

There are many levels of playing the game of basketball. Recreation, church leagues, middle school, high school, college, and then there’s the professional level. As a basketball player you have to ask yourself these questions – Which level are you at right now? And which level do you want to get to? 

What Are You Willing To Do?

How hard are you willing to work, and what basketball training will you do? Being a highly skilled basketball player will depend on how much drive you have inside you, how many sacrifices you are willing to make, and how much time and dedication you are willing to put into improving your game. 

Understanding The Elements.

I am assuming that if you are reading this, you want to be a successful basketball player and you want to work hard. First, you must understand all the elements needed to help you succeed. 

Attitude / Mental Game.

Attitude is “everything” (I know you’ve heard that one before, but it’s true). If you have a negative attitude, or you can’t get along with other players or the coaches, or you are always complaining about the refs, etc. You will have to change or you most likely won’t get the chance to play at the next level. 


Ball Handling.

Do you have good “ball handling / dribbling” skills? Ball handling is needed for every player and every position on the court. Having good ball handling skills takes a player to a whole new level of playing the game of basketball. Good ball handling skills allows a player to “see the floor” to find open players, open lanes to drive, the ability to drive and score, and to see defensive schemes (traps, etc). 

Players That Are Teachable.

A player must be “teachable” and must be able to “listen” to the coaches. How is your attitude? How does it affect your game? The “Mental” side of the game is also just as important as the “Physical” side of the game. Basketball is 10% skill and 90% mental so its just as important as working on your physical skills.


Are you Fast, Athletic, Quick, and especially Aggressive? All needed to play great defense. Defense takes a “killer” instinct, and lots of heart and determination. Defense played with “attitude”  is just as important as playing offense. Are you that player that gets the “stop” when the game is on the line, do you keep the player you are guarding from scoring, are you doing your part on defense to help your team succeed?


Do you have good “offensive” basketball skills? Can you catch the ball, pass the ball, can you see the open player, can you set good screens, can you use a screen, can you execute the plays, can you rebound, can you drive to the basket, can you shoot the ball, can you make free throws, can you make all your lay ups? 


Wethers Elite Basketball Club is  a highly discipline program, with high expectations and positive but serious coaching. The true test and potential of our program is the long term progressive development of our players by professional coaches that teach high level basketball. Our staff of professional coaches hold themselves to the highest standards. 

7 Mar 2002:   Brian Wethers #25 of Cal celebrates during the men's Pacific 10 Tournament at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  California defeated UCLA 67-66. DIGITAL IMAGE.  Mandatory Credit:  Stephen Dunn/Getty Images
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