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Unconscious Basketball: Playing the Game for Keeps, Skills that Endure

Unconscious Basketball: Playing the Game for Keeps, Skills that Endure

by Bruce Rosenfeld

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Overview

Each year, close to one million boys and girls in the United States participate in high school basketball. Of that group, barely three percent will go on to play in college. The question is: what is the importance of this experience for those who never play at the next level. What exactly should these students have learned to make it worthwhile? What specifically should have been taught? 

Without any doubt, Unconscious Basketball teaches the essentials that students need to become exceptional basketball players. From recognizing the importance of dreaming big, practicing, and setting deadlines to never fearing failure, earning confidence, and even learning to lose. Young players who fully embrace these principles will achieve greater success on the court, but more importantly, these skills will translate to situations encountered in all aspects of adult life. Written for high school and middle school basketball players, both boys and girls, Unconscious Basketball can also serve as an adjunct for coaches to emphasize the objectives they’re already teaching – not just in basketball but in all sports. 

The author, Bruce Rosenfeld, MD, describes the lessons in straightforward detail with real examples borrowed from both playing and coaching basketball as well as from practicing medicine. In high school, he was often stereotyped as an unacademic basketball player, and told on multiple occasions not to set his scholastic goals too high. Instead of accepting that negative advice, he used it to ignite the fire and prove the skeptics wrong. Today, Dr. Rosenfeld is a surgeon, an assistant professor of urology, and a high school varsity basketball coach. He understands deeply the power of the game.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733751605
Publisher: Geoffrey Publishing
Publication date: 09/17/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 146
Sales rank: 917,086
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Bruce Rosenfeld, MD, often stereotyped in high school as an unacademic basketball player, was told on multiple occasions not to set his scholastic goals too high. Instead of accepting that negative advice, he used it to ignite the fire and prove the skeptics wrong. Today, Dr. Rosenfeld is a surgeon, an assistant professor of urology, and a high school varsity basketball coach who has never second-guessed the power of the game.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Never Fear Failure

  1. We All Start Somewhere

  2. We All Have Choices to Make

  3. Dreams Are Important

  4. Dreams Are Important; Goals Have Deadlines

  5. Take It to the Next Level

  6. Turn a Negative into a Positive

  7. Becoming Perfect

  8. Becoming Perfect Takes 10,000 Hours

  9. Confidence Must Be Earned

  10. Team First Always

  11. You’ll Never Learn How to Win until You Learn How to Lose

  12. It’s How You React to a Loss

  13. How to Recognize a Great Coach

  14. Write Your Own Story