Being a true athlete is by no means an easy job. Throughout the course of the season you will be pushed and trained hard to become the best that you are capable of becoming. To undergo such an athletic endeavor, you must prepare yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Too many players participate in athletics with a complacent attitude and are satisfied with mediocrity. They actually don't want to work to be a champion. This type of player will usually quit when practices get too tough, or fold in an important ball game because they choose not to produce that extra ounce of sweat which may make the difference in a win or loss.
Being an athlete does not imply merely wearing the uniform and being just a member of the squad. You should not wish to participate in sports, you should wish to become successful in sports. There are many important phases to think about if you want to be a champion, not only in basketball but in life as well.
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