OFFBALL Academy VISION
Develop a culture of self awareness and personal development in body, mind and life.
Winners have wins and Champions have systems
The pressure and demands on young athletes are increasing annually yet we are waiting for them to learn the skill sets and life systems to handle this ever increasing load. Playing up a tier, making the next team, earning a scholarship, going pro or trying out for the national team are all stressful milestones that require so much more than “ONBALL” technical and tactical skills. This is not about training harder, it is about training smarter. It is about being more to accomplish more. It is time we shed some light on mastering one’s mind, body and life through the vessel of sport for the journey of life.
OFFBALL skills make ONBALL success that much more possible
How well do you move? Who are you when you don’t have the ball? What is your self talk? What is your mindset? Do your daily habits bring you closer to your goals? Are you overtrained? Are you under recovered? Do you sleep enough? Are you having fun? Are you coachable? Are you a good team player? How well do you handle pressure? Are you in control of your environment?
Success equally depends on ONBALL skills as it does on OFFBALL systems
The quality, impact, stress and result of each choice an athlete makes contributes to positive or negative personal momentum. The long game is dependent on small short term choices and strategies that impact performance. Athletes used to get away with just being talented but youth sport is now so competitive that athletes must use of every angle. If you have any high level aspirations then you had better begin to understand, implement and master OFFBALL training.
These three arts are then split into two different games – internal and external.
Understanding, having systems for and consciously experiencing the convergence of these Arts and Games allow for six unique opportunities for personal development.
Yes you have to train and play the sport. And yes, Strength and Conditioning are incredibly important components of being competitive but there is a massive opportunity to amplify human performance through personal growth and development. A more complete individual with an understanding of their mind, body and life will be able to better utilize sport rather than sport utilize them…
The OFFBALL Academy is the first athlete directed and focused attempt at solving the following issues collectively
- Train the body with the best performance methods and training
- Map out and develop a mental game to excel on and off the ball
- Mentor young athletes to learn and employ powerful life systems to unlock personal potential
- Extend playing careers by instructing essential self care and maintenance strategies
- Provide a positive culture to support long term development in Body, Mind and Life.
- Bring attention to and develop skills to support a career in sport and beyond.