The Importance of Footwork in Basketball

If you’re serious about improving your game, a fundamental skill you need to focus on is your footwork. Footwork is the foundation of good basketball, and it’s what separates great players from average ones. As a player, you need great footwork in every element of your game, whether it’s defending one on one, moving laterally, … Read more

Mind Over Matter

As an assistant coach for a top-league women’s professional basketball team, I’ve spent this current season working tirelessly to put our players in the best position to win. This past weekend, that hard work finally paid off as we emerged victorious as the German DBBL cup champions. Winning the cup was no small feat, as … Read more

boost your basketball IQ

As a basketball trainer at A&K Skill Development, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many talented young players. One of the most important lessons that I try to instill in them  is that basketball is not just a physical game, but also a mental one. In other words, having a high basketball IQ is … Read more

Applying Basketball to your life

Basketball tests both physical endurance and mental strength. As you improve your physical skills, you also develop the mindset for success on and off the court. Sports psychology studies how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors affect sports performance, but it can also be applied to daily life. In this blog post, we’ll explore ways to use … Read more

For the Love the of the Game

Basketball isn’t just for entertainment or competition; it’s also an effective way to learn, build relationships and nurture kinship with people from all walks of life. At A&K, we strive to teach the love and skills of basketball and arm our players with the tools they need to win at the game of life.  Fun … Read more