There really isn’t any hidden secret for getting a player better. In today’s world there is a craze about getting the next big thing to stand out to be better quicker. There are more videos, websites, trainers, and others promising that their way is different and is more “elite” than the others.
I come from the school of thought that there are several ways to do anything. In working with players there are several ways to work with a player to maximize their potential. Anyone trying to sell you on the fact that they have the magical beanstalk beans that only they have is totally full of themselves as well as full of something else.
We live in a world of excitement. Technology has opened up doors to make everything bigger, better, and more exciting. Everyone wants to stand out and to be different while being on the cutting edge of his or her respected industry. Basketball is subject to the same reasoning and philosophies. I spend about 5-6 hours a week online researching player development methods from coaches and players at all levels. What I am finding is that everyone wants to stand out with new drills, methods, and training aids. As there is nothing wrong with trying to be an innovator at your craft sometimes you end up outsmarting yourself.