This was my favorite movie growing up related to basketball. In fact, it was every child’s favorite movie related to basketball back then!
Cartoons and Michael Jordan?! What more could anyone ask for?!
Not just because of the slapstick nature of the cartoon characters getting squashed by giant aliens or the fat guy digging a hole in the golf course, but for one of the most important scenes in all sports movie history that has a very strong moral behind it.
It was the scene with “Michael’s Secret Stuff”
Yes, everyone thought that it was something magical that made them better, but Michael Jordan point out that it was just water, and it was inside them all along.
You don’t need miracle cures or fixes to become the best you can be. All you need is self-motivation and a little bit of sweat and there is nothing you can’t achieve. As long as you have confidence in yourself, and believe that it’s YOU that makes you as strong as you are, then you WILL be successful.
Whether it is this summer during your OPP-Season and you are just fighting to make the team, or you are looking to get to the state championship after a loss in the round before, the only thing stopping you or pushing you to get there is YOU.
No miracle water from Michael Jordan, just YOU.
About the Author
Coach Layton is the Head Performance Coach for Spartan Basketball. Layton is a Certified Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting and has trained athletes from the developmental stages to college level athletes.
I had the privilege to work with Tim Springer during the 2011 WNBA season.
While working with Tim I was able to improve my weaknesses and turn them into strengths. He was fully dedicated and passionate about making me a better player and giving me the tools I need to sharpen my game.
I look forward to working with him again next summer.
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