HEAT- MOTIVATIONAL NEWSLETTER 2013
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I love to use the word “Heat” because it reminds me of my favorite team, the Miami Heat.  And also I enjoy the word “Heat” because to me, it implies positive energy, intensity, being invested and dominating.  These are a few of the words that come to my mind when I think of “Heat”.

The opposite of “Heat” is coldCold to me implies indifference, not invested, giving up and defeated.   Also when I think of “Heat” I think more about the process then the finished product.  You see, our society is wired in such a crazy way, partly, I believe, because of insecurity; that wining at all costs is most important.  The idea of “Heat” is more about the process, the day in and day out process of pushing oneself to limits that you never expected; crossing to another level of confidence; ushering in a new era of skill development that transcends into ultimate and continued success on the court.  Many players are looking only for the big break, the ultimate prize, a championship without understanding the process; and because so few attain that level, many players become discouraged, despondent and give up.  If they don’t give up they become mediocre with their work habits and their commitment.  But always remember that mediocrity is generally always in bed with excuse making.  Boy, the excuses are plentiful; “if you only knew my coach…….my situation…….. my injury……..my obstacles……..” and the list goes on and on.  When you’re wrapped up in “Heat” and this motivational acronym that I will share with you, you are more focused on being the best you can be day in and day out.  With this mindset you can rest assured that you are positioning yourself for ultimate success.

Think about the “HEAT” acronym as I break it down;

Hheart:  Possessing and embodying “Heat” first and foremost is a player that has a huge heart.  This type of heart is marked not only by just a hit & miss intensity level of one basketball game, but it is the daily process of a fighter and competitor that doesn’t take defeat lightly.  A player full of Heat battles giving in every practice and game with everything in their heart!

 

Eenergy:  A “Heat” player has tremendous physical, mental and emotional energy that is projected around them at all the times.  Excuses are not a part of this player’s mentality but they are constantly creating real dynamic energy through enthusiasm and empowerment towards their teammates.  This energy is contagious and spreads throughout the team! In order to spread this type of energy, you must step out of your comfort zone, step out of the ordinary and take the initiative to be a leader and not a follower.

Aattitude:  A “Heat” player comes with the right attitude and mindset of cooperation all the time.  It is easy to have a good attitude when things are going your way but when faced with adversity not going your way; a possible injury, a slump, a losing streak or difficult times outside of basketball, this is the test of a true “Heat” attitude.  Do you still have a team mentality?  Are you still willing to sacrifice your all for your Faith, family & team?  Or is this the time you are going to be negative and start to spread seeds of discord and negativity to others and ultimately effect the team?  A “Heat” player is one that has a tremendous attitude that is infectious and supportive of the process of both individual and team success.

T- tenacious:  A “Heat” player has a tenacious spirit that is reflected in a very aggressive and fighting manner on the court.  I am not talking about playing dirty, but I am talking about a bulldog mentality that goes the extra mile and gives that extra effort to do what most other players are only willing to view but not participate.  A tenacious “Heat” player comes up with those 50/50 loose balls; is willing to sacrifice their body and take a charge; dive for a loose ball; take a bow in the face to get a critical rebound; set a hard screen; drive with authority to the basket and not avoid contact.  Are you a tenacious player or a passive and soft player?

You see, at the end of day, real people with basketball knowledge who really care and have genuine motives will evaluate you more on “Heat” which deals with ones character, effort and selfless play, then on just being a superstar and winning at all costs.  If you follow and apply the “Heat” acronym and these principles, you will be well on the way to being the ultimate superstar and winner.

Make that decisive first move and commit to “Heat”!!

Coach Mendo

Quick Handle Basketball

www.quickhandle.com

coach@quickhandle.com

425-369-2221

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Testimonials

We loved the camp, loved the structure and the fact that they bounce the ball to the rhythm of fast music which allows them to bounce it more and practice a whole lot without realizing it. So much improvement each time! I started bringing Coach Wayne Mendezona, “Coach Mendo” out to Missouri each year to help our whole team and even the area kids, even after our kids were no longer playing. It was fantastic. I recall one boy going past me talking to his Mom, He said, “I am so tired… But I am so excited I get to come back tomorrow!!” The kids loved the camp and came away better. One group of girls had many who had never played basketball. They came to the Quick Handle camp, worked hard at camp and were better than their peers. They won over and over in their careers as a team, and later won state! Coach Mendo not only teaches skills in basketball but when he lets them sit down for a few minutes here and there, He shares life experiences and gives them life skills as well! Great Coach, Great family, Great Camp. I Highly recommend Quick Handle!

Tracy

Fantastic ball handling development in fun yet disciplined camps

Cthesp

This is a well-designed camp with a lot of thought put into it. Although there were times when it seemed Staffing was a little light, kids were engaged and there was a lot of activity going on.

Barring

My kids have gone to this camp the last 3 years and have been pushed physically and mentally. Thankful for the basketball and life skills they walk way with knowing.

Tenille

My kids have been to many sports camps and training sessions, but Quick Handle is the one camp that I could clearly see a difference in their skill set after completing – especially in ball handling. A great organization!!!!

Cdow4

kind, supportive, talent nurturing, building, growing athletes, affirming, caring as much about the inside of the athlete as the outer talent. Can’t say enough good things about Quickhandle!.

Ptroca

Mendo is a one of a kind. Perhaps one of the best all around trainers my girls have experienced. Ball skills, shooting, reading screens, implementation of ball skills into scoring all the way to teaching correct mentality for success.

Clark J

Loved listening to your message “Dig Deep”.  I tell you…you are a great motivational speaker, not only for basketball, but for everything.  You would do great in the business world teaching your brand of leadership and positive energy.  I’ve heard many people and I feel you are one of the best.

These words were so resonating: “No excuses, don’t accept mediocrity, dream big, push to the max, go for it…but all this is not easy”.

I also love to hear that you get parents involved.  Get them pumped up.  Demand excellence.  Love that kind of talk!  This is working together – Coach Mendo, staff, parents, teammates maximizing the kid’s potential and love of the game.

I spoke with both of my sons (going on 8th and 10th).  We want to signup for the Point Guard Camp Aug 5-8th.  I need to take a look at the website again – couldn’t find where you register on-line though.

Joon Chang

We loved the camp, loved the structure and the fact that they bounce the ball to the rhythm of fast music which allows them to bounce it more and practice a whole lot without realizing it. So much improvement each time! I started bringing Coach Wayne Mendezona, “Coach Mendo” out to Missouri each year to help our whole team and even the area kids, even after our kids were no longer playing. It was fantastic. I recall one boy going past me talking to his Mom, He said, “I am so tired… But I am so excited I get to come back tomorrow!!” The kids loved the camp and came away better. One group of girls had many who had never played basketball. They came to the Quick Handle camp, worked hard at camp and were better than their peers. They won over and over in their careers as a team, and later won state! Coach Mendo not only teaches skills in basketball but when he lets them sit down for a few minutes here and there, He shares life experiences and gives them life skills as well! Great Coach, Great family, Great Camp. I Highly recommend Quick Handle!

Blessings!

Tracy

Mark has attended Coach Mendezona’s camps since he was in his first years of recreational basketball to playing for premier select teams.

It speaks volumes to watch Coach Mendezona’s kids at the clinics and camps. They are not only incredible basketball players (ranging from college teams to grade school), but are positive role models off the court as well.

Pure and simple: QUICK HANDLE HAS ALL THE INGREDIENTS TO MAKE PLAYERS SUCCESSFUL ON AND OFF THE COURT.

Coach Mendezona teaches the mental and physical components of the game.

  1. Integrity – coach shares life experiences with the kids that help them realize that integrity is a key ingredient to life
  2. Mental toughness – everyone gets knocked down – but those that get back up and continue the battle win
  3. Compete with yourself – the measuring stick is your own personal improvement
  4. Incredible ball handling skills
  5. Quick Trigger shooting
  6. Offensive and Defensive techniques

Bottom line – Quick Handle wastes no time in getting it done. Kid’s notice their results quickly, and want to keep coming back for more.

Try it out – you won’t be sorry.

Kimberly Lieberman, Client
Woodinville Washington

My daughter came home from school one day in the seventh grade and told me she wanted to play basketball in college. She is only 5 feet 4 inches tall but with a competitive and big heart. One of the first things I investigated was to find basketball training for my daughter knowing that fundamentals and skill development were very important to succeed. I did my research and found a camp in Kirkland, Wash called Quick Handle ran by Coach Mendezona. I was so impressed how he taught the kids dribbling skills that I signed up for other camps as well. My daughter loved to go to Coach Mendo’s camps because she was challenged and got better each time. His training, skill development and the mental approach to the game has influenced her success more than anymore. I am proud to say that my daughter will be playing basketball at a Division 2 school next year. I want to thank Coach Mendo and Quick Handle for dramatically improving her as a basketball player.

Mr. Reiterman, Client
Father of Player

Coach Mendo has created an exceptional skill development program for basketball players who really want to succeed. The objectives are so clearly defined that the students know exactly what is being taught and how it is evaluated. This is not a ‘fluff, just keep the kids busy’ program. Many basketball players return year after year to learn the more complex skills. I highly recommend the program.

John Mohan
Educator, Author, Professional Athlete

I am a friend of Tommy Lizotte, who is the father of Nikhill Lizotte, who is your point guard on your 8th grade Quick Handle team. I was Nikhill Lizotte’s football coach this year, what a great kid he is to coach.

I just want to take a moment to tell you I watched your 8th grade Quick Handle Gold Team play 3 different times this weekend in the Best of The West Tournament in Yakima this last weekend. I saw your game against Friends Of Hoop, the quarterfinal game against the Seattle Rotary and your championship game against Team Washington.

I must tell you your team is the best middle school aged team I have ever seen come through Yakima and I have officiated the Best of The West tournament for many years. The reason I make that statement is because your team plays such great team ball & is so unselfish.

We all know that these elite tournaments consist of teams made up of all superstars, but to me what was so impressive about your team was the way they played as a team, sharing the ball, setting each other up and playing unbelievable team defense and the most intense totally dialed in group of kids I have seen. It is a real testament to you as a coach, because I have seen a lot of elite teams in AAU and I have just never seen a team with all those attributes I just listed.

My son and I sat a few rows behind your bench in the championship game and we constantly heard you reminding your team that it is not about one individual it’s about togetherness. I loved the way you challenged your big tall center (I believe his name is Cal) when he was on the bench in the first half when you told him to start being a leader etc etc. All in all it was just an absolute treat to watch your team play and to see youth basketball played with such a premium on a complete team concept.

Looking forward to watching your team play in the future.

Demian Walter
Client

Our kids have been coming to your camp for the past three years and they love it! They have built up their skill level and confidence each time they attend the camp. We always make sure we mention Quick Handle™ whenever we hear someone talking about basketball camps. You’re the best!

John Mohan & the Singh Family
Family

My son, KJ, has always played the post. KJ went to the Quick Handle Ball Handling Camp and it was the best camp my son has ever gone to. I like the fact that the camp focused on one aspect of the game. The camp was very affordable and was the best money I’ve ever spent on a camp. There was a very noticeable change not only in his ball handling but more importantly in his confidence and his work ethic. The” can do” attitude that Coach Mendo teaches is what I teach my son, but coming from an outside influence really validated what I am teaching my son. Coach Mendo is not only a great ball handling coach but more importantly he is a great role model and influence on the kids attending his camp. This year I will put both my 14-yr old and 8-yr old sons in the camp. If your child is serious about playing the game of basketball, I guarantee you this camp will be the best thing you can do for your student athlete.

Kevin Smith, Client
Concord, California