QUICK HANDLE

OFF-SEASON WORK-OUT WARRIOR
“SMART”

MOVATIONAL NEWSLETTER

Nothing will define you more as a player and athlete than what you do during the off-season.  Though it is commendable that you may have had a good season, in the big picture of long term success, I don’t care what kind of season you had, how many points you scored; if you were a star, or you played out of your mind.

All I care about is what you do when the season is over.  The time between the end of the season and the beginning of a new season defines who you really are as a player and your future.

The fact is, most players do not take advantage of the off-season.  Most players are lazy, filled with excuses, justifying their poor work habits, light hearted, not serious, lacking passion, walking around as if they need an extended vacation, or somebody to pat them on the back and tell them how great they are.  Our young players these days thrive off and desire to play in games and compete by going up and down the court only.  This should be a part of a player’s off-season program, but it shouldn’t be a major part.  Does a player honestly believe that by playing intournaments/leagues on the weekend, which lack real coaching, structure and discipline (generally speaking) and practicing a couple of times a week, that this will truly maximize their abilities and put them in a position of accelerated success during the next season?  I don’t think so!  In fact, I know so!  In my 20 plus years of coaching & training I have personally witnessed over and over again a lack of commitment to off-season training and especially intense, no nonsense skill development camps like Quick Handle.  Not so long ago, camps like Quick Handle were hard to get into because attendance was so strong, and players were so committed to hard core camps like QH.  Players have become soft, lethargic, relying on numerous other things rather than good old fashion hard work.

So I pose this question to you; are you “smart” when it comes to the off-season?  Do you really have a good plan for the off-season?  Have you surrounded yourself with experienceand dedicated, caring professional leadership that has your best interest at heart and on a clear path for success?  Or have you gotten caught up in all the spin I mentioned above and find yourself on a path of short term planning that is going to lead to frustration, not allowing you to reach your full potential?  Don’t get caught up in thinking ‘this is what everybody else is doing, so it must be right’!

I have put together the acronym “SMART”that will guide you to a successful and winning attitude as it relates to being an off-season training.

“Smart”- The ability, perspective & discipline to engage and stay committed to an effective, no nonsense off-season work-out program.

Serious-  The diligent effort & determination you have in being extreme with your work-outs in the off-season; where improvement will be noticeable to all.  If it is not noticeably clear to those around, you may need to question just how serious you are.

Motivated-  This word has to do with a sustained level of passion, desire & persistent energy throughout the entire off-season.  Have fun working hard & spend less time feeling sorry for yourself & making excuses.  This kind of commitment requires hard work, sweat, blood & tears.  Enjoy the journey & the experience of setting the bar high & being different & a difference maker.

Active- Indicates a pursuit of training options available.  Don’t leave everything to your parents or coaches.  Take important action by actively & aggressively pursuing what you believe are the necessary training plans that will take your game to the next level.

Responsibility- Is the ownership you need to have in sustaining your training throughout the off-season.  This includes meeting schedules, showing up on time, giving maximum effort and making sure on your end that you are not leaving anything for chance.  You mustshow responsible attitude in every aspect of your off-season training program.

Tenacity- Is the extra effort you make as you train.  Too many players go through the motions and feel that just being at training is enough. Yes, it is commendable that you are participating in training but the next step is to attack this opportunity with a tenacity that is second to none.  The bottom line is if you are committed in the off-season to training as a serious, motivated, active, responsible & tenacious player without excuses, you will dramatically increase your chances of success during the season and in my opinion be a true off-season work-out warrior. I would highly recommend you consider participating in our QH Camps & Training programs as the perfect complement & match that will provide the advantage for the“SMART”off-season work-out warrior. Consider the following “advantages” of Quick Handle:-Top level skill development training-Proven system for success-Dynamic Coaching Staff-Intensity & Passion-Discipline & Drill Repetition-Goal setting & Dreaming Big-Confidence & Mental Toughness-Respect & SportsmanshipI challenge you to be “SMART” in the off-season and take your game & life to the next level.

Off-Season Work-out Warriors are flat out winners!

Go QH,

Coach Mendo
http://www.quickhandle.com

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


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