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Halftime Heroes: Alan Stein Jr

Few people have trained as many elite NBA stars as Alan Stein Jr., who now makes a career delivering keynote speeches to high-performance business teams.  The key theme that Alan brings to the sports world and the business world is mastering the fundamentals for success in various areas of life.  So we welcomed Alan to Halftime Heroes to share his insights on leadership, performance, and personal growth, highlighting the importance of resilience and mental toughness in overcoming setbacks.

Mastering fundamentals and simplifying success with a former basketball performance coach.

  • Alan shares his passion for youth sports as a motivational speaker and proud parent of three athletes.
  • He shares insights on applying lessons from elite athletes to corporate environments.
  • Kobe Bryant emphasizes the importance of mastering fundamentals in sports and life.

Sports parenting, focuses on intentionality and enjoyment.

  • Alan shared their youth sports experience, highlighting their passion for basketball and the importance of finding one’s strength zone.
  • Ian emphasized the importance of focusing on one’s strengths as a sports parent, to ensure fulfillment and enjoyment for both the child and the parent.
  • Alan encourages parents to enjoy and appreciate their children’s games. 

Parental cheering in youth sports, emphasizes process over outcomes.

  • Alan emphasizes the importance of parents being mindful of their behavior on the sideline during youth sports games.
  • Alan shares an experience where he cheered for every player on his daughter’s soccer team, rather than just his daughter, to promote a team-oriented mindset.

Why parents yelling “shoot” during sports games is not helpful for kids’ development.

  • They discuss the importance of praising the process rather than just the outcome in sports, particularly in basketball.
  • Alan explains why yelling “shoot” at children during sports is not helpful, as it attaches a label and can lead to negative consequences.
  • Parents should refrain from yelling instructions from the sidelines, as it can confuse young children and rob them of the opportunity to develop decision-making skills.
  • Yelling “shoot” can be unhelpful because it can be a long-drawn-out reaction, and by the time the player processes and acts on the instruction, the shot may no longer be good.

Leadership, sports, and fitness with Alan Stein Jr.

  • Alan’s proudest moment as a performance coach was when a player named James Robinson made a shot 100 times after missing it in a game, demonstrating his commitment to improvement.
  • Alan shares his leadership philosophy and personal growth journey, emphasizing the importance of mental and emotional fitness.
  • He discusses his books, including “Raise Your Game” and “Sustain Your Game,” and his latest side project, “The Sideline.”

About Alan Stein Jr:

Alan Stein, Jr. is an experienced keynote speaker and author. At his core, he’s a performance coach with a passion for helping business leaders change behaviors. He spent 15+ years working with the highest-performing basketball players on the planet (including NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Kobe Bryant). Through his customized programs, he transfers his unique expertise to maximize both individual and organizational performance. Alan is a dynamic storyteller who delivers practical, actionable lessons that can be implemented immediately. He teaches proven principles on how to utilize the same approaches in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level.

About iSport360:

iSport360 is a revolutionary youth sports technology platform that is changing the culture of youth sports.  For over 3.5M young athletes, coaches, parents, and sports organizers, our platform is providing all the tools, best practices, and content to make it a great sports season.   From our player development app for coaches and athletes to our sports parenting newsletter and helpful eBooks for sports organizers, we help all stakeholders collaborate so their players can develop athletic skills and life skills. That’s why we have been endorsed and recognized by the biggest organizations in youth sports.

Learn more or request a demo of our youth sports software that is helping teams improve communication, organization and player development.

May 26, 2024

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