The Off-Season: Balancing Expectations And Self-Care…

As May approaches and many seasons start to end, it’s natural to feel a mix of excitement and anxiety. In this blog post, let’s explore the complex dynamics of the off-season, the expectations placed upon you, and the importance of self-care amidst it all. The Love-Hate Relationship: The off-season is a time to reconnect with […]

Thriving Overseas: The Power of Focus and Commitment

Today, I’d like to explore the crucial elements of focus and commitment that are essential for success in the competitive realm of overseas basketball. From dedication and hard work to maintaining a positive mindset, here are the key ingredients for achieving your goals. 1. Dedication: The Backbone of Overseas Basketball Overseas basketball demands unparalleled dedication. […]

Player Transfers and Rumors: European Basketball Off-Season…

As the current European basketball season draws to a close, players, coaches, GMs, and fans are turning their attention to the upcoming off-season with great anticipation. Among the most exciting aspects of this period is the player transfer market, where teams from across the continent aim to strengthen their rosters in preparation for the challenges that […]

Why College Seniors Should Exercise Patience…

Patience is a virtue, especially in the competitive world of pro basketball overseas, where the signing timeline for players can be a complex and daunting process. For college seniors aspiring to play overseas, particularly in Europe, understanding this timeline is crucial for navigating the intricacies of the industry. Allow me to shed some light on the journey ahead, and how having patience and a comprehensive understanding of the landscape can make all the difference. At the outset, it’s essential to recognize that as a college senior, you’re starting at the bottom of the totem pole in terms of visibility and desirability to overseas teams. Unless you boast a stellar collegiate career or possess exceptional talent, you’ll likely find yourself facing stiff competition from players with more extensive experience and established reputations. Let’s break down the hierarchy: 1. High-Level Domestic Players: These are top-tier players within their respective countries, often coveted by overseas teams because of rules prioritizing local players. 2. High-Level Imports With Good Overseas Resumes: Experienced import players who have demonstrated their skills and effectiveness in international leagues. 3. NBA/G-League Experienced Imports: Former NBA or G-League players who bring a wealth of professional experience to the table. 4. High-Level Newly Finished College Players: Standout college athletes with impressive stats and potential, but lacking professional experience. 5. Talented, But Young Domestic Players: Emerging talents from the local scene, eager to make their mark and take the next step. 6. Decent Imports With Some Overseas Experience: Players with moderate success overseas, seeking opportunities to further their careers. 7. […]

EXPERTS EXPERTING with Selma Delibasic Coaching Boys and Girls, Women and Men…

If you ask other coaches if they think male and female athletes require different coaching approaches, I’m sure you’ll spark a lively debate probably even bigger today than 10 – 15 years ago. Back then everyone would have said ¨Hell yeah!¨, due to existence of generalizations about male and female physical differences, approach and attitude towards sport. For example, during competitions […]

10 Strategies For Stalling Contract Negotiations…

The ever-changing dynamics of the overseas players market can sometimes lead to contract offers that may not align with a player’s expectations. In such situations, it becomes crucial for players to master the art of effectively stalling for time while negotiating contracts. I will provide logical and smart tips to help players navigate contract offers […]

Inclusivity: My Quandary With Women Hoopers…

Engaging with my audience is a constant journey of self-reflection and adaptation. As I assess the impact of my message, one question consistently surfaces: Why am I not resonating with as many women basketball players, and how can I bridge that gap? It’s a question that delves beyond mere outreach; it’s about understanding the nuanced […]

The Complex Path To Professional Basketball For Youth Players – Part 1…

Embarking on the journey to become a professional basketball player is a dream many young talents cherish. However, the harsh reality of the business side of basketball can be a challenging hurdle, especially for local players eager to make their mark. In the first part of this blog series, I recount a disheartening situation where […]

The Three Phases Of An Overseas Basketball Season…

A basketball season overseas can be long and taxing both physically and mentally. As players dive into the 3 phases of a season, each segment unveils its own set of challenges and opportunities. Phase 1: The Beginning – Everything Is New And Impressions Matter The start of the season marks a clean slate, a chance […]