When I was a young kid my Dad did two things for me that were a big part of who I am. He put up a basketball hoop on the side of the house and he made me a full length soccer field in the lot next to our house. Complete with full size goals and nets. Because of this I literally never came in the house.
I am not exaggerating when I say that I shot 1000 shots a day for 6 years straight. At both places. We lived in NC and the weather let you play year-round. I can remember standing at the free-throw line and pretending I was in the finals, down 1 with 2 free throws left. The sceneario was always the same. I needed to make both to win. By the time it was time to hit those free throws in the real game I had been at that line a million times. I learned in that driveway that I could hit every single shot possible if I practiced it enough. If I missed it in the game I would come home, mark the spot on the ground, and shoot the shot until I could hit it blindfold. I would have been pretty good if it weren’t for 3 things. One. I didn’t practice my dribbling enough. I had no handles. I could shoot left or right-handed from almost anywhere but you were going to have to pass me the ball for me to get to that spot. Two, I only grew to 6 feet. Not a good height for a guy that can’t handle the ball. Three. I was soooo much better at soccer that I had to concentrate on that more as I got older. A fourth bonus reason. No 3 point shot while I was growing up so my shots were further away, same points.
Which leads me to that field. I did the same thing on that soccer net as I did at the hoop. Shot after shot after shot. You coudl see the worn spots in the yard where I did my work. I would set up fake goalies or set my little brother up in net and just pound the goal. Just like basketball shots, I took 1000 shots on goal every day. I lived outside practicing. The difference in soccer is I had mad handles. I could dribble, shoot, anything with either foot. I could shoot from anywhere and pretty much pick the spot in the net. Why? Because I had shot on net more than anyone I knew. Not many people had a weird shaped yard with huge empty side lot. I had a field at my house. People had hoops. Not many had full-sized goals. Like the basketball lessons, I learned that the only way to get better is to put hours and hours into it. Set up every possible scenario so when it came up you had been there, done that. Even if there wasn’t a crowd, real pressure, or even real defenders. You had felt the ball at your feel. You had set your feet, knew where your knee needed to be over the ball, and what angle to approach. Needed it to banana in the top right? Bottom left-hand side of the ball with a hard right to left kick and a long follow-through. Bottom right, knee way over the ball with a punch kick.
Its been 37 years since I moved from that house but when the temperature drops and it starts getting dark early in the fall, I still get that feeling like its time to go out and practice. I did it so many times. Turning on the side spot light and playing with just a little bit of light. Playing until Mom calls me in to go to bed. I never had an Atari, Colecovision, or cable. But I had nets. Lots and lots of nets.
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