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Posted by Upper Hand | Sep 10, 2012 8:10:18 AM

 TRAINlete is excited to bring you the latest edition of
TRAINER TIME with Ryan B., one of our GREAT Basketball Trainers. Ryan is currently in his Freshmen year at Georgia College and State where
he earned a scholarship to play basketball. At Harrison High School Ryan earned All-Region, All-County, All-Metro and All-State honors, he also was the school’s all-time leading scorer and in his senior season he led his team to a Final 4 appearance! Ryan’s passion for the game of basketball is second to none. You will be hard pressed to find someone who works harder than Ryan and TRAINlete is proud to feature Ryan as one of the members of our Community of Trainers. If you are interested in booking a session with Ryan, you can connect with him here, but you will have to wait until his season is over in March! Enjoy our conversation with Ryan below!

As an athlete what type of training/extra work did you do that helped you reach your next level, earning a scholarship to play basketball in college? I believe that it was the consistent hunger inside of me to be productive and work on my game almost every day that led me to where I am now. Whether that meant lifting weights and running bleachers or being in the gym at 5 a.m. before school when no know else was around, it's all about pushing yourself and eventually learning to become comfortable being uncomfortable.

What has been the hardest thing about your athletic career thus far? Without a doubt the most difficult thing, (besides the long and cruel conditioning practices through high school and the first few weeks here at Georgia College), that I've had to deal with so far in my athletic career would be taking off my number 3 Harrison Hoya jersey for the last time after our
Final Four loss to Milton back in March.

If you could give a young basketball player who is looking to get better any bit of advice, what would it be? Always remember, how you think is how you act and you are what you repeatedly do. Always stay productive in each day of your training and pay as much attention to the mental aspect of your sport as you do to the physical part. It's all about preparation! "Don't talk about it, you got to be about it!" -
Robert Churchwell III.

What is your favorite thing about being a basketball trainer? It's great to teach kids and up and coming basketball players the fundaments of the game. I tend to emphasis certain things I wish I would have worked on or done more of in my youth because I don't want them to make some of the same mistakes I did.

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