So my paperwork is off. My hotel room is booked.
Only thing left to do now is buy lots of socks and more basketball shorts!
The next BIG STEP
On October 18th, I will take my Journey to Jordan Camp to the BIG TIME and attend professional basketball training at Impact Basketball, in Sarasota, Florida.
I will be there for one full week (18th-22nd) to train like a PRO.
I’m extremely excited and to be transparent, a bit nervous!
The Real Deal
Impact Basketball is the real deal.
They have trained everyone from Baron Davis to Chauncey Billups, Kevin Garnett and Dwight Howard, Corey Maggette, Paul Pierce, Vince Carter, Chris Bosh, Tayshaun Prince, John Wall (recent #1 pick in NBA Draft) and the list goes on and on. (See Alumni)
As you can tell by the list of players above, I’m not their typical client.
Typically guys attending the training are looking to make a living playing basketball or at the very least get a free college education.
When I contacted Impact Basketball, they really connected with what I’m looking to accomplish here at me vs. MJ. The gentleman from Impact who called me to discuss was almost as excited about it as I am. His exact phrase was, “Don’t ever grow up! I love it Kenny!”
So they are doing something they don’t typically do. They are going to train a 33 year old guy, who was never a great basketball player, in an attempt to get me as ready as I can be to face off against the best hoopster to ever live…Michael Jordan.
I have worked on getting this set up for a couple of months now and for it to all come together, feels amazing!
The nervousness I feel going into this training, has actually caught me a little off guard.
Doubt of my ability. An inability to belong in such a group of basketball players. The thought of other players there, wondering what could I possibly be doing training at Impact Basketball. The thought of the trainers wondering the same.
All of those doubts have put their arm around my shoulders and tried to be a friend, but I sprint forward.
I sprint forward because I KNOW I will learn!
I sprint because I KNOW they will make me better!
I sprint because I CAN NOT let doubt EVER beat me!
I sprint so that I CAN climb my peak of ability!
I sprint so that I can LIVE!
I don’t know much of what my training will consist of at this point, other than I’ll be working out around 5 hours per day.
I plan on doing some updates from Sarasota, if I’m able to do anything besides train and sleep.
If you’d like to follow along daily, the best way is probably through Twitter. (You can follow me by clicking here)
Exercise and Prayers
For the 11 days until my training I’ll continue along my workout schedule (see on right side column or click here).
If you could pray for me, I would much appreciate it! If you don’t pray, wish me luck! 😉
I’ve included a video below to give you a better idea of exactly what Impact Basketball is.
Thanks for following along! This is about to get really fun!ps: Mr. Jordan: I’m about to get a lot better 😀
Impact Basketball Promotional Video:
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