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LPB Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Benfica 15-5 
 2. FC Porto 14-6 
 3. Ovarense 10-10 
 4. Oliveirense 9-11 
 5. Galitos-Tley 8-12 
 6. Barcelos 4-16 
Places 7-11
 1. Vitoria SC 13-3 
 2. Lusitania 11-5 
 3. CAB Madeira 9-7 
 4. Electrico FC 5-11 
 5. Maia Basket 2-14 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:4/18/2016
Proliga Stage Two Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Illiabum 17-3 
 2. Terceira 13-7 
 3. Atletico 13-7 
 4. Benfica B 10-10 
 5. Dragon Force 9-11 
 6. Vasco 7-13 
 7. Sangalhos 6-14 
 8. Angra 5-15 
Places 9-16
 1. Esgueira 9-5 
 2. Ginasio 8-6 
 3. Belenenses CF 8-6 
 4. Estoril Basket 7-7 
 5. Guifoes 7-7 
 6. Barreirense 7-7 
 7. Sampaense 6-8 
 8. Academia 4-10 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:5/1/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group O
 1. ASVEL 5-1 
 2. Maccabi Rishon 4-2 
 3. Krka 2-4 
 4. Kataja Basket 1-5 
Group P
 1. Ventspils 4-2 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 3-3 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 1-5 
Group Q
 1. Turk Telekom 5-1 
 2. Oostende 5-1 
 3. Boras 2-4 
 4. Slask Wroclaw 0-6 
Group R
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. AV Cantu 3-3 
 3. Enisey 3-3 
 4. TU/Rock 1-5 
Group S
 1. Rovinari 3-3 
 2. Cibona 3-3 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 3-3 
 4. Le Havre 3-3 
Group T
 1. Juventus 4-2 
 2. Khimik 4-2 
 3. Mons-Hainaut 3-3 
 4. Bakken 1-5 
Group U
 1. Fraport SKY 6-0 
 2. Royal Hali 3-3 
 3. Sodertalje 2-4 
 4. Rosa Radom 1-5 
Group V
 1. Openjobmetis V. 5-1 
 2. AEK 3-3 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Gussing 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/3/2016
Points Per Game
 Nuno MARCAL
  Maia B.
  (205-F-75)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Marcal, Maia B.22.8 
 2. DeVries, FC Porto21.7 
 3. Borovnjak, Lusit.19.6 
 4. Shuler, CAB M.19.2 
 5. Cook, Benfica17.8 
 6. Lima, CAB Madeira17.1 
 7. Baker, Galitos-Tley15.7 
 8. Balseiro, Vitor.15.3 
 9. Upshur, Lusitania15.2 
 10. Wilson, Benfica15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sasa BOROVNJAK
  Lusit.
  (206-C/F-89)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Borovnjak, Lusit.9.2 
 2. Harris, Ovarense8.5 
 3. Baker, Galitos-Tley8.3 
 4. Morse, Electric.8.3 
 5. Wilson, Benfica7.9 
 6. Marcal, Maia B.7.8 
 7. Latham, Maia B.7.7 
 8. Djukic, Lusitania7.6 
 9. Blakeney, CAB M.7.4 
 10. Washburn, FC Por.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Devante CHANCE
  Lusitania
  (180-PG-)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Chance, Lusitania5.6 
 2. Minhava, Galitos-T.4.6 
 3. Barroso, Benfica4.4 
 4. Pinto, Electrico FC4.1 
 5. Ogungbemi-J., Gali.4.0 
 6. Pinto, Vitoria SC4.0 
 7. Fernandes, Benfica3.9 
 8. Dara, Maia Basket3.7 
 9. Barbosa, Ovarense3.6 
 10. Abreu, Oliveirense3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton UPSHUR
  Lusitania
  (196-G-93)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Upshur, Lusitania2.9 
 2. Tavares, Maia B.2.9 
 3. Chance, Lusitania1.9 
 4. Harris, Ovarense1.9 
 5. Marcal, Maia B.1.8 
 6. Mays, CAB Madeira1.8 
 7. Shuler, CAB M.1.7 
 8. Balseiro, Vitor.1.6 
 9. Dara, Maia Basket1.6 
 10. Ventura, CAB M.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Nate MAXEY
  Maia Basket
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Maxey, Maia Basket2.7 
 2. Fonseca, Palma1.7 
 3. Jackson, Mt Ga.1.3 
 4. Magee, Maia Basket1.3 
 5. Wilson, Benfica0.9 
 6. Latham, Maia B.0.9 
 7. Gomes, Maia Basket0.9 
 8. Harris, Ovarense0.8 
 9. Fontet, FC Porto0.8 
 10. Upshur, Lusitania0.7 
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Performing Under Pressure - Dec 11, 2012


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HUGO CARVALHO
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As a coach, we all like to see our players perform well when the pressure is on. However, a great deal of players find it difficult to do exactly that. When playing in a big game or in front of a large crowd it can be extremely intimidating and they lose focus, confidence, and concentration. This is the exact moment they need to maintain their mental toughness. Pressure is created not by the game situation, but how we handle it. Being a professional basketball player requires that you not only deal with pressure, but thrive under the stress of competition. The issue of preparing players to perform under pressure is one that takes focus and practice. Players need to work on the mental game just as much as their physical game.
To deal effectively with pressure, we must acknowledge it exists and then learn how to handle it properly and effectively. I find the best way to prepare for playing under pressure is to treat the big game just like any other game. Here are some ideas on how to prepare players mentally.

- Be confident and trust yourself
- Eliminate negative thoughts and fear of failure from your mind before and during games
- Visualize yourself performing well, and being cool under pressure
- Practice and prepare yourself so you're ready and able to play well when the pressure is on
- Play in the moment - always concentrate on what is happening now, not what went wrong on the last play

The ability to perform professionally under pressure is one of the most desired skills or qualities of being a successful basketball player. Coaches need to address the fact that not all of their players will be able to perform successfully under pressure. Remember, stress is not created by the situation but in how we look at it and handle it. Basketball mental toughness is critical when performing under pressure. Helping players develop their mental game is a skill that will benefit everyone, but most of all help prevent your player from becoming a very frustrated athlete.

By Coach JC

More about Coach Joao Costa go to: http://www.jcbasketballhoops.com
  




Damian
Hollis
Benfica lands Damian Hollis - 3 hours ago

Sport Lisboa Benfica (LPB) tabbed 28-year old American (has also Hungarian passport) forward Damian Hollis (203-88, college: G.Washington). He played most recently at Centrale del Latte Brescia in Italian Serie A2. In 49 games he averaged impressive 17.1ppg, 7.6rpg and 1.2apg last season. Hollis helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2...   [read more]

LaceDarius
Dunn
Dunn is back at Benfica - 3 days ago

Sport Lisboa Benfica (LPB) added to their roster 29-year old American shooting guard LaceDarius Dunn (193-87, college: Baylor, agency: Three Eye Sports). It is actually his comeback to Benfica as he has played here before in 2012-2013 season. Dunn was most recently at Sigal Prishtina in Kosovan SuperLeague, but left before the season started. The previous (14-15) season he played at Sakarya BSB (TBL) in Turkish league where in 36 games Dunn recorded very impressive stats: 20.9ppg, 5.2rpg,...   [read more]

Arnette
Hallman
Oliveirense inks Arnette Hallman - 4 days ago

U.D. Oliveirense (LPB) agreed terms with 28-year old American (has also Spaniard passport) forward Arnette Hallman (200-88). He played last season at FC Porto in the LPB. In 35 games he had 4.1ppg and 3.5rpg. Hallman helped them to win the league title and the cup. The previous (14-15) season he played at SAP Vaucluse (NM1) in French league where in 30 games he recorded 7.6ppg, 7.7rpg, 2.3apg and 1.6spg. Hallman represented Spain at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 two ye...   [read more]


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