For any athlete, there are three important pillars—preparation, practice, and perseverance. Setting goals and inspiring everyone with these three qualities, professional basketball player Tim Barnes has become one of the most successful players in today’s time. Known by his full name, Timothy Jacob Barnes, the sports personality has often emphasized the need for the overall well-being of an individual. While decoding his incredible success, the American professional player revealed the secret behind his larger-than-life persona. Tim has been a firm believer in the 5-game strategy.
In other words, he has set up five strategies, or we can say different ways, to keep himself pumped up on the court. The first and foremost is the rigorous practice. According to Barnes, any player must practice beforehand as the more they practice, the more confident they become for any game. “Try to practice in-game actions, and make sure you get plenty of shots up”, says Tim. Along with practice, the right kind of nutrition is the key. Before any of his games, Tim makes sure to eat healthy meals filled with high-protein. He often stays hydrated and drinks Gatorade during and after the game. He treats his body as an investment rather than considering it as a liability. The third aspect he believes in is to play and enjoy the game to the fullest.
When asked about what makes him one of the finest players today, Tim revealed, “I believe in doing your best. Whatever role you have in the team, do your best. At times, you might have a low day but make sure to not let it affect your game. Great players don’t only play to win, but they also play to enjoy the game and give their best participation.” He further stated that when a player gives it his all, victory gradually follows. Moreover, the most important quality any sportsman must have is the ability to be a team player. “When you are on the court, give your blood and sweat in the game. When you are not, cheer your teammates. Motivation and encouragement is what everyone needs to reach one step closer to victory”, quoted Tim Barnes.
Another strategy Tim ardently follows is listening to his coach and other teammates. As a player, he has never tried doing things on his own. Instead, he listens and gives other coaches and players a chance to understand what they have to offer. “It is the job of a coach to guide you, and it will redirect you towards your goal,” Barnes added. An alumnus of Southland College Prep Charter High School in Richton Park, Tim Barnes has been a record-holder by being the first student from school to earn the athletic and academic scholarship. He has set the team’s record with 1,017 points, 542 assists, and 357 three-pointers. Besides being the best in the game, he has captivated the attention of many brands like McDavid USA, The Hooplife Brand, Gasavio, and Powerhandz, thus becoming a notable name among other basketball players.