As we hit July, I have been reminiscing about the summer basketball camp circuit and the comments " Basketball players are made in the off season!" With that thought I have 6 ideas that will help you become a better player in this off -season. 1. Self evaluation - Accummulate the information from what your coaches have instructed you or told you in practice and meetings. Remember the times you felt uncomfortable on the court and create a list of 3 skills you want to improve.