Tia Heggie Basketball – Senior Year

Proud of how Tia played in her senior year of basketball and I am so grateful for the opportunity I have had to coach her.

She was just recently awarded the Regional Offensive Player of the Year and named to the All-Region 1st Team. Hopefully later in the month she will also be recognized at the State level.

2017/18 Stats:

Arizona State 3A Division Ranking
3A Central Region
Ranking
Shooting
23.0 ppg
2
1
Rebounds
6.7 rpg
23
10
Field Goals
187
1
1
Free Throws
172
1
1
3-Pointers
53
4
1
Assists
3.2 apg
15
4
Steals
6.2 spg
2
1
Blocks
0.5 bpg
34
12
Charges Taken
1
Double Doubles
6
13
6

Tia Heggie 2017/18 Highlights

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Kids Basketball Updates

It has been a while since I wrote anything about my kids and our basketball lives but for the last while basketball has kept us very busy.

After breaking his leg and requiring surgery in their last game of football this season we didn’t think that my son, Daxon, would be playing basketball at all this season. But he had a great physio-therapist that worked him hard but also made sure that he didn’t do too much too soon and now we at least have had the opportunity to watch him play in some of the final games this season. Once he received the ok to play it has been good to see his determination and desire to not only get playing again, but to keep getting better. Between both Tia and Daxon we’ve spent hundreds of early morning hours working on their games. But usually I have to wake up and then drag them out of bed. Since Daxon has been playing again we have been going to the gym most mornings for workouts. I get up at 4:30am and when I come out of my room to make sure he’s getting up, he’s usually already sitting in the living room waiting for me. Not only the that, he’s also practicing twice per day with the freshman team and the JV team and then after every game we spend another hour or two in the gym. Season is nearing the end, but if he stays this determined he’s definitely going to be ready to have an impact next season.

Tia is in her senior year and I’ve had the opportunity to be her head coach. We’ve had our ups and downs but overall it has been a great season. Our team has had the cards stacked against us in a number of ways. Because of other commitments we had some of our returning players decide not to play this year. On top of that we have been riddled with injuries. There have been games that we have a total of five girls that can play. But these girls have done a great job fighting and keeping great attitudes. Despite the challenges we’ve had, Tia has had a great season personally and she really loves her teammates. If you look at the entire United States girls high school basketball, at all levels right now she is ranked 173rd in scoring. Out of all of Arizona she is number seven, and in our region she is number one!

Here are her current stats and how she ranks in our region after 24 games:

Scoring – #1 22.5 points per game

Field goals – #1 168

3-Point – #1 47

Free Throws – #1 156 (86 ahead of 2nd place)

Assists – #2 3.1 assists per game

Steals – #2 6.1 steals per game

Charges Taken – #2 0.1 per game

Double Doubles – #4 5 double doubles

Rebounding – #9 6.8 rebounds per game

Blocks – #11 0.5 blocks per game

On January 26 Tia scored 32 points in our last home game of the season. When she scored her 11th point in that game it marked a big milestone. It was her 1,000th varsity career point! The reality is that she achieved it earlier but we only had her 10th grade stats when she played for the Cardston Cougars for the 13 league games that she had. It didn’t include any of their tournament or playoff games. So from her first year of varsity basketball in Cardston we only counted 190 points. Last year at American Leadership Academy (ALA) she played in 17 games and had 346 points, and after 21 games this season she had 485 points. That means that she averaged just over 20 points per game up to that point over the past three years. This year she has had a couple of 40+ point games, including one that was 47 points.

I’m excited to see how we can finish the end of this season and I’m very excited to see where this sport takes her in the future!

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Ashley Corral Performance Training Elite Basketball Camp – ALA Queen Creek AZ

We are so excited to announce that on Monday, September 11, 2017 we will be hosting Ashley Corral at American Leadership Academy in Queen Creek, Arizona for an Elite Basketball Camp from 7pm to 9pm!

 

This camp is open to both boys and girls and is guaranteed to improve your game. For information and details contact Coach Heggie at jeff@kodiakmountain.com

Register today before it fills up!

 

 

Check out some of Ashley’s training at the Chris Hansen SoCal Check Me Out Showcase from the summer of 2017

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Summer of Basketball 2017

One more day and our kids wrap up their first year of school living in Arizona. The move has been great for our family. The kids are experiencing so much and are loving it. Once again as we look forward to summer, it is going to be jammed packed.
Daxon is going to be extremely busy with both football and basketball as he prepares to enter high school. Tia is finishing her junior year and preparing to be a senior. With all she has worked towards in basketball over the years, this summer is going to be one of the most important in determining where she will go on to play after high school.
We live in Arizona, but decided that the best thing for her to do this summer is play for a team she was invited to join that is based out of Los Angelas. The team is the GBL Candace Parker National team. This team is very well coached and their focus is to get their players in front of the college coaches to give them the opportunities to earn a scholarship.
As soon as school ball ended the focus turned to GBL. So we have made a lot of trips from Arizona to California on the weekends for practice and games. GBL is an Adidas sponsored team and follows the Adidas Gauntlet tournaments, in addition to a number of other tournaments. So far they have had the Phoenix Adidas Gauntlet tournament, the US Junior Nationals (USJN) in Irvine CA  and another tournament last week in San Diego.
Their upcoming tournaments are:
June 3-4 Swift Hawaiian Classic in Corona CA

June 17-18 GBL Hosted DII, DIII Viewing Event

July 6-8 Cal Storm Tournament

July 10-12 Adidas Gauntlet Finale – Dallas TX

July 23-25 Brandon Clay’s Peachtree – Atlanta

July 27-29 Adidas Nationals – Atlanta

It has been fun to watch the process as college coaches have been reaching out to her. She has been invited to a number of Elite Camps where the coaches can evaluate her. The challenge has been trying to schedule all of these camps and know which ones to prioritize by how serious the coaches are.  Tia has worked hard to get to where she is basketball. She has also worked hard to keep a 4.0 GPA. I’m confident that all of this hard work will pay off and she will have the opportunity to go on to play at a great school where she can also get a great education.

This video is Tia’s most recent highlight tape comprised of some of her final high school games plus the Phoenix Adidas Gauntlet and US Junior Nationals.

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Alarm Clock Discipline

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Everyone wants to know:
“How can I be successful?”
“What do I need to do to be the best at what I do?”
“How do I get an edge to beat our my competition?”
What’s the answer? Well, there’s an entire industry built on telling you the answer. There are so many resources available to answer your questions.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Think and Grow Rich

How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

The list is endless. There are many more I’ve included in my Reading List, check them out HERE. Or check out the 2,275 books that come up in Amazon when you search “How to be successful” HERE.
But it doesn’t matter how much you know or how much you’ve read if you don’t act.  There are many things that you need to do and things that need to come together for you to be successful, but I know that one thing you need to be successful is discipline. Today I have been thinking about something I call Alarm Clock Discipline.
The more I read, the more I see thoughts and ideas overlapping with different authors. Recently I’ve had three different resources that have made me think about this topic.
In October I wrote a post about The Slight Edge. In that post I wrote:
Out of all the great things that I have learned from this book, there is one concept that stands out more than the others. “The simple things that lead to success are all easy to do. But they are also just as easy not to do.” This concept is hit on throughout the book. It’s the simple, little habits that you do every day that lead to success. The simple, little habits that are easy to do, but just as easy not to do. This phrase runs through my head every single morning now if I want it to or not. I set my alarm for 5am. When it goes off I have two choices. I can slide out of bed, put on my running shoes and go for my morning run. Or I can hit the snooze button, curl up in bed and fall back asleep. I’ve really done both quite a few times in my life. I’m pretty disciplined so getting up early to run or workout usually isn’t a big deal. But I’m not as disciplined in going to bed at a good hour. So some mornings when the alarm goes off at 5am and I’ve only been in bed for a few hours it’s pretty easy to justify skipping the workout that morning and usually hitting the snooze two or three more times after that. But now each morning when my alarm goes off, before I have the opportunity to realize how tired I am, the words, “Easy to do. Easy not to do.” are running through my head. That’s motivation enough to get me going.
Jeff talks about the “little things” a lot. If I hit the snooze and skip my run it likely isn’t going to kill me or have a drastic impact on my health. But the compound effect is always working. It’s either working for us or against us. So as I get out of bed for my workout those actions are compounding with all the other times I take those positive actions. That one workout might not have much of an impact on my health, but compounding them all together will. Just like when I hit the snooze, that action compounds with all the other times I take those actions and works against me.
Basketball is a big part of life in our family and Alarm Clock Discipline is a big deal when we are getting teenagers up at 5:00am for a workout. As would be expected with kids, some days are easier than others, but over the past five years I’m proud to say that Tia and Daxon have put hundreds of hours into working on their game before most kids their age would even consider being out of bed.
I recently sent them the following video to watch from PGS Basketball: 5 Ways to Build Mental Toughness.
Number one on the list: Wake Up Early & Get Out of Bed
I love in this video when he says that by “hitting snooze you are giving into your feelings. When you give into your feelings you will never be special at anything.”
I don’t care if you do or don’t like the sport of basketball. Take five minutes to watch this video, it’s worth your time.
The most recent resource that got me thinking about this topic again was a book that I just finished by Jacko Willing and Leif Babin. The book is Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALS Lead and Win
In the book they say that discipline starts every day when the alarm clock goes off in the morning. The moment the alarm clock goes off is the first test and it sets the tone for the rest of the day. The test is simple. When the alarm clock goes off do you get up out of bed or do you lie there in comfort and fall back asleep.
They go on the explain that if you have the discipline to get out of bed, you win, you pass the test. If you are mentally weak at that moment and you let that weakness keep you in bed, you fail. Though it seems small, whichever decision you make will translate into more significant and substantial elements of your life.
My favorite quote in this book is, “Discipline is the difference between being good and being exceptional.”
How do you become successful? There are many answers to that question. But having Alarm Clock Discipline is a good place to start.

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Basketball Season is Underway!

As I’ve always said, this blog is about my life as a father and husband and not only business. So this post is more related to the things I really love, my family and supporting them in what they do.

 

Our family really enjoys this time of year. The kids are back in full swing of basketball mode and we are doing our best to follow them around to get to all their events. All of my kids are attending American Leadership Academy in Queen Creek, Arizona. Daxon’s season has just got underway (8th grade) and they are 1-1. I’ll have some game tape for him that I’ll share soon.

 

I have the opportunity to help coach Tia’s team. She’s a junior this year and has started out strong. Her stats can be tracked on MaxPreps HERE

 

This past weekend we played in the Holiday Hoops women’s Basketball Tournament in Phoenix and Tia was named to the All Tournament All-Star Team. Our first game was probably her best where she had 29 points, she was 7 for 9 from behind the three point line, had 16 rebounds and 8 steals.

 

It’s going to be a fun year watching both Tia and Daxon, we are really looking forward to it!

 

 

 

 

California For Some Family Time

 

The header of my blog says, The Life of a Father, Husband and Entrepreneur. I use that because my post may jump around a bit. I enjoy writing about the business side of life but the father and husband part of my life are by far the most important to me. That’s why one of my categories is Heggie Life. This is the category that is more focused on family and events than business.

I enjoy the fact that we do a lot together as a family and when one person in our family has an opportunity to do something we can usually find a way to make it a family event. My kids are active and involved in a lot of things. My oldest two, Tia and Daxon, are the most active and I love following them around.

We recently moved from Alberta, Canada to Queen Creek, Arizona for business reasons. My daughter had a basketball coach a few years ago at the Michael Jordan Flight School basketball camp that heard we had moved and he invited her to come to California to play on his basketball team, the Candace Parker GBL Rebels, for the West Coast Fall Exposure Tournament.

It turned out to be a great weekend for the whole family. We were able to spend a day at Corona del Mar, Newport Beach and then two days in the gym watching Tia play basketball.

School basketball will be starting soon for Tia and Daxon. They attend American Leadership Academy in Queen Creek, CAN’T WAIT!

 

 

Tia Heggie – U17 Basketball Alberta

Looking forward to another summer of basketball with Tia playing for Basketball Alberta.

Team Alberta will be playing at the NIKE End of the Trail basketball tournament in Oregon City OR from July 5-8. From there they will head to Langley BC for some exhibition games. They will cap off the year at the Canadian National Championships in Regina SK from July 24-31.

 

 

 

Tia Heggie Basketball Highlights – Spring & Summer 2015

It was another fun summer following Tia around with her basketball. Unfortunately she suffered an early spring broken leg that slowed her down for a while but she healed up and finished strong. She played on the University of Lethbridge PEBL team in the spring and the U16 Basketball Alberta team during the summer.

Now it’s time for an exciting season of volleyball for Tia and football for Daxon!

Western Canada Summer Games 2015 – Wood Buffalo Alberta

We had the opportunity to spend the last week in Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray) Alberta at the Western Canadian Summer Games.  The organizers of the event did a great job. Each event was well organized and the facilities were great. The opening ceremonies were great to watch!

The purpose for us to be at the games was to watch our daughter, Tia Heggie, play with the U16 Basketball Alberta women’s team. We are very proud of Tia and her team. They fought through some tough games and finished fourth overall.

These are some highlights of Tia in her first three games