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Getting to the highest levels in sports takes more than a dream. There are essential ingredients needed to make it to leagues like the WNBA. The biggest stars in the game talk about their secrets to success.

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Elena Delle Donne – Washington Mystics

“Remember to always make time for other activities so you don’t get burned out. By doing other sports, you pick up skill sets that you can apply to basketball that will separate you apart from other athletes.” As told to SI for Kids.

Sue Bird – Seattle Storm

“What separates athletes isn’t always talent. That is a huge component and honoring your skills must be part of your regimen. But being in the best shape possible is also a major piece of the puzzle. Skill can be affected if you are fatigued. But if you’re never tired, your skill is only enhanced.” As told to Whoop.

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Diana Taurasi – Phoenix Mercury

“Stay in the moment. Enjoy every moment and don’t get ahead of yourself. Everybody wants to
get to the top quickly and you can forget to go through the process. And that’s the only way you can get to the top and be the best player you can be.” As told to Eastbay.

Jewell Loyd – Seattle Storm

“Always be open-minded and always use your voice. Use your energy and always talk even if you have to come out of your comfort zone. It’s a good trait to have and it’s always helpful in getting to know your team.” As told to Nike sports.

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