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4. Basketball Players will do in the games by habit what they learn, rehearse, and are held accountable for in practice. If a coach allows cutting corners in practice, that is what s/he will get in games. Don Meyer says that coaches can be demanding without being demeaning. We believe that type of interaction with players is imperative to success. For example, we believe that placing the ball under your chin after a rebound is an important fundamental. Therefore, in practice situations we blow the whistle and call a turnover if a player falls to chin a rebound. By consistently demanding that basketball fundamentals be executed, you will begin to see it occur more frequently. We want to create the mindset that doing things properly leads to increased success.
5. The players’ goal for each basketball practice should be to improve themselves for the good of the team. A coach’s goal should be to instill that goal in the players and plan practice to make it happen. Spend time making sure that your players see that as their goal.
6. Everyone involved in your basketball practice must know the expectations that you have as a coach for the level of performance and effort. Frustration and conflict which lead to team turmoil are always present when players individually and the team collectively are being coached to a higher standard than they are currently able to reach. The tension can be reduced greatly when everyone knows what the expectations are and why those expectations are so high.
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