Posted by Coach on December 04, 2018 at 10:39:51:
In Reply to: Re: Push your players posted by No talent players must be benched on December 04, 2018 at 08:38:57:
: : Push you players coaches. Don't allow them to get complacent with their game. The game is evolving to where everyone must be able to handle the rock, shoot, make sound decisions, rebound, and play defense (I'm sure I missed a few). Don't lose games because your system only allows for a few players to become special on the offensive end of the court while others are mechanic in nature. Not bringing much to the table, in terms of helping the ball club win, other than being a robot on the floor (i.e. scared to dribble, doesn't look at the rim ever, gets pulled when he/she makes one mistake. And the list goes on).
: : Let's have the players best interest in heart. Let's begin to develop everyone's game and implant in their mindset that anyone of our players, on any given night, might be asked to do something he/she doesn't feel comfortable doing out there on the court. Get over your fears players...coaches we ask that you begin to help them do so.
: :Can't win with them .
I've always wondered about coaches that have such a short leash that everyone besides the top 2-3 guys are scared to do anything.. dribble? bench shoot? bench make a pass that may actually set up a teammate? bench Make one mistake? bench Then the star player(s) miss 4 shots in a row, turn the ball over, play weak defense, etc and no one says a word. Who wants to play in a system like that? I've been on the sideline for 20+ years and I've always believed that if you limit players, at some point you're going to need them to contribute (injuries, foul trouble, grades, quitters, etc) and they won't have any ability to help because you've limited them to a screening only roll or a get out of the way roll. Encourage the kids to get better. Teach them to rely on each other and to carry their share of the weight. Do I want player #9 taking 10 shots? No. But if he takes 1 shot and misses and I freak out, next time he won't look at the rim and therefore the defense doesn't have to account for him.
What are the things I demand? Effort. Being a great teammate. No kid wants to turn it over or miss a shot- why coach in a manner where there afraid that if that happens they won't get another chance?
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