Re: Players playing like robots

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Posted by h00pzdad on November 14, 2018 at 10:04:20:

In Reply to: Re: Players playing like robots posted by Concerned Coach on November 14, 2018 at 07:52:12:

: The bigger problem is parents who don't know their role, support your child and the life lessons she should be learning and not bashing the coach If you are so qualified, apply for the job the next time it comes open and lets see how many hours you're willing to put in during 12 months for a $3500 stipend. Let's see, $300 a month, $75 dollars a week....barely fills the gas tank!!!! I'm sure if the others players can shoot efficiently and actually help the coach wants to win and would let them shoot, but remember, 10 players and only 1 ball, at every single moment, 9 others are doing something besides shooting!!!!!

: Sincerely yours,

: Just Another Old Head

I think probably what you are seeing is players who are not used to playing organized basketball so they go through the motions and run the play all the way through without much understanding of what they are doing and why, and they don't know how to get their shot in the halfcourt without resorting to 1v1 play. Unfortunately, this is what we get when we allow kids to play rec-level ball throughout their youth and high school career without ever holding them accountable to playing a team game. Geno from UConn has commented about this many times.

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