Excuses hurt teams, not just because they waste time and kill team morale (and a coach’s morale), but because they reveal that the player making them has a very off-line focus. An excuse-maker can’t possibly be using his energy thinking about how to enhance what is going on or about to go on because, obviously, he is putting his time into explanations and justifications.
Today we have some tough competition for youth sports: technology. Hours, days, weeks, months, and years are going by and the use of social networking sites continues to grow. I believe in the power of social media and I know its benefits, but it seems to be taking over many people’s lives.
Anytime you have something to do, it feels good to have a method or formula that you can count on – a foolproof scheme that cannot be denied. When you have it, suddenly you have the terrific ingredient so often talked about: confidence.
Rick Torbett has a few words to say about PGC Basketball.
THINK THE GAME
Join us this summer and discover how to become a playmaker, lead your team, and run the show.
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One of the great pleasures that comes with being involved in PGC Basketball is getting to interact with basketball coaches and players who desire championship-level growth in their game. Because of that, I often find myself reflecting on ‘what’ we teach and ‘why’ we teach it.
What does it take to truly become the leader of your team? Why can’t you afford to ‘mind your own business’ on a basketball team driven to winning championships? What are the crucial keys to bringing out the best in your teammates?