Take a moment to answer the questions below. I promise you will become a better coach!
It really is this simple...
1 - How can you get more shots than your opponents?
HINT: How can your team get more rebounds than your opponents? How can your team commit fewer turnovers than your opponents?|
HINT: How can you get more lay ups? How can you get more uncontested shots? How can you develop better shooters?|
HINT: Improve your defense by keeping the ball as far from the basket as possible and contest all shots.|
5 - How can you teach more life lessons to your players and set a better example?
6 - What are the most important character building qualities to teach your players?
7 - If the players on your team were your own children, what would you want them to get out of this experience?
8 - How can you motivate your players?
9 - How can you improve teamwork and the attitudes of each player?
These are the 9 most important questions you should be asking yourself. That's it.
Basketball really is this simple. It's a simple game. Don't make it too complicated. Stick with simple tactics that will help you improve in each of these areas.
When you stop to think, the only thing you can do to win is... shoot a higher percentage than your opponent and/or take more shots than your opponent.
That's all you can do. When you start thinking in those terms, the game becomes really simple. And your priorities become very clear.
How much time do you waste in practice doing things that do NOT greatly impact one of the 9 areas mentioned above?
I'll bet the answer is more than you want to admit. Save these questions and refer to them once a week. This will keep you focused on the important things and make your practices very efficient.
Hope this helps.
What do you think about about these questions? Please share your thoughts.