Why You Should NOT Set Goals and What Really Drives Winning - a Great Video to Share at Preseason Meetings
Check out this great video by Brett Ledbetter. You will learn what some of the best basketball coaches believe drives winning. It may surprise you.
This includes coaches like Brad Stevens, Muffet McGraw, the late Don Meyer, Coach K, Bill Self, Sherri Coale, Jim Boeheim, Billy Donovan, Tom Izzo, and many more great coaches.
We believe this is a great video to share with parents at preseason meetings or even during the season.
As Brett says in the video, process drives the result. And character drives the process. So character drives the results.
Or in other words, character drives winning. Of course, this is in addition to talent.
Here are the character skills mentioned:
Performance: Hard working, competitive, positive, focused, accountable, resilient, confident, energetic, disciplined, motivated.
Moral: Unselfish, honest, respectful, appreciative, humble, loyal, trustworthy, encouraging, socially aware, caring.
How We Accidentally Learned This In 2009 From Another 1,000 Win Coach!
Coach Dan Miles of Oregon Tech has won 1,040 games and 3 national championships at the college level. Coach Miles is currently 4th on the all-time wins list for all divisions in menís college basketball.
However, Coach Miles hasnít always had this type of success.
Coach Miles told us in an interview that he made a conscious decision to change his recruiting approach. He stopped taking chances on highly talented kids with questionable character. Instead, he started recruiting high-character kids from winning programs.
Prior to this change, Coach Miles had success. He won 65% of his games.
However, ever since he made this change, his program took a big leap into becoming a national power at the NAIA level over the last two decades.
Since Coach Miles made this change, he has won nearly 80% of his games and won 3 national championships.
The crazy thing is that Coach Miles does this while at a disadvantage to his competition! He does not have as many scholarships as other colleges to offer. He only gets four scholarships while his competition gets six scholarships.
Anybody who has coached at the college level knows how big of a difference this can make.
Well, we hope this video helps you focus on the right things to take your program to the next level.
And more importantly, we hope it helps you develop the character traits that will produce great human beings that make a positive impact in this world.
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