As a basketball coach, we believe the most important thing is for you to make a positive impact on your players' lives!
Why else would you coach basketball? We believe this is the most important thing and should be your number one priority.
Coaches have a huge influence on their players and have a tremendous opportunity to make a positive impact.
Here are some articles and ideas to help you make a bigger impact on your players' lives...
Make it Part of Your Coaching Philosophy
To make a positive impact it all starts with establishing your philosophy and priorities as a coach.
Your philosophy is what guides you as a coach and keeps you focused on the right things. If making a positive impact is part of your documented philosophy, there's a good chance you'll make a difference. Making a positive impact isn't a some of the time thing, it's an all the time thing.
There should be traces of "positive impact coaching" in everything you do. Otherwise you're just kidding yourself and not truly serious about making an impact.
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(Coaches should print this article and reference it daily... great reminders and advice. A must read!)
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