As a coach, you can’t ask for anything more from your players than the 3 E’s.
ENERGY, ENTHUSIASM and EFFORT!
I was watching the Phoenix Suns the other night and they like to ‘mic’ the coaches and players up for TNT and ESPN games. Inside the Suns huddle, head coach Mike D’Antoni had something interesting to say along these lines to his team.
“You can’t control it if your shots don’t go in, but you can control your energy.”
Boy was he right!
Stress the 3 E’s with your team each and every day in practice and I bet it makes all the difference in the world. Sure offense and defense is important, but if you don’t stress and execute the 3 E’s, nothing will work.
Great story on Pitt’s Jamie Dixon, men’s head basketball coach via the Pittsburgh Tribune.
“How you treat people,” Dixon said, “is a reflection of the program and a reflection of the university as a whole. Once you are on the team, you are always part of the family.”