Moving right along with our 90 day improvement plan. I was named boys head varsity basketball coach at East Lansing High School in East Lansing, Michigan. Our number one priority is to get the program back on the right track and make our way to the top. It’s a great league (CAAC Blue) with some very good coaches so it’s going to be tough. But we’re going to get everyone on board and make this community proud of its basketball team.
Day 4 – Know Your Role, Do Your Job
Players on a basketball team need to be told their role on the team. They need to hear from the coach. If you are here to share the ball, you share the ball. If the coach needs you to rebound, you rebound. If the coach needs you to come off the bench, you come off the bench.
Not every player on a team can be the star.
Find your niche. Help the team anyway you can. Rebound, defend, become a better passer, share the ball, screen harder, cut harder, work your tail off in practice, take coaching, don’t fight it. Don’t get upset when you get removed from a game. Become a better teammate-pull for others. Don’t be jealous. It’s not always going to be your time to shine.
If you concentrate on an area of the game and improve, you’ll give your team a better chance to win. All players have something to contribute. You can become a better shooter, a better ball handler and a better free-throw shooter. Overall, become a better teammate and take an interest in how the team does as opposed to how many points you score or how many minutes you play!
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