I hope basketball fans are finally over LeBron’s ‘Decision’.
One decision as a coach you will never escape; no, check that, make that ‘decisions’ you’ll never avoid, is making them on a daily basis.
Men and women who coach will have many decisions to make, and with these decisions comes a win or lose outcome.
You must make a decision on playing time, discipline, offensive and defensive philosophy just to name a few.
When it comes to playing time, you will always have someone upset regardless of the outcome on the scoreboard. As a coach you will also have to decide on your starters. That too will have some questioning your decisions.
How do you deal with your decisions? Do you ever second-guess yourself? Do you seek outside help? Maybe you have a mentor you bounce things off?
Don’t be afraid to stand for something. Make your decision with confidence. Don’t be wishy-washy.
College guys and gals have a decision to make when it comes to recruiting. High School coaches have tough decisions to make when it comes to cutting players after try-outs.
As a coach, you will have to make decisions that may not be the most popular, but always have a deep belief in your decision. At times that may be a decision to remove someone from the team for one reason or another. Some call it addition by subtraction.
I recall Notre Dame men’s head basketball coach Mike Brey once stating, “as a coach, you have to put out more fires than anything.” Putting out fires usually has to do with making a decision.
Stand by your convictions!