There have been situations in my coaching career, where I’ve really messed things up, and saying “I am sorry!” in a sincere way was the only thing I could do to solve the situation. I don’t want to get into much details. Instead I’d like to share with you how you could go forward and apologize, if you screwed up.
Coaching is more than science. It is an art. You can have all the knowledge in the world and yet fail if you don’t adjust your methods to the subjects you are coaching. You can’t possibly teach a butterfly to swim, but you can always teach it to fly higher. Nobody argues with the fact that most coaches have a deep knowledge of their sport, but it’s a long way from mastering a sport to delivering this knowledge to others. The world is in continuous evolution, and our generations evolve with it. Let’s take a look at the different generations we can find in the gyms.
Coachable basketball players are respectful, maintain a positive attitude and demonstrate excellent behavioral traits to improve their basketball skills for the team’s greater benefit.
Are you such a coachable basketball player?
With all of the countless hours that you spend working out, practicing and playing basketball, it can be quite difficult to maintain the right attitude at all times that is needed to improve, grown and learn as a player. At times, it can be hard to hear about the errors and mistakes you have made out on the basketball court. This can especially be true if it happens to be a skill that you have worked on for a long time such as overhead passes or your shooting footwork. Either you are having a hard time executing the move how your coach wants it to be performed, or you thought you had improved but you hadn’t.
I have always put great store in the saying champions don’t have an off-season. I’ve let it influence my career as a coach, and it’s why I usually call springtime and summer the “improvement season” at my club. I want to see my players working hard at building up their skills during these times. To motivate them properly, I believe in leading by example. I try to improve my talents as a coach and help make our program stronger during the so-called off-season.
Whenever a season ends, I take the time to plan carefully out exactly how I intend to strengthen our program over the coming months. I review it with my fellow coaches thoroughly and ensure that we will all be working towards long-term improvements for our club. Here are some suggestions you can use to work up your off-season plans.