Imagine being a player in practice and constantly being yelled at, insulted, made fun of and badgered. Would you respond in a positive way or would you lash out at the person that was bombarding you with negativity? On the flip side, if you were helped along with kind words and advice, and constructive criticism instead of insults, you are far more likely to respond in a better way than you would if you were hit with negativity. It is the job of the coach to not only set the pace of the environment surrounding his team, but to also keep tabs on the vibes around the team and ensure that as much of the negativity is kept out as possible.
While a coach may not always have the most positive responses or opinions, it is the coach’s job to ensure that the players get along and that the feedback given to them from the coach is constructive and not negative or destructive. It may be hard, and occasionally a coach will have to take a personal time out and blow off some steam to ensure that the frustration doesn’t blow over and end up affecting the team.
- FIBA – Coach Svetislav Pesic: Pick & Roll Defense
- FIBA – Coach Zeljko Obradovic: Pick & Roll Offense
- FIBA – Coach Kennedy Hamilton: Teaching Fundamental Drills
- FIBA – Coach Clinic Live Recording
- Review: Coach Godwin’s 80/20 Scorer 3 Disc Set
- A quick heads-up: Coach Dodson’s Link List
- How Coaches can influence Referees
- Someone You Ought To Know: Renee Jimenez
- Someone You Ought To Know: Nikki Caldwell
- Managing your players