HoopsPosted: January 29, 2012
I assistant coach my 12 y.o. nephew’s basketball team. Our team is 4-0 and tough.
Yesterday (Saturday) morning, we had the early slot on the calendar: An 8:30 a.m. game against an athletic, heady, competitive team.
Our guys arrived looking like they spent Friday night sweet-talking their girlfriends: Tired and not caring much about basketball.
We quickly fell behind 14-4, and I had the bad “run-out-of-the gym” feeling–so I called timeout.
With relative calm, I told the guys to “stay with [your] man” and “box out” [for those unfamiliar–a term instructed to keep your opponent away from the ball so you can get said ball in your possession].
We started scoring, rebounding, “boxing out”, and defending. We generated some momentum.
The final score? 28-26.
The guys were glad to win, and I was glad that our coaching contributed.
One reason was that our team really started to trust our teammates. You’ll recall that I posted about the importance of that concept.
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Over and out.