Consistent : When you talk to your team you should never send
mixed signals because they will be confused and lost. The players
should always trust you. Coaches should never change their tone of
their voice because it can have a negative tone.
Honesty: Always tell the truth with your players, that way you will
earn the respect of your players. When a player makes a mistake
correct in a positive way or the player will be discouraged.
Be concise: Speak in a manner were the team can understand what
you are trying to communicate to them. Go straight to the point.
F i l Expressions: Coaches can get their message t players without
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saying anything. Players can read a coach emotions by reading their
face. Always have a smile on your face because it can help a struggling
Body language: Coaches body language should show happiness,
energy, and class.
Listen: Coaches have to listen and see the verbal and non-verbal
actions of their players. The more your practice on listening to your
team, the more you will learn about your team.
Be a father to your players
The players should be able to talk to a coach about basketball and
2) Giving words of wisdom that you tell your players will carry with
them in the future.
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Ask hk lf this is i i i t t? Can I make my
players become better men in the future?
Training players off-season
Identify strength and weakness of players: Talk to every player in
your team about their strength and weakness about their game.
Have each player write down a schedule on what things they will
need to do to improve their skills.
Map out your practice schedule: Having a practice schedule will
keep the intensity, focus, and work ethic of each player. It will
improve each player’s skills every practice. Schedule days for
shooting, passing, running, and free throw drills. Coaches
remember they way you practice is the way you play.
Keeping the eye on the prize: Players would work develop work
ethic, and be more committed to play basketball. A committed
player will show the results during a game Players with good work
ethic will be with them forever in life.
Head your team to the locker room: This way your team will not be
di t t d from fans, cheerleaders, and f il Thi will k
f h ld d family. This ill keep your
coaching staff and players focus for the next half of the game.
Let the players rest: Have the players catch their breathes, and in
their body. Do not start yelling at your team because it will affect
how they will play in the second half of the game.
Make adjustments: Tell your team what you will do differently in
the second half . Keep the plays that have been working for your
team in the first half. Do not change too much of your game plan
because players will become confuse and forget what you have
change in the game plan.
Ask questions: Ask your players if they have questions on the new
game plan and if they understood it. The most important thing is
that every player is on the same page.
Positive reinforcement: Give some positive encouragement before
the second half starts so the players will play much harder and
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