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An experienced NCAA Division I women's
basketball coach, Kelly Greenberg
previously served as the longtime head
coach at Boston University. Her coaching
background also includes a tenure as head
coach of the University of Pennsylvania
women’s basketball team, which she led to
an Ivy League championship and an
appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
On the basketball court, teamwork is key
Teammates need to be able to communicate with a
glance across the court and respond to one another
without stopping to converse. No team can do this
without extensive team-building efforts. The process
of team building begins with each player knowing
what her role is on the court and accepting that role,
which leads to a unified squad better able to play
Similarly, good team building stems largely from good
leadership. A coach should be a person that players
can trust to have a fair and effective plan in place,
and who rewards hard work.
Five-on-five games with fellow players as
coaches can help a team to better
understand the relationship between player
and coach while also developing a sense
of the coach's role and why it is important.
These exercises combine well with a
coach's encouragement of team bonding
and one-on-one conversations between a
coach and individual players, both of
which remind athletes that they are valued
members of the team.