Basketball Coaching: 4 Words Every Athlete Needs to HearBy Doug Campbell, Dr. Dish Basketball
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This article was submitted by Doug Campbell of Dr. Dish Basketball, makers of the Dr. Dish Shooting Machine.
Coaching basketball is a difficult job. It can be stressful and demanding. Few know the number of hours a high school coach invests trying to get to a conference championship, a section title, or God willing, a state title! Managing the team, the parents and the Athletic Director can create an environment full of frustration or even anger. Along the way, it's easy to forget about the needs of the athlete. These 4 simple words can do wonders for your athletes and your program:
"I believe in you"
Coach John Beilein
Not every athlete is going to be a superstar or even get playing time, but every athlete deserves to feel like they're worthy and that they contributed to the team. The reward for the high school coach is greater than winning games, it's the knowledge that they are helping to build strong, confident, secure men and women who will contribute to society in a positive way. People who will pass along those values to their spouses, their children, their co-workers and maybe even to their team in the future.
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