I mentioned previously about three keys to my philosophy. Three is a very powerful number, which we'll explore in a future post. The three elements I am referring to are the cornerstones to my philosophical triangle: Loyalty, Accountability, and Work Ethic.
- We must understand that relationships are #1!
*The object of coaching is people
*Players will remember the bonds they create with each other more than any wins and losses.
- Cultivate a family atmosphere
*An "Us against the world" attitude
*Individuals must know that they are not alone in any endeavor
- We must know how to handle success and failure
*Know the differences between success and excellence
*Celebrate successes as a team
*Create a safe environment where failure to try is the only failure
- Players must understand when they are competing with others or themselves
- Demonstrate the difference between desire and commitment
- Demonstrate poise and self-control
- Reflect responsibility and character
-Responsibly manage time
- Understand that perception is reality
- Learn and practice leadership
*Know the difference between serving and controlling
*Everyone has the opportunity to lead in some capacity
- Play Hard, Play Smart, Play Together (Dean Smith)
- Set and meet goals
*Dream big - step by step
*Directive Affirmation - Individual statement of growth and improvement
*Composure and emotional control
*Assist to turnover ratio
*Personal fouls ratio
- Become "coachable"
*Develop a teaching strategy that will engage various learning styles
*Players need to develop an attitude that allows one to be coached and/or taught
*Listen to what is said; don't just hear (Bob Knight)
*See what is being taught; don't just look (Bob Knight)
*Understand the concepts; don't just know (Grant Wiggins)