My main focus in being the coach of this team for me is to make sure that every player, not just the "good ones", understand and learn every aspect of the game. I teach all the fundamentals that these young men need to become a successful player on a successful team. I take pride in the fact that all of my players, LEARN THE GAME THE EUROPEAN WAY and not the AAU way.
My main goal of being a coach, is to make every kid a BASKETBALL PLAYER, not a scorer. As a coach, I believe you need every kid on the team to understand the game, before you can have a TEAM!
When I first started, I noticed that every kid had a different way on how they wanted to shoot layups, so my first three weeks of this team was just getting the all the kids to shoot layups the correct way. During this time, I realized I truly loved teaching kids and that they really responded to what I was saying.
The reason I say this, I started with five kids about 8 years ago, now I have two teams and 20 players. I must be doing something that they like!
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