We coaches (should) know how much we can influence those around us, emotionally and otherwise. It's something we also need to teach our players about.
In this entry to my Technical Director's log I talk about some of the things I did during the last couple weeks of practice before the holidays.
Comments from a brain researcher at an exercise science conference speak to the influance of the coaching environment we create on our athletes.
The last couple of weeks of work in my role as Technical Director at Charleston Academy have focused on our coaching and how it can be better.
The level of your players should influence the type of feedback you give them in terms of whether you go more positive or more negative.
While you may not actually care about something someone says to you, for the sake of the relationship - and possible learning - you shouldn't ever say that.
Whose ball is it? This is a question which should be answered before your team steps out on the court through understanding basic principles of seam responsibility.
As much as we may wish it otherwise, players (and teams) don't always play at one consistent level. They have a distribution of performances. This has implications for our coaching.