Maybe you want a bigger role on your team when our seasons start back? Want to go from second seat on the bench to crucial starter? There are certain things coaches look for from players to trust them on the floor for big minutes and big moments. You can become this player with the right mindset and attention to skill!
-Bring energy and play fearless! Be a player who hustles on defense and does the little things (like box out, rebound, be a great help defender, keep the ball in front of you).
-Coaches want players who take care of the ball. Can you handle pressure? Can you pass? Turnovers can be major swings in a game.
-Know the difference between a good shot and a not so good shot. If you can create good shots for your team (layups, open, rhythm jumpers) and avoid taking bad shots, you will be more valuable.
-Be a shot maker. Hit open shots and make layups around the rim. Building this skill is on you, and it will help separate you when you can bring everything else above.
Shane Battier, former Duke star and NBA player, discussed how he wanted his coach to feel about his minutes on the floor. He said “I want to make my coach sweat when he leaves me on the bench.” He wanted the coach to feel his absence on the floor when Battier subbed out. Can you bring this energy, defensive intensity, and smart play to your team at a higher level?
Of course you can...get to work!
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