The Edge is in the Mind

Taken from “What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School” by Mark McCormack.

·      It’s our job, it’s their game. Even the most dedicated players will never   take it as seriously as coaches do.

·      It’s not what you teach it is what you emphasize that they will remember.

·      Players want discipline, direction, and purpose.

·      Repetition with variety leads to proper habits.  Re-teach if necessary.

·      There will always be problems—it is our number one job as coaches to solve them and to manage each crisis.

·      Wins and losses do not determine success.

·      Are you spending your basketball practice time and individual development workout time on the things that make the biggest difference in games?

·      Your team will play their games almost exactly like the basketball practices you run.

·      Good teams and players give first and second efforts, great teams and players give third and fourth efforts.

·      Coach K builds a culture at Duke rather than a team.

·      Becoming fundamentally sound will make you a consistent player.

·      THE EDGE IS IN THE MIND is directed to players, but is applicable to us coaches as well.

 

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