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.