Now that basketball season is over, I have reflected a little bit on the season. I am a slow learner and I think that if the season started right back up again now, I might not really apply all that I have thought about. But here's to positive thinking! :)
Dear Basketball Coach Paige,
They are only 9 and 10 years old. They are not trying to impress college coaches or scouts. No one is looking at you as a possible college coach. Deep breaths might help you make it through the first five minutes-or until you realize how the game is going to go. But even if those deep breaths don't help, remember: THEY ARE 9 and 10!!!
No referee is perfect. No referee is going to call the game exactly the way you want. Busting a blood vessel trying to tell them how to do their job only makes you look ugly. The fact that you made a drastic change in your behavior at Christmas was a great choice. You never had to worry again about getting a technical foul or making a bad impression. Those 9 and 10 year old boys were watching you and they saw you make that change! That is important.
Practice really does matter! I am not a fan of the long practices that Jill calls mainly because I am so tired by the end of the day. But it DOES make a difference. It does matter. The kids made such great strides from the beginning of the season til the end. And that couldn't have happened without practice!!! Jill runs a tight ship....but she is the BEST coach. You should always coach with her!
Post Season Paige
(maybe you should consider taking next year off!!!!
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