Clear and Concise
Is Your Philosophy Clear and Concise?
- If you can’t remember it, your team can’t remember it.
- It’s difficult to be truly passionate about a lot of things.
- Even if you are, you can’t emphasize everything all the time.
- If nothing is important….
- If everything is important, then nothing is important.
You aren’t coaching a team of elite players. They don’t have elite skill sets, elite basketball IQs, or elite intangible qualities. Maybe they are good for your conference or your region, but they probably aren’t elite.
You might have one or two players who are pretty good. They probably aren’t elite and the rest of your team probably isn’t either.
If you win every game by 50 points, your players aren’t that good. If you lose every game by 50 points, maybe they are that bad. Either way, you have to keep it simple so they know what is expected of them. Your job is to develop players into elite players. If they are already elite, they should probably be playing for somebody else.
For a player, becoming elite doesn’t mean you can do fancy ball handling drills. Becoming elite means you are elite at the most basic things. As a coach it’s the same principle, an elite philosophy is basic.