Basketball is not my forte. I coach
and my talents are best spent on the less experienced.
It’s not at all that I have superior skills to boast. I have
no great jump shot or Euro step lay up for my charges
I do understand fundamental tactics and how to make these
Still, the kids have to play and make lots of mistakes, then play more
play on, play harder, keep playing.
Then a light goes on. They make two great passes
in a row.
They score after 3 rebounded shots.
The get a steal and a fast break
and make the lay up
And the crowd goes wild!!
When I’m on the bench my job
is to stay positive, keep pointing out the good stuff,
showing my faith in their ability
to be better next time
over and over again.