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Good defense can force you into bad shots as players become impatient and try to force the issue.
"I told my team that it’s not all negative and they are just like you guys. It was definitely a learning experience."
Anyone can be a hero on any given night – so always be ready.
This steady, relentless pressure over the course of the game will harass and tire the opponent. It will cause the offense to make bad passes and force turnovers that opponents would never make if they were allowed to dribble up the floor uncontested.
As more eyes open to their challenges and struggles more ideas and strategies will emerge to help them succeed not only in-between the lines of the playing field or court but in the lecture halls, science labs, and classrooms as well.
"I was raised to treat others like you want to be treated," Jonathon said. "I just thought Mitchell deserved his chance, deserved his opportunity."
Any player big, medium or small who develops his or her game enough to play the great, extremely competitive sport of basketball at a high level deserves the utmost respect and credit.
PCA National Advisory Board Member and Head Coach for the Boston Celtics, Brad Stevens (@BCCoachStevens) is known as a positive coach.
Keep playing until the offense scores or the defense gets the ball. Award one point for getting the loose ball, and another point for the scores.
The good role player realizes that his or her "time will come." This really takes a special person, because most of us want to be starters ... it takes great maturity to be a good role player.
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