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Practice Expectations

As a basketball player you must realize that your natural ability can only take them to a certain level; whether or not you can exceed that level will depend upon the effort that you put forth practicing and improving.

Practice Scrimmage

1. Be on time to practice. Never miss a practice unless excused prior to the practice. If late, report before dressing. Never leave the floor without permission.

2. Take proper care of self and equipment. Keep a neat practice appearance and use proper conduct. No profanity.

"A second-rate person cannot make a first-class player."

3. Be in top physical condition. You are only as good as your legs. Stress proper diet and rest.

"Don't expect to soar with the eagles, if you hoot with the owls."

4. Concentrate -- Listen and learn. When a coach blows his whistle, immediately hold all balls and give full attention.

Move quickly to get in position for each drill.
When activity is stopped to correct an individual, or a team, pay close attention in order that you will not require the same correction.

5. Give your best effort at all times. No one steps on the floor without full hustle attitude. Come to Play!

Prepare for the best. Improve every day.
Build correct techniques form the start. Physical habits do not change during a game.

"Great teams are a result of the best players being the hardest workers."

6. Make your teammates better.Team success is in direct relationship to individual sacrifice.

Praise and encourage your teammates. Acknowledge every assist, good rebound, and good defensive play.
Make your opponents targets, not your teammates. Avoid any criticism, alibiing or complaining.

7. Play through adversity. Possess the ability to bounce back and don't let a bad call or mistake ruin your game.

"You may have some bad moments but never a practice."

Defensive stops erase or cancel all turnovers and bad calls no matter had bad!


"If you give anything less than your best, you're not only cheating yourself, your coaches, your teammates, and everything athletics stand for, you're cheating the Maker who gave you that talent." --- Vince Lombardi