How To Build Trust With Your Coach

Sept 28, 2016

Basketball Players. A new season is approaching and we hope that brings you a renewed sense of energy and excitement. A new season brings new opportunities. An opportunity to make a team, to be a starter, to win a championship. An opportunity to be a leader, to handle adversity, to rekindle your joy for the game. Remember, it’s up to YOU. Are you going to make this your BEST season yet?

A great starting point is to build increased trust with your coach. The relationship you build with your coach will greatly determine your level of success as an athlete. Here are 3 practical ways to do that:

1. Be Coachable

“The moment you think you know it all is the moment you stop improving.”

This season be a sponge. Soak up every piece of information and coaching you get to continually learn and improve your game. Adopting a know it all attitude will very quickly end your basketball career. If Lebron James, Kevin Durant, and Steph Curry are constantly seeking out and finding new ways to improve, then it makes sense for a 15-17 year old high school player to do the same.

2. Be Committed

“Success looks easy to those who weren’t around when it was being earned”

Show up early. Work hard. Work harder. Do extra reps. Stay late. Coaches notice everything and they will definitely notice the extra time you invest into your game. If it was easy everyone would do it. Stay committed and do what others won’t. Enjoy the process of becoming great and the results will come.

3. Be Consistent

“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, it’s what we consistently do”

Coaches loves consistency. Average players operate during times of convenience. Great players operate during times of inconvenience. You’re tired, you’re sore, you’re having a bad game, you’re coach is getting on you, you’re not getting any calls. These are all things that happen multiple times a season if not daily for an athlete. How will you respond in times of adversity? Can you consistently show up as a champion and bring tremendous hustle, energy, focus, and toughness even during times of inconvenience?

Be coachable. Be committed. Be consistent. Build trust with your coach and watch your game go to a new level this teason!

Written by Impact Hoops Owner/Head Director Jon Schmidt.

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