Maintaining high motivation within a basketball team throughout the entire season can be a challenge. The season's ebbs and flows can be a challenging maze to navigate, with diverse dynamics and expectations from seasoned starters to fresh recruits. Expand your basketball wisdom with two exclusive clips from two of the top D1 coaches in the game, Coach McDermott of Creighton and Coach Meier of the University of Miami. Check out the videos below for their insights on what it takes for players and coaches to ignite and sustain motivation.
empowering your team
Coach McDermott recognizes the dynamics: typically, the starting five players are content with their positions, while those on the bench, often 7 or 8 players, may not be as satisfied. However, he underscores the critical importance of fostering unity within the entire team, ensuring that everyone is prepared to step up at any given moment.
Coach Meier wants all her players to have competitive joy when they play! There is always going to be hard work involved when chasing your basketball dreams but it's important to remember what got you started in the first place. Brush off mistakes and have that next play mentality.