I attended a basketball jamboree over the weekend. There was a coach that was pretty aggressive at correcting her players. She yelled a lot at them.
During one of the timeouts, a player was being yelled at. The player talked back to her coach. During the next time out, the player did not even go to the huddle with the rest of her teammates. She went directly to the bench and sat down.
Recently, I had someone reach out to me to recommend a player to a women’s basketball college program. After reviewing the highlight video provided, I followed up with the individual to let them know the player wasn’t a fit for the school.
Here are the reasons:
Congratulations to the Las Vegas Aces on winning back-to-back WNBA Titles!
Las Vegas closed out the series and won a championship without 2 starters, Chelsea Gray and Kiah Stokes. They also had been without super star veteran and starter, Candace Parker, since July.
When Candace Parker stopped playing in July, someone from the bench had to step into the role as a starter.
When Chelsea Gray and Kiah Stokes were not able to play in the last playoff game, two players from the bench had to step into the starter roles.
That’s a great lesson in recruiting.