Swallow Your Pride
As a member of your basketball team it is important to make sure that you always have a “team first” attitude! The easiest way to become the “bad apple” of the bunch is to be selfish and have a “me first” mentality when playing the game of basketball. It is important to “Swallow Your Pride” and put your teammates first in all situations. Think carefully about what you do on and off the court because the decisions you make not only affect you, they also affect your teammates. This same approach needs to be applied when your coach tells you something that you do not agree with. Instead of going against what he is suggesting, trust his judgment and listen! Swallowing your pride takes a lot of strength, and is a skill that is developed overtime. It doesn’t happen overnight so be sure to work hard at mastering it everyday!