The Definitive Dozen

Coach Summitt had what she called the Definitive Dozen, which were 12 rules that defined her program and she felt should define every basketball program.
So here they are:

  1. Respect Yourself & Others
  2. Take Full Responsibility
  3. Develop & Demonstrate Loyalty
  4. Learn to Be a Great Communicator
  5. Discipline Yourself So No One Else Has To
  6. Make Hard Work Your Passion
  7. Don’t Just Work Hard, Work Smart
  8. Put the Team Before Yourself
  9. Make Winning an Attitude
  10. Be a Competitor
  11. Change is a Must
  12. Handle Success Like You Handle Failure

Thanks to my dear friend Cindy Bristow for highlighting Coach Summitt’s contribution to the development of athletes and coaches.


Learning losses and lazy losses

How important is to learn from a loss? Not every time you lose it is the same, not every time players take home the lessons every bitter experience offers.
But what is even more dangerous, sometimes you do not learn since you do not lose.
As Bobby says : Even a win could possibly be termed a long term loss.

“Focus on learning to be a player, no matter the outcome on the scoreboard, and you teach the child to enjoy the journey wherever it takes her.”
Quote by Steve Clarfield, Co-author of ” Best of the Best. Women’s Fast Pitch Softball

Thanks to Bobby Simpson for one more good tip in his HIGHER GROUND THOUGHT FOR TUESDAY.