After two grueling nights of summer league coaching (one where I taught two teams at once) what I just can’t comprehend is why my girls aren’t trying. They seem to improve every practice, but I always sense that they don’t really want this. I can deal with low skill level, but it is the most frustrating thing in the world to deal with girls who aren’t trying. One bad play and the entire team gives up. I mean, my high school team had a similar skill level, but we tried. They complain about having to play freshman teams (when most of my girls are sophomores) which we all know we can defeat, and yet they are defeated by their attitude. I can teach skill, but how do I teach desire?
Sorry for the rant, but it hurts so bad to watch my girls loose to teams that are worse then them, not because skill but because attitude. Anyways, I won’t coach again until late July or early August. Hopefully institute will help me correct anything I may be doing wrong and teach me how to instill desire.
Speaking of Institute today is the first day of Induction! I am leaving in just over an hour. I am trying to finish pre-institute work, get ready, and double check my packing (space bags rock by the way!). I am really excited and nervous to start. I can not believe this day is actually here after mentally preparing for starting TFA in November. I have a feeling it is going to be a great and intense summer.