Selfless players…

  • Talk on defense all the time
  • Make the extra pass
  • Show urgency in transition
  • Run hard in sprints
  • Run hard again when their teammate didn’t make it
  • Don’t care who shoots the ball
  • Guard whoever is open
  • Get deflections
  • Clean up the locker room
  • Block out bigger players
  • Take charges
  • Understand the scouting report
  • Don’t put their teammates at risk in study hall
  • Stay vocal and engaged on the bench
  • Challenge their comfort level
  • Don’t care what it looks like
  • Own their mistakes
  • Look at the assistant coaches when they are making a point
  • Make sure their teammates come back on time after a holiday
  • Get on the floor first
  • Don’t have to grab the boxscore after the game
  • Give the ball up on a 2-0 break
  • Don’t get upset when a teammate drops their assist
  • Sprint to helpside
  • Tell their teammate who they are guarding when they are subbed out
  • Turn their homework in on time
  • Can get a workout started on their own
  • Play hard in pick-up
  • Know the name of the custodian who cleans the locker room
  • Love winning drills in practice
  • Don’t worry about the officials
  • Can always be counted on
  • Make good teams great
  • Make great teams special

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