The game of basketball, or any sport for that matter is very emotionally demanding. Especially, if you are passionate about your sport as much as I am. I spent 10 years of my life playing organized basketball, and I've only gotten one technical foul in all of those years. The technical foul that I did receive, was not because of mouthing off at the refs, like most players. The technical I received was because of unsportsmanlike conduct. I swatted this kids during an AAU tournament, then walked over his body. At the time it felt good, but overtime I realized I disrespecting the game that I love. So Learn how to control your attitude. Basketball is a metaphor for life. Having a good attitude on the court should correlate to having a good attitude off the court, especially in the classroom and in public. Coaches look for players who are coachable. Being coachable means that you are willing to learn because you have your attitude in check. So be different, be Chosen, because thats who you are!
When I played basketball for Liberty High School, Feather River College, And Simpson University, my EFFORT was never questioned. I was always the hardest worker on my team. Honestly, if it was not for my effort, I wouldn't have been able to play college basketball at my size (5'8). I truly believe that height doesn't matter, its about the size of the heart not the size of the player. The reality is that there are many kids out there with cancer and various other diseases. If you don't have any one else to play for, then play for them. But do not disrespect the game of basketball by not competing and working hard on the court. Don't ever say that you can't do it. For we can do all things through Christ that strengthens us (Philippians 4:13). Always Remember that YOU are chosen, thanks for reading. Go and share with someone who loves the game.
-Coach Jermaine AKA "Chosen"
6/14/2017 10:10:29 pm
Thanks for making me realize that hight isn't everything. It's what type of effort and attitude I put into the game that I love.
11/7/2018 07:20:30 pm
From this post I realized all aspects of basketball can help me in life.
11/7/2018 08:27:46 pm
I believe that the size of the heart in the player matter more than the size of the player. And we should all have our attitude in check because it'll help us learn things better. Also we should try our hardest in the court.
11/7/2018 08:42:21 pm
Attitude and effort I believe can help you on and off the court. This can help you have a better response to something bad happening during a game. Effort as well helps you on and off the court by having you try your best and have the best possibility of success.
Vangerald C Del Valle
11/8/2018 03:20:20 pm
I remember in 8th grade where I got my first technical foul. Sadly the foul was on me cursing at my teammate to passing the ball. I later realized that I'm not only affecting myself and team, but for the school I played for.
11/12/2019 07:54:11 pm
As I stated last year, I still believe that if you put all your effort and try your hardest, you’ll be the best player you can become.
11/12/2019 07:55:35 pm
This gives me hope, knowing that I can be coachable, an can improve on my game.
11/12/2019 08:01:14 pm
Knowing that I stay in my book, I believe that I can stay in the game as hard as I do outside the game! I will always go for not 100%, but for 110% always got to be ahead of the game!!
11/12/2019 08:26:36 pm
This article shows a great example of what a player should be like and hope to be like because in the long run being smart is the best thing u can be in a game and having discipline is what’s going to make a champion.
11/12/2019 08:58:01 pm
I believe that your attitude outside of the court, will always show on the court. I also think it's better to have someone with no skill but puts in a lot of effort, than someone with skill but gives half the effort thats needed, because at the end of the day the guy that puts in more effort will progress and show much more potential.
11/12/2019 09:00:10 pm
To become the best player you can be you have to be a champion on and off the courts. To be a champion you have to dedicate yourself to the sport
11/13/2019 08:33:03 am
I heavily relate to the writers of these articles as my body isn’t exactly built for basketball either. I know I’m not the most skilled player so I let me attitude and hard work speak for me on the court. I want to have the mentality of a champ and learn what I can this year from coach so I can improve.
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