Evalution of My Coaches

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Throughout my high school basketball career I experienced several different coaches.

Every new coach brought a different approach to coaching. The varying techniques of coaching

brought about different attitudes and expectations during practices and games. I found that during

practice, coaches had either the nice-guy or the drill sergeant approach. They also had different

methods of coaching during and after the games.

Practices are very important to basketball. If you practice hard and take it seriously, your

team can become successful. All of my coaches in high school took practices seriously. I basically

had two different types of coaches when it came to practice. There was the drill sergeant type,

which had the team line up in the same place every day to do our calisthenics before each practice.

The team captain stood facing the rest of the team and lead us in various stretches and other

warm-ups. The coach was very strict.

No horse play or unnecessary talking or anything else we

knew would make the coach mad. Coach would have us do drills having to do with the plays we

ran during the game. If we made a mistake coach would stop us and make an example of whoever

messed up. He would say, 'Did everyone see what Bryan just did? That is what you should not

do.' He would then gripe a little and after that we would continue our practice. I feel that this

method of coaching during practice made my teammates and I closer as a team during the game,

but we always dreaded practice. I prefer the nice-guy coaching method during practice. This

makes practice more fun. The coach is serious about making our team better, but he realizes that

people are not perfect. During calisthenics he would talk to us about our day...