South Africa's basketball community

Day 23: Discipline is spelt T-I-M-E

By on September 23, 2010 in Resources

This article is part of the series “30 days to being a better basketball player“.

"shot clock" by aaronisnotcool, via flickr

"shot clock" by aaronisnotcool, via flickr

Today’s point doesn’t need much explaining but it’s certainly important enough to highlight here.

If you ask any coach what the characteristics of a successful team or player are, there are two words you’ll hear more often than not:

  • respect; and
  • discipline

These encompass a lot of different things, but one thing often overlooked is simply

being on time!

This takes discipline to do consistently, but is one of the most telling signs of respect – for your coach, your teammates and for yourself.

Don’t agree? How do you feel when a friend or teammate pitches up late? If it’s fine with you, then you’re one of the few.

So whether it be for a game, practice or just a friendly shoot around, be sure to discipline yourself enough to at least be on time (or preferably even a bit early).

Go ahead – not only will it build discipline within you (and thereby allow you to develop further as a player), it will set a standard for your team and allow you to focus on “more important” things.

It’s the little things that can make a BIG difference.

Tags: , , , , , ,


If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

Comments are closed.