Playing basketball teaches everything you need to succeed in life, including teamwork, discipline, commitment, dedication, and the value of hard work.
The most successful players don’t just put the ball in the basket—they apply what they’ve learned to their own lives so they can be successful on and off the court.
John Berry, who has coached for more than twenty years, shares basketball tips infused with life lessons in this guidebook to the game and life. Lessons include:
When the coach screams at a player, the player tunes out the words. When the coach whispers, the player strains to hear.
If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough. Your teeth should be chattering. Go for it. The sky is the limit.
Emulate the janitor—first in, last out, works hard, does the dirty work, no expectation of limelight or praise. This is the ultimate team player.
Critics, doubters, pessimists—they’re all insignificant. All that matters is what you believe. Believe in yourself.