"My best skill was that I was coachable. I was a sponge, and aggressive to learn." -Michael Jordan
Project Triple Threat - Drew Dawson
What follows are some brief thoughts on four qualities that can separate you. These are observations of mine based on my time as a former D1 point guard and college coach.
• Passion: Very rarely are people highly successful in an area in which they are only moderately passionate. Often times, passion is what drives work ethic. A clear passion - for the game of basketball - is the seed of improvement and performance.
• Winning Habits: "How you do one thing is how you do everything." Building habits that allow for success is an everyday thing.
• Confidence: As a coach, we can only instill so much confidence in our players. There must be a level of self-confidence and self-assurance. Sustainable confidence usually rests on winning habits.
• Good Academics: Being consistent in the classroom not only opens more doors, but it is also a window into the character and maturity of the young person. Coaches want mature student-athletes that understand the value of education and how they can maximize their experiences as a student-athlete to prepare for success in life.