Every once in a while a video comes along that makes everyone think, and this is one of them! Geno Auriemma is head coach at the University of Connecticut Huskies women’s basketball team. He talks about the body language of players who are not in the game. It is brilliant, at Pro Coaching Academy we think it is so well put. He says:
“Me, we, my coaching staff, we put a huge premium on body language,” Auriemma said. “And if your body language is bad, you will never get in the game. Ever. I don’t care how good you are. If somebody says, well, you just benched (Breanna Stewart) for 35 minutes in the Memphis game a couple of years ago. Yeah, I did. That was to motivate her for the South Carolina game the following Monday? No, it wasn’t. Stewy was acting like a 12-year-old. So I put her on the bench and said sit there.”
Players who have any ambitions of progressing in any sport need to fall in love with the game, for all the right reasons, or they will have no chance of making it, simple as!
Watch the video and let us know what you think, we love it!