First three parts:
- Collective Responsibility
4th Finger of the Fist = “Caring”
What do you see when you look at the person next to you? Do you see him as as…
Do you get to know your teammates for who they really are as a person or only as a basketball player?
Nothing demonstrates that you care about people more than spending personal time with them. The more it’s a one on one encounter the better.
It’s more than “I care about you as a person.” It’s also about “I care about the job I’m doing on the basketball court.” It’s caring about the individual, caring about the team, caring about our image of as a team off the court, caring about high-performance, about excellence. It’s also about caring about winning – about being the best you can be.
Caring springs people to action – it causes people to work harder – to screen/block out/take a charge/get on the floor for loose balls/sprint on the court, both offensively and defensively/seal and feed the post/make the extra pass/get in defensive stance/stay and move in their stance, etc. – you care enough about your teammates to do these types of things.
“I’m going to do this because I care about my team and the people I play with.”
- Renters vs. owners
- We care for one another. If something happens, we’re there for each other all the time.
ALL THE TIME!
- When you care about someone or something, you show genuine concern for that person in good times and bad.
- Caring is so important to a team because there are going to be times when members of our team make mistakes. When you make a mistake you become very vulnerable. The immediate response of your teammates will determine how you perceive your mistake. Caring makes you more confident – you know you have someone’s unconditional support.