Being a basketball coach at any level can be highly rewarding. It is not easy, however. If it were, then many of the back seat driving parents and fans in the stands would be standing in line for an opportunity to coach a local basketball team and bask in the glory. But, as we know, that is simply not the case.
At the youth, junior high, and high school age levels, being a basketball coach means tons of volunteer hours and in most cases, no pay. We are Phil Jackson or Pat Summitt in mind and spirit, but absent are the championship rings, statues, and gymnasiums named in our honor.
Considering the nature of coaching basketball at the junior high level, it would come off as mean to discredit the noble men and women willing to step in and guide these young basketball players right? Well, as one of my former basketball coaches liked to say, “Tough s**t.” I have something to say.Read More