Jim Tressel | Disipline in the Game of Basketball by Mark Chapman
Jim Tressel was the head coach of The Ohio State football team from 2001-2011. While his exit from the coaching ranks was because of poor choices his book The Winners Manual was filled with great information that will help any coach!
In his book, Jim Tressel wrote specifically about discipline and how it correlates to success on the football field. After reading, these thoughts are not just for success on the football field but on any team. I have listed some of the ideas that he shared but to get a full understanding of how he built such a successful program I would recommend reading the entire book. It will give you the full picture of starting, maintaining, and growing a successful team!
1. Know the importance of being on time
2. Learn the value of regular hours and good training habits from working hard in practice
3. Has learned that the team comes before himself. This will strengthen his character as he is sometimes called upon to sacrifice for others.
4. Has learned to take orders; in taking orders, he learns how to give them
5. Knows that discipline is the essence of every successful organization; as a member of the team, he understands the need for it.
6. Has learned that many of these things establish a degree of self-discipline
The next section deals more specifically with the team:
1. Doesn’t beat itself by mistakes
2. Keeps penalties to a minimum
3. Is always ready to play – INTENSITY
4. Has the guts to come from behind
5. Rises above adversity
6. Never, never quits
Mark Chapman is the Head Boy’s Basketball Coach at Hamilton Township High School in Columbus, Ohio. Coach Mark Chapman always has great basketball plays and basketball coaching clinic notes to share with the basketball coaching world. Make sure that you check out his basketball X’s and O’s material. You will love some of his coaching ideas.
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