- Feb 22, 2016
I am someone in the middle. I have seen too many elite athletes that are not skilled in their specific sport with good coaches that never catch fire. Perhaps this is not particularly true pre-college, but by the time you are in college you are really behind the skilled players if you haven't developed your own skill set. I think a good example is Wynn. She is an elite athlete who I think will get better while she is here, but I would be surprised if she ever will be a regular starter if we continue to get skilled transfers and recruits.
I teach contact layups in a very unique way and once the girls learn how to initiate and use the contact instead of avoiding it,,,they begin to look for someone to hit like a heat-seeking missile. . . Taught properly, you use the contact to roll "into" and "off of" the defender,,it actually aids you in your progression and landing if done right.
The key to your response is: "...with good coaches that never catch fire"
Ever watch "Survivor"...creating the spark is easy,,keeping it lit and building it to a blaze is what separates the good coach from the great coach