Body Language on and off of the court

Body Language on and off of the court
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In a recent post game press conference, University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma shared his philosophy on body language.   It’s a great lesson that all young athletes and their parents should hear.  The video is embedded below, but here are a few highlights.

“We put a huge premium on body language, and if your body language is bad, you will never get in the game. Ever, don’t care how good you are.”

“I’d rather lose than watch the way some kids play the way they play. I’d rather lose.  They’re allowed to get away with just whatever, and they’re always thinking about themselves. Me, me, me, me. I didn’t score so why should I be happy. I’m not getting enough minutes, why should I be happy. That’s the world we live in today. Unfortunately. Kids check the scoreboard sometimes because they’re going to get yelled at if they don’t score enough points. Don’t get me started.”

 

Ryan is Chief Editor at Every Day, Getting Better. Ryan has been a basketball coach for over 20 years. Having coached at both the high school and middle school levels, Ryan felt it was time to pass on the stories and quotes that he has used to help motivate his teams. Ryan also contributes to the leadership development programs for the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

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