Becca Murray, the leading scorer for Team USA’s gold medal-winning wheelchair basketball team at the recently completed Paralympic Games in Rio, learned many incredibly valuable lessons through her youth sports participation
The former Wake Forest star and current television basketball analyst encourages today’s coaches to spend more time teaching young athletes good character and values to help them be successful off the court.
Basketball great Tamika Catchings played many sports growing up, which enabled her to develop a variety of both sports and life skills that helped propel her to become one of the greats of the game – and an even better person.
The WNBA’s top scorer and leading vote-getter for the upcoming All-Star Game addresses the impact of volunteer coaches, bullying, connecting with kids, and her secret for free throw shooting (she rarely misses!)
Former college standout and current coach at Southern Connecticut State dishes out insight on forging relationships with players, building their confidence, and what he learned playing with Michael Jordan in the NBA.
Former North Carolina guard Shammond Williams learned many valuable lessons playing for Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith – lessons he shares that you can use to forge stronger connections with your young players.
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