IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (2-6-17)
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College basketball is getting close to tournament time, and one of the best mid-majors in the country, Illinois State, has relied on good defense while standing atop the Missouri Valley Conference, according to their coach Dan Muller.
Defense is important in all team sports. It’s often been said that defense wins championships. Muller has been quoted as saying that “the key has been on defense. We aren’t afraid to call each other out if one of us gets beat.”
Defensive accountability is an important part of team success. When a teammate fails to do their part, there’s a right way to point out a weakness or slip up. If you must call out a teammate, do so in a positive way. It’s how you deliver the message that will either inspire your teammate or have a negative effect on the entire team!
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