Mailbag Oct.3: Why Are We Hearing Must Focus From Players And Coaches?

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Q: I don’t understand why we are hearing “must focus” from players and coaches. Isn’t that a given in all competitive sports?? – Teresa, Middletown

A: Yes it is, Teresa, especially for consistently good programs.

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    Because its an easy excuse…players may have a moment here and there but not week after week. Yes, it’s the coaches that. We’d to maintain the players focus in practice and on the field..and when the players aren’t they LET THEM KNOW IMMEDIATELY…I watch the coaches on the sideline thru out the game and rarely see them ‘ajusting the players focus’. When Shiano was at Rutgers you saw him in animated fashion ‘adjusting’ the players focus…..not sure how HCPP does it!!..It appears to me that the majority of the successful coaches have that characteristic should be part of the job description. Look at Calhoun especially in his younger years.. He was up and down the court, jugular vein distention yelling and very animated. He took players that were not highly recruited(early years) and had them play focused and collectively ALL AS ONE were able to achieve greater expectations of themselves …THAT’S coaching..these guys are way past their coaching prime…maybe there’s a job for them out there as analysts???

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