- You may not say anything bad about a team-mate – ever!
- Get to the game venue at least 40 minutes before game time.
- There will be a team meeting 20 minutes before game time.
- Do your stretching exercises before the warm-up time.
- The warm-up must be impressive: The coach will organise a standard warm-up routine (lay-ups, jump shots, free-throws) at training.
- During the game if a team-mate does something wrong, he already knows it, so don’t bother telling him about it.
- During the game if you do something wrong, get on with the game: don’t make another mistake by being slow to get back on defence
- When a team-mate does something good, tell him about it, say something positive, give him a “high five”.
- Throw the pass as if you were on the receiving end.
- There is to be no whining about court-time.
- Train like you want to play.
- Don’t practise fouling.
- Train tough but look after your team-mates: they’re going to help you win.
- When you shoot, you must believe it’s going in. If you don’t, then you shouldn’t be shooting.
- The only way to be a champion in basketball is to be part of a champion team.