Youth Basketball Coach of the Week
Congratulations to our Coach of the Week! If you want to nominate a coach please complete the form at the bottom of this page. The Coach of the Week program honors youth basketball coaches who make substantial impacts on the sport of basketball and in the lives of their players. One coach from the Virginia, District of Columbia or Maryland area will be selected weekly beginning early December through March. The coach of the week will be featured on www.wizardsmysticsyouthbasketball.com. In order for your coach to be considered all information below must be completed by a youth basketball league administrator, coach, parent, community member and/or player.
Coach of the Week: Will Robinson
1. What age is your team? Boys/Girls? Team's Record? What leagues do you play in?
8th grade, boys, 27-4, Potomac Valley, Middle School and AAU.
2. When did you know you wanted to coach basketball? How long have you been coaching?
Once the ball stopped bouncing for me. About 13 years ago.
3. What do you enjoy most about coaching?
Seeing the guys improve their skill set and compete at a high level.
4. How do you go about motivating your players?
Practice, practice and practice. They will see the improvement when they face the challenge in game situation. A little game film won’t hurt either.
5. What skills/characteristics do you look for in your players?
Sportsmanship, confidence and passion for the sport.
6. What is the biggest challenge you've had as a coach and how did you overcome it?
Make players and their parents to believe in the philosophy of the program. Time heals all wounds, they start believing the program once they see the results.
7. What is your most successful coaching moment of the season so far?
Watching the boys win their middle school championship.
8. What advice would you give to new coaches?
Be true to yourself. You will see sunshine at the end of the rainbow.
9. What is your favorite Bullets/Wizards player of all time? On this year’s team? What has been your most memorable Bullets/Wizards moment?
Phil Chenier (Old School) and John Wall. Seeing Chris Webber and Juwan Howard go to the playoffs.
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