Friday, May 21, 2010

It Factor

Think about how many women's basketball programs are out there, how many different styles of play, position needs, and ask yourself the most important thing that all coaches are looking for.

Athleticism?

Height?

Strength?

Instinct?

Scoring ability?

Rebounding ability?

These are all great traits, but the most important characteristic is the "IT" factor.

You won't find the definition of "IT" in the dictionary, at least in relation to its importance on the court so let me try to be clear to all of the 2011 prospects looking to get full ride offers by the end of the summer.

The "IT" factor is your toughness, competitiveness, desire, determination, confidence, composure, clutch ability to outwork, and out hustle your opponent.

Coaches put their success in your hands, so we want the player that's going to find a way to win.

Potential doesn't mean anything  if the athlete doesn't have the mentality and work ethic to turn that in to results. Results are what matter when it comes to wins and losses.

So my advice to the 2011 class this summer. Shoot for two letters, I & T.

Coach Bin