As a Coach, you are often asked questions about particular players that are candidates for opportunities beyond your program. For example, a college coach scouting a player or even an AAU coach looking to add to this squad.
However, you’d be surprised at the questions they actually ask.
Nearly every single question has to do with character, attitude or work ethic.
They rarely if ever ask about their athleticism or skills.
Why? Think about it like this. If a college coach is going to invest one of his precious scholarships in a player, they need to know he is of high character, has an exceptional attitude and possesses an unparalleled work ethic.
Here are the most common questions coaches get:
- What was your very first impression of him?
- Did you see any red flags?
- Did you enjoy being around him?
- Was he always on time?
- Was he likable?
- Was he coachable?
- Was he an energy giver?
- Did he love to play?
- Did he love to workout?
- How was his attitude?
- How was his work ethic?
- Was he a gym rat?
- What was the best part about working with him?
- Was there anything difficult about working with him?
- Was he respectful?
- Was he self-motivated?
- Did he act entitled?
- Was he selfish?
- Was he mature?
- Was he competitive?
- Was he a leader?
And this is my favorite question that I’ve ever heard asked:
Would you let your daughter marry him?
There is so much more to basketball success than shooting, passing, rebounding, defending and dribbling!
How you do anything is how you do everything!