I'd like to start this blog off by saying that there are many players out there on teams where they aren't playing where they would like to be playing or not getting the time on the court that they deserve. But if you are a player in that position, you have to recognize that you are still an important part of your team and that you can contribute in many ways both on and off the court. Below is a quote by former Chicago Bulls great Scottie Pippin.
Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.
This quote is perfect for players at every level, even pro. A coaches job is to develope players, bring out each players best, and win championships and the reason why they have picked certain players is because they beleive each player will fit a specific role and help the team.
Be proud to be on a team and always be positive no matter wether you are the star player or a player who is in and out of the line up. The reality is, is that a team needs every player in order to be successful and at the end of the day, if a championship is won, every player will get the satisfaction of being part of a winning team.
Also, as you get older, stronger, and more confident as a player, your coach may give you more of a leadership role on your team and have more trust in you, When that opportunity comes, make sure you are ready to excel.
Enjoy watching these highlights from Scottie Pippen.
Best of luck this week,