What Do You Look for in a Player?

The number one thing that coaches look for is selflessness and coach-ability. This is best expressed by Geno Auriemma, Head Women's Basketball Coach, UConn: "Recruiting enthusiastic kids is harder than it has ever been. Because every kid watches TV...and what they see is people just being really cool, so they think that's how they are going act...and they are going to act like they are really good players. So recruiting kids that are like really upbeat and loving life and love the game and have this tremendous appreciation when their teammates do something well; that's hard, that's hard, that's really hard.  So on our team, me, my coaching staff, we put a huge premium on body language and if your body language is bad you will never get in the game...ever. I don't care how good you are...I'd rather lose than watch kids play the way some kids play, I'd rather lose. And they're allowed to get away with what ever. And they're always thinking of themselves....me, me, me, me, me.  I didn't score so why should I be happy?  I didn't get enough minutes so why should I be happy? That's the world that we live in today, unfortunately."

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