Brad Stevens: This is the key for coaches to unlock their players’ potential

Brad Stevens: This is the key for coaches to unlock their players’ potential

Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by Players First partner Positive Coaching Alliance, as part of Coaching Development week. It first appeared in the Dev Zone.

Brad Stevens, head coach of the NBA’s Boston Celtics, shared with Positive Coaching Alliance the key for coaches to unlock their players’ potential.

“Everybody is in the NBA for a reason,” Stevens said. “They have a special talent, a special ability. Sometimes, people get put in a box of what they can’t do, instead of focusing on what they can do, rather than what they cannot do. Our jobs are to take the 15 guys on the team and help them soar with what they do best.”

This insight from Stevens is valuable for any youth and high school coach of any sport. Rather than put your players in a negative “limiting” box, Stevens looks for what makes his players great.

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