Never Show Your Frustration!
by John McGraw
Youth Basketball Picture
Never ever forget how hard basketball really is. Other than golf, it is the most frustrating game ever.
Basketball takes tons of time. It is impossible to dedicate the proper time that your child will need you to without becoming frustrated. The hard part is to keep it inside.
Nothing will hurt a child more than to hear you sigh after what seems like the millionth free throw plunking off the rim. More than likely if you take a break and forget about basketball for a minute the buckets will soon drop again!!
Also great for frustration is that time-honored goof off of H-O-R-S-E or PIG. It's amazing how a couple of between the legs, behind the back, eyes closed lay-ups can make the game fun again.
I guess the most important thing is to always be patient and remember what inspired us all to pick up the rock in the first place. FUN!!