It was somewhat uncanny, perhaps even prophetic that we had this family moment on the basketball court. Just days before, I mentioned to Karen that it sometimes feels like God has given us a little basketball team of our own. Kinda like there's going to be this basketball tournament coming up, I've been selected to coach a group of boys in that tournament and its my job to get them ready to play as both individuals and a team. But here's the catch: They are cute, energetic and intelligence, but they have absolutely no skills in which to compete in the game of basketball!" And what's worse, they have little motivation to learn how to play basketball, no desire to operate as a team and are even resistance toward the whole process!
How does a coach take a team like that and win the tournament? Just get back to the basics. The fundamentals. Teach! Teach! Teach! And when we've taught everything we can, teach again!
...and today's practice objective: just see if we can have a little fun together!
...and it worked!
Until we talk again...