- It is important for basketball players to stay positive. There are so many opportunities in games and practices for things to go wrong – from missed shots (even the well-chosen ones with perfect form!) to mental mistakes and miscommunication on defense – that teammates must support each other and help each other past mistakes.
- Even if you are not the best athlete or basketball player, you can contribute to team success more than you ever imagined just with vocal encouragement, smiles, head nods and daps. It is not easy to stay positive with yourself and your teammates when times are tough, but the more you do, the quicker those tough times pass and the stronger your team will be when you come through on the other side.