Sept. 19 to 27 is National Coaches Week, and ABA invites everyone to join us in saying, ‘Thanks, Coach.’
Here is a special message from ABA Executive Director Paul Sir:
Basketball has been compared to a table with 4 legs needing to work together for the best outcomes. Players are the focus of the game but having a harmonized, well rounded experience is key to maximizing the positive experience that can be attained. The other legs are the parents or support system for the player: the officials that insure that games are fair and safe; and coaches who have the opportunity to impact lives in ways that transcend all on court practice and game experiences.
This week, ABA wants to thank all coaches at all levels for their dedication and sacrifice that enables players to be part of a team. The influence on learning how to become a better player is easy to see but it's the personality development, self esteem enhancement and practical life skills that can come from being a part of the team is much harder to measure and much more important to appreciate.
The ABA website will this week feature special profiles of five coaches that head up our TAS program, which provides identified athletes with individualized training and development to foster long-term growth as a skilled athlete while maximizing potential for a professional playing career and representing Canada internationally.
There are many, many more that deserve recognition. Please thank your coach today for his or her commitment. And, coaches, we thank you for doing what you do - the game is far better because of your efforts.