Wednesday, October 29, 2008

How To Be a Girl's Basketball Leader I

Webster's dictionary defines leadership as 1: the office or position of a leader; 2: capacity to lead; 3: the act or an instance of leading. However, John C. Maxwell says leadership is influence - nothing more, nothing less.

Being a girl's basketball leader really is not about who scores the most points or who has been appointed captain. Leadership is about who has the influence.

Baseball legend, Jackie Robinson said, "A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives." Let's change this statement to relate to girl's basketball. A girl's basketball leader isn't significant except for their impact on the other girl's basketball players.

Girl's basketball leadership is not based on a position. It is not based on who has the title of coach, assistant coach, captain, nor MVP. It is based on who the players follow. If you can't influence players to follow you, then you are not a leader.

I love the saying that leaders are readers. I've even heard that leaders are learners. So let's put this in context for girl's basketball. The average player is not willing to learn about the game outside of practice. But a girl's basketball leader will learn more about the game through books, videos, trainers, coaches and mentors. A girl's basketball leader will learn just as much about leadership through cds, books, videos, trainers, coaches and mentors.

Girl's basketball leadership does not develop in a day but over time. It is an investment in oneself which will lead to the development of the team.

By Patosha Jeffery

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