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Losing also helps athletes build problem-solving skills, which makes them improve as players. For example, finding things that caused the team to lose and then figuring out the most efficient way to fix them. Through my guidance, my athletes will develop skills that can be applied both inside and outside the sport. Learning teamwork and sportsmanship is huge, and I will enforce it throughout my entire time coaching. Being a team player will help not only in your sport, but in school and the work force as well. The life lessons these young athletes will learn throughout their journey will contribute to their growth as a person. It is important to me that my athletes enjoy being apart of my program and therefore, I will incorporate activities that are fun but also focus on fundamentals. Team building activities will help the athletes gain team skills while also bringing them closer together as teammates. I also think it is important to keep the athletes involved before and after the season by setting up camps and team tournaments or trips. (NASPE Coaching Standard #2)My experience as an athlete will help me greatly while coaching. I have been around basketball my entire life and continued to play in college. I have experienced