28 Dec Visioneering (how to build a ship)
“If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery
That pretty much sums it up.
As the season progresses you naturally get deeper into planning your basketball practices, scouting your opponents, and keeping your players healthy. In all of that energy, don’t forget to emphasize vision.
Don’t just assign them drills. Don’t just study them up with film. Teach them to long for… (insert your team’s vision here).
Oh, you haven’t figured out what your team’s vision is?
Oh, you know the vision, but you haven’t shared it with the team?
Oh, you have a vision and shared it at the pre-season meeting, but haven’t mentioned it since?
If you want your team to build a ship, first teach them to long for the sea, then don’t let them forget about it in their labors.