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A Double-Goal Coach® Is Approachable And Keeps It Fun For Their Athletes

A Double-Goal Coach® Is Approachable And Keeps It Fun For Their Athletes

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Breeze McDonald (@HustleTheory), a 2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award Winner, coaches a top-flight boys’ basketball team for national grassroots youth basketball powerhouse Earl Watson Elite (@earlwatsonelite). McDonald, who played for Long Beach State University and eventually earned a master’s degree in education, believes she is the only woman coaching an elite boys’ basketball team on the Under Armour Association Youth Basketball Circuit.

In this video, McDonald explains how she focuses on team bonding and staying close to her players. She mentions how she likes to have small conversations off the court or over the phone with each player to make sure that they are all doing alright. She mentions doing team bonding trips to amusement parks and what not so the team can share some laughs and good times. Her philosophy is to be approachable and keep things personal but business-like just like in life.