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Jason Sacks (@jrsacks22), the former Executive Director for PCA Chicago, is now PCA's Director of Business Development. After coaching at the collegiate level, he turned his attention to High School Basketball and is now the Assistant Coach at Perspectives (MSA) Charter High School in Chicago.

An important life lesson that coaches can teach players is about seeing the bigger picture. When they are competing on a team, athletes represent not only themselves, but their school, their team, their community and their coaches. Sacks explains in this clip that coaches need to teach their players self-awareness and accountability so that they realize their actions affect others. This way, players will learn the life lesson to think before they act and will understand that being part of a team means being accountable to everyone around them.