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How Coaches Can Balance Discipline And Fun

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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 talks about balancing discipline and fun on her teams. There are times to be assertive and focus on avoiding mistakes while there are also times to have an "attitude of gratitude," as she puts it. She wants her players to allow her players to be creative in their craft, but also understand that there are rules to follow and ways to polish your craft.