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Keith Van Horn: The Value Of The Player-Coach Relationship

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Keith Van Horn (@Coach_Keith44) played in the NBA for 10 years, participating in two NBA Finals and finishing his career averaging nearly 16 points and seven rebounds per game. Earlier, he was a Consensus First Team All-America and 1997 ESPN National Performer of the Year at University of Utah.

Keith, a member of PCA's National Advisory Board, currently serves as Executive Director for Colorado Premier Basketball Club, which he founded based on many PCA principles.  Keith is passionate about improving our youth sports culture and writes about his experiences and opinions in his blog, Layups and Rebounds.

Coaches have a major impact on kids, sometimes providing respite from a negative home environment and relief from every day stresses, says Keith in this video. Coaches may not sign up to be psychologists, but sometimes just find themselves playing a similar role when their players need help with the ups and downs of life. Therefore, it's important be aware of and prepare for those possibilities.