When it comes to playing basketball, most girl basketball players believe they are at a disadvantage. Believing that you are shorter, not as fast or strong as an opposing player, is your first disadvantage. I was taught at an early age that it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog (my high schools mascot was the bulldog after all).
I was never the most skilled player on the court. I didn’t shoot 3’s, and I was easily 20+ pounds less than the other post players I was guarding. I was 6’2 with the body of a wing and never faced the basket. I never once thought I couldn’t guard a girl bigger than me. I never once thought that I couldn’t get a rebound over someone taller than me. And I never once thought someone else was going to out hustle me. NEVER!
From my experiences, I have come up with 5 ways for girl basketball players to lead their team without being the most talented player, and if you are the most talented, GREAT – you should be doing these things anyway!
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