The Superfan


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Our basketball camp has just concluded. I then direct all campers to half court to close-out the camp session. There’s a quick recap of activities that took place, I’ll ask campers what the quote-of-the-day was, and I’ll make general announcements.

Afterwards, everyone stands, and one of the campers will take us out: HARDWORK ON 3, 1 – 2 – 3 – HARDWORK!!!

At this moment, I make a beeline to the gymnasium exit door! Why?! By well-wishing each camper as they depart, I want them to know that I’m their SUPERFAN!

As campers are exiting, I give each of them high-fives and hugs. I do this to show my genuine love and appreciation! This show of affection goes far beyond the basketball camp. They can feel it!

Just this small gesture goes a long way (personally and business-wise) with the camper’s entire family. As a coach, you’ll become one of their favorites because you care!

About the author 

Coach Berry

John Berry (a.k.a. Coach Berry) has been a basketball coach and skill development trainer since 1993 and has coached hundreds of games and instructed 1,000’s of kids. Coach Berry is, and always has been committed to helping youth in life and on the basketball court.

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