Winning is something you have little control over as a coach unless you play weak opponents or stack the deck. I watch coaches and organizations schedule weak opponents or avoid tough ones when they schedule. Managing games over developing kids undermines the team concept.Play lots of kids in all situations.

I just met with a young boy last night. His coach wont play him much. I asked if he wanted to play . His eyes lit up. YES he said! He is 14. No one knows how good he is going to be if he doesn't get to play meaningful minutes in games.

No one gets better sitting on the bench. Why practice hard if you know you wont get to play in a game.You only get better playing in tough situations.

That leads to more championships than any other coaching way