So fall drills have started, and lo and behold, the coach/coaches aren’t quite what they seemed to be when they were recruiting you to their school.
Unfortunately, this seems to happen fairly often. I was a fortunate one that did not have horror stories to tell once I stepped on campus. A few of my former teammates from high school and Connie Mack ball were not so lucky.
I’d like to be able to tell players that there is a magic fix to the problem, but unfortunately, that’s not a realistic option.
The best option available in this situation is to try and use this for mental toughness and experience in working with someone you don’t see eye-to-eye with. It’s a tough situation, but like any tough situation, it can be used to benefit you later on down the road.
Even though the waters are rough with this particular coach, don’t hesitate to open the lines of communication if you feel that you are not on the same page with your coach. If this is done in a respectful and confident manner, odds are that the coach will have a greater respect for you because of it.
In some cases, the best option may be for you to transfer away. Again the best way for this to be done is respectfully (Remember, those coaches still have control over what school you transfer to).
For those reading this, I hope you don’t have to encounter something like this. But, for the ones that are/will go through this, I hope this can provide you with some help.