From Coach Redin's 1958 book The Queens Fly High, some comments
on success and a few coaching suggestions:
is a series of situations. The team that is best prepared to meet
the situations as they arise will win the important games. Preparedness
may be defined as a combination of confidence, spirit and teamwork,
plus actual offensive and defensive skill. Tradition, incentive
and desire play an important part in preparing a team.
seem to have a knack for always having their teams ready to play,
while the rest of us worry about how the team will perform from
game to game.
is a great equalizer. Each year we see teams rise to unexpected
heights because of tradition and school spirit. ...
succeeds like success.
(just a few of Coach Redin's more than
- Be honest
with your players.
your timeouts until needed.
courtesy and good manners.
your players to see better teams play.
poise and composure is a necessity.
the system rather than play a style that does not fit the personnel.
girls to bounce back when adversity stares them in the face.
- Do not
- It isn't
what you tell them, it is what you get them to do.
pride and desire.
things can make a great team.
- A basketball
game is a series of mistakes. The team making the fewest mistakes
will be most likely to win.
by your mistakes.
- A little
done well is better than a lot done poorly.