Mentally tough players get there first. First to practice, first to meetings, first to focus in, first to speak up, and first to step up.
A coach cannot force a player to be better. The player must chose it. Being successful is an opportunity, not an obligation.
Best teams are not committed to winning. They are committed to working. Big difference.
Successful teams don't allow passengers (those who have mentally quit, but failed to physically leave). Players either contribute or go.
One thing best players have in common: They all sacrifice their free time to work at their passion. Team practices only take you so far.