Pre-Season Truth: What a player does or doesn't do during the summer will have a huge impact on the type of season they will have.
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.
When a coach sets high standards, the winners will love it and the lazy will leave it. Either way, the team improves.
If a player can't find 45-60 mins outside team practice to work on their game daily, then they're just interested in success, not committed.
A player's willingness to defend as soon as possession is lost is almost always directly correlated to their investment in the team.