Inevitably, coaches are going to deal with tough playing-time decisions that leave some players unhappy.
In this video, Jim Stone, former Ohio State women's coach and current coach of the U.S. girls' youth national team, shares tips on ways to handle this by offering players a plan to earn more court time.
Part of Jim's message here is that it's important to establish measurable criteria for evaluating players. This allows coaches to identify specific areas of a player's game that need improvement. Jim says the evaluation should involve stats so it's clear to players that decisions about how much they will play aren't subjective. Taking emotion out of the equation makes it easier for coaches and players and leads to a more positive team dynamic.