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Dear Dish-it: Should I Quit the Team?

Feb 02, 2013

Dear Dish-it,

Basketball is taking over my life. One of my coaches is really mean and she’s taking all the fun out of the game. I just want to quit so I can have a normal social life, but I’m a starter and everyone would freak out if I quit. I’m especially afraid of how my nice coach will react. Will she hate me? Should I quit?

B-Balla

Dear B-Balla,

Change is a part of life. We’re always transitioning from one stage to another. Before you make any decisions that will change your life though, think about the consequences. Yes, your coach might be upset. He or she will probably be sad to see such a talented basketball player cash in their jersey for a pair of skinny jeans. But don’t let your coach’s feelings make this decision for you. You have to follow your gut.

Your Future

Also consider your future. Was basketball something you had hoped to pursue in high school, or if you’re already in high school, in college? Had you hoped to get a basketball scholarship in order to attend college?

A New Sport

You’ll also have to find any alternative way to exercise. With basketball being such a large part of your life, you don’t realize how much exercise you're actually getting. Maybe you could find a different sport to play, one that doesn’t take up so much of your time. Or why not join an after school basketball league, one that’s more casual and doesn’t offer so much pressure.

Follow Your Heart

Ultimately, quitting the team has to be your decision. What does your heart tell you? Is your mean coach really the only reason you want to quit the team, or have you simply fallen out of love with the game? Don't let anyone else affect your decision. Follow your heart and you can’t go wrong.

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