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Quiz the Coach - There's A New Girl On The Team

Quiz the Coach - There's A New Girl On The Team - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
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Quiz the Coach for free online sports and exercise advice for kids and teens. The Coach has skateboarding trick tips, basketball drills, healthy eating advice, free basketball drills and more.

So ya dig sports but need some help with your game? Don't understand some of the rules of football, basketball or hockey? Got a gripe about P.E. class, skateboarders, cheerleading, coaches, or anything? Why not ?

1Hey Coach,
I'm a 13 year-old girl and I play forward in basketball for my school. I was the best player on both guys' and girls' teams until this one girl came. Now we're in a huge competition about scoring the most and I want to do all I can to be as good as she is. Do you have any tips on how to become a more versatile player and be able to make a lot of the shots I take. I think my problem is I get discouraged when I miss a shot and I need a way to keep my game and my confidence up the whole time.
eaglesbball213

Hey eaglesbball213

It sounds like you've let this new player affect your game and you may have a case of KSS, otherwise known as Kobe-Shaq Syndrome. Kobe Bryant and Shaq are superstar players, who worked well together with the LA Lakers for several seasons and won three titles. But the team fell apart when both players wanted to be "the go to guy" who gets all the big stats. Kobe-Shaq Syndrome causes two very talented teammates to concentrate more on scoring points and putting up stats individually, rather than concentrating on helping their team win games. The competition by the two teammates usually results in less on the court team success and more dysfunction.

It sounds like you want to be the "go to girl" on your team. But you and the new girl shouldn't be in a "huge competition" about scoring the most points. You should be working together to help the team win more games. A little healthy competition between teammates is okay, but it shouldn't be something that takes you off your game or takes away from team success. You'll become a better and more confident basketball player by learning to work with and learn from your new teammate, rather than competing against her on the court.

For more help with your game, check out some of these online basketball tips and drills:

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  • Do you need tips or advice on sports, fitness or health? to the Kidzworld Coach. Keep in mind peeps, the Kidzworld Coach isn't a doctor or a professional athlete or anything like that. He's just a dude who digs sports, plays 'em and knows a lot about 'em. You should always talk to your 'rents, a doctor or your school gym teacher before starting a new sport or a new exercise.

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    rainbowpoptart
    I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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    CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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    angelover4
    I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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    angelover4
    I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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