Waiting in Basketball: Why Is It So Hard?

In an age of basketball dominated by quick scoring, “7 Seconds or Less Offense” and shot clocks, patience is a forgotten concept.  The game is played at a fast pace, so most of us coaches practice fast and train our players to push the pace.  And part of that is a reflection of not only our fast-paced society, but also a generation of players that has grown up experiencing their entire life in an instant gratification world.  Patience is often foreign, to all of us, but as our celebration of Christmas closes, is a vital element in our Christian faith. Continue reading

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