LOL. I've never screamed at a player. This winter will be my 10th winter coaching hoops with a bunch of spring/fall/summer seasons thrown in too. Girls and boys 4th grade up to HS varsity level.you hadn't screamed at a player in 8 years?????
I haven't seen a coach go 8 minutes without screaming.
As a player I saw guys become totally useless when they got screamed at. I'm talking about guys who were all-state players, guys 6'8"+ 220lbs+ turned into completely non-productive basketball players from coaches yelling at them. Coaches they could have absolutely destroyed in any kind of physical confrontation.
It's totally insane that in any other facet of life, a classroom, a job or whatever, it would be totally unacceptable to treat people like that, especially kids, but for some crazy reason, it's ok in sports. Imagine a junior HS teacher screaming and swearing at kids? Fired! But a sports coach? Perfectly acceptable. Crazy.
It's also stupid because there are better ways to motivate kids and people in general, than by screaming at them. If you can't control your emotions, you shouldn't be coaching kids.