Saturday, February 7, 2009

The fragility of today's players

Good Q&A with Tennessee coach Pat Summitt in Time magazine this week in which she describes how players of today differ from when she started coaching back in the mid-1970s:

"I really think that kids are more fragile now. I don't know why. But they don't seem to have as much toughness. If you call them out, you can just break their spirit. You have one-on-one meetings, go over and just talk to them during practice. It's just that they're sensitive. They're more fragile."