You can read the column here.
When you keep doing things the same way, how can you expect anything to change?
As I read the article, my first thought was the problem is on the coach. And it is. But maybe not entirely. Whomever you conceive the "leadership" is on this team, I would suggest that they are part of the problem, too.
Sometimes players need to "police" themselves. The coach can't shoot the puck, hit the opponent, nor block the shot. Is the leadership strong enough to convince the team? To play by example? I contend that the idea of "playing smarter" should be the norm, not a disease they shy away from.
I think I'd love for Graham to do what he did last year in Pensacola (and what we read so much about).
Call your leaders into a meeting, lay down the ideas and listen to what they think or why it isn't happening. Then in groups of four or five, sit with each group and do the same thing. Offense, defense, goalies.
Couldn't hurt anything and it might just clear the air. Who knows?
That happens all the time, every week, Alan.
I knew it was a good idea!