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Require your players to adhere to the following rules during practice:
- Give your best effort.
- Listen and try to learn.
- Always try to compliment a teammate.
- Be positive and enthusiastic.
The same goes for our coaches, with one additional rule: Give constructive criticism (i.e. "I liked your effort, now here's a better way"). Reward your players daily and weekly with positive verbal reinforcement and with actual awards of some kind, such as Practice Player of the Week, Weekly Rebound Award, Weekly Free Throw Award, Take Charge Champion, Defensive Player of the Week, et cetera.