Holding the Rope With Nevada Basketball

Holding the Rope With Nevada Basketball

This upcoming year is filled with high expectations for the Pack. We have a loaded roster with returners, transfers and incoming freshman. In order for this season to be as successful as our expectations, we must figure out how each player is going to fit into our system. 

With a team like ours, Pack players must trust one another, share the ball and our teamwork will need to be at an all-time high. Looking through past coaching notes, the theme of “Holding the Rope” seems to fit with the Pack this upcoming year. 

We ask our players, “How many of their teammates would trust them to hold the rope when needed?” Gaining the trust of your teammates starts in the off season. What type of work ethic do you have on display every day at practice or in the weight room? Are you getting in extra work and taking care of your body? We want our entire team to trust one another to hold the rope. 

The team that holds the rope when the going gets tough are winners. When your are down by 22 in the 2nd half and are thoroughly exhausted, yell at your teammates to hold the rope and to not let go. If you play with poise, follow the game plan and most of all, hold the rope, you will ultimately be successful.