Skidmore College assistant basketball coach shares how student athletes can make the jump from high school to college athletics
Welcome back squad! Today’s main character is coach Rey Crossman. The 2017-2018 season marked coach Crossman’s third year as the assistant men’s basketball coach at Skidmore College. The Albany, New York native has a career focus centered around the success and development of young men as individuals, scholars, and basketball players. What he deems most important is leaving a lasting positive impact in the community by sharing his knowledge with those who can use it.
IN THIS EPISODE COACH CROSSMAN SHARES:
- Advice to high school student athletes hoping to get recruited
- How building relationships can help establish a winning culture
- Why you should have a “how can I help” mindset
- Why we should focus more on the process and less on the results
- Advice to high school athletes who want to play sports in college
- His definition of an athlete
- The biggest difference between high school and college sports
- How staying in shape helps him connect with his players
THEY SAID IT BEST
“You have to dedicate yourself to your craft.
“My why is to make the people who believe in me proud.
“It just doesn’t happen.
“It’s got to be a daily commitment to getting better.
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