Oct 27 2009
Movie Review: Believe In Me
Last night I watched a movie titledÂ Believe In Me. It’s something along the lines of Hoosiers in terms of basketball coach comes to a new midwesternÂ town (Oklahoma in 1964 in this case), takes over a struggling program, and leads it to great heights. In this case, though, the coach is expecting to be coaching boys, but much to his chagrin ends up with girls. It’s a real-life story of a legendary coach who clearly figured out how to make the gender transition.
I’ll admit, I’m a sucker for these coaching movies. Can’t help it. I was a coach. Moreover,Â specific toÂ this case, I coached girls and women primarily (volleyball, not basketball). Any guy who has ever coached girls will tell you how different it is from coaching boys. It’s a real challenge to make the adjustment. You have to handle individual players differently, and the team as a whole differently. You have to learn how to be tough on them, which goes against much of what is ingrained in us growing up. If you can do it, though, it’s incredibly rewarding.
Anyway, the movie is fantastic. Highly recommended.
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