Ask any coach about his team and before long he will be talking about their best player. They will tell you about their ability to change the game, the level of their game insight, and how their ability to beat players off the dribble is second to none.
All of these things are great, but they didn’t tell you a thing about their most important player. That is because the most important player on any team has nothing to do with skill, accomplishments, or potential. And the most important player on your team isn’t the one that carries the piano and doesn’t get much credit. No. The most important player on your team is the LEAST talented. That’s right. The LEAST talented.
You see, if your least talented player isn’t pushing himself to get better or doesn’t have aspirations of getting on the field and playing for you, the rest of your team will sink to his level. They will adopt his recreational mindset of “why bother”.
If your least talented player is staying after training, asking you about what they can improve on, and constantly kicking and crawling to get into the travel squad. Then that player is going to push the rest of your squad up. He is going to force the rest of your team to constantly look to improve their own game.
Who is your most important player?
And is he pushing your team up or pulling them down?