I had the chance to watch Hoosiers over the holidays – it had been a long time since I’d seen it (and the rest of the family hadn’t seen it!). Great movie – I’d highly recommend catching it again!
If you’re not familiar with the movie – it was made in 1986 and it’s the story about a basketball coach (Gene Hackman) who gets a final chance at redemption by coaching at a very small rural Indiana school.
Although it’s a very small school they have some talented players and reasons to believe they can compete but they’re undisciplined and raw when the coach makes it to town.
One of the things that stood out to me is the coach’s approach to bringing the team around – early on he tells the team:
“I’ve seen you guys can shoot but there’s more to the game than shooting. There’s fundamentals and defense.”
There’s more to the game than shooting…now how would that apply to small business owners? (you knew I was going to tie this into business somehow didn’t you…?)