Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22Day 4 Body Language S ince my husband is a coach, I have often heard him talk about the body language of the players on his team and on other teams as well. He notices when shoulders slump and heads hang. These are not the actions of a winning player on a winning team! We have all seen it before: one team goes on a scoring run, and the other team is seemingly doing all they can do to prevent it from getting out of hand. At first, they stay motivated and attempt to encourage each other with high-fives and pats on the back. However, as the hole gets deeper and a realization that defeat may be on the horizon takes hold, body language changes. Eyes look downward in self-defeat or eyes roll as the blame is placed on teammates. A point guard who throws his hands up because a post just missed his no-look pass makes the game about him. It is a “Look at ME—my teammates have let me down” type of attitude that tries to elicit pity from the fans. Even a player who does not blame others but instead looks down in shame after she misses a block makes the game about her. Teammates who continue to nod, high-five, pump fists, and keep their heads up are often crowd favorites. Their enthusiasm is contagious.