Definition - graceful and elegant bearing in a person; balance, equilibrium; be or cause to be balanced or suspended.
What does it mean to play with poise?
Poised offensive players make their OWN decisions. These players don't fall prey to the defense by making rushed decisions, especially out of frustration.
At the high school level, turnovers play a huge role in the outcome of games. Most turnovers happen when players are rushing and playing out of control. Playing with poise should be a top priority.
We have started using this phrase lately to help our players understand what we are trying to accomplish on offense. Over the next few days, I am going to go into more detail over each word in the phrase and show you how we are applying them with our teams.