When youth athletes began playing sports, they are given basic instincts of the game. In the game of basketball, youth participants are taught that playing defense and offense is a major component in winning. When playing defense, they are told to protect the goal and make sure no one make a shot. Boxing out, trap, steal and block are taught over and over, so that it becomes natural. Once the possession changes, the mental state changes to scoring on the opponent. Youth participants learn to protect the ball by using certain dribbling, passing, speed drills and how to make the most profecient shot. Knowing the basic lessons allow youth participants to get better and learn more about the sport of basketball.

                There is a lot of aggression from athletes when playing sports. Aggression that some athletes did not know they even had. However, athletes have to learn how to have self control over their aggression by being patient and knowing the consequences of it. Aggression can cause athletes to lose control of the game, receive self and others injuries, as well as encounter disciplinary actions by the organization. Aggression is considered an act of violence and never should be tolerated. Once athletes are notice of their aggression, they are now constantly watched. Coaches and other staff will try to figure out what triggers the behaviour. They will be like spies, have discussions and interventions to correct the behaviour. Some athletes is in the need of affection or attention, so that is why they act out. A provision of alternatives should be given to make the athlete better understand how to cope. Play smart without the aggression has to become a mental behavior to learn to keep athletes focus.
                The game is at an intense stage, athletes are in a mental game zone, language is at an extreme level. Every athlete is use to talking trash, however; the usage of profanity means its gone too far. Athletes choice of profanity usage can lead to them losing playing time, being ejected, suspended from a certain amount of games or kicked off the team. The chice of words not only effect the individual athlete, but the whole team. Having just voicing profanity words can spread like a contagion virus. Everyone on the team will began to have filthy language once fustration begans. Athletes need to find other words to put in those profanity slots. Also, athletes need to realize that the crowd is always looking and listening. Cameras and instant replay are everywhere, so "choose your words wisely" no matter if the situation gets rowdy.

K. Nolen