Family plays a paramount role in the development of a player. Your family is your first and best supporter. Your parents will be there for you, always. There is no doubt that they want the best for you. They will be the ones that will celebrate with you during your best moments and support you during the bad ones. Building a strong relationship player-family is critical: it will be built around motivation, propulsion, and encouragement, as well as physical, emotional, and financial support.
However, your family members are not professional basketball players (except for counted exceptions). They do not understand the specificities of the game, and, most of the time, they will not understand what is happening in your head. The following sections will help your family (especially your parents) understand their role and learn how to support you.