All (nearly) basketball coaches want to get better. If you’re a basketball coach, you want to get better. Right? Some improvement techniques are more effective than others. Can you tell the difference?
Evaluating in good times and not-so-good times is more important to your basketball program than you can imagine. The best of the best have ongoing formal evaluation processes that help them get where they want to go and help them keep their leadership positions.
Once upon a time I took my Muskingum basketball team to Acapulco. We saw the famous La Quebrada cliff-divers. It was a beautiful, breathtaking experience. The young men dive 125 feet from the craggy cliffs to the sea below.
Early in my basketball coaching career, losing was disturbing my equilibrium. I was sitting in my office one afternoon “lamenting my outcast state” when a student stopped in my office to tell me about a great player at Indian Valley North.
The regular basketball season is winding down & tournaments are drawing near. Whether you’re winning or losing, I have some tips for coaches. And I’ll give you some good reasons to smile. Click on the title to read my full blog post.
This time of year brings out the I needs in every coach. I need a win. I need to stay involved with my recruits. I need to grade my tests. I need to look at my game video. I need to work on my Christmas tournament. And, oh yes, I need to do Christmas shopping. [...]
on December 9, 2012 in Philosophy
What do hats have to do with having a good basketball season? Your perspective on this might depend on whether you’re 6-0 so far or 0-6 so far. Regardless of where you stand, I’ll share 7 thoughts you can use to prepare yourself for ALL situations this basketball season. And the latest “Besop’s Thought” and “Burfucious Says.”
Eight ways for basketball coaches to have less stress and more fa-la-la’s this season. 100 things that are ‘right’ in your life. Four gifts that keep on giving.
The basketball season is about to start and coaches everywhere are vacillating between excitement and panic. That’s the nature of our profession, isn’t it? In this blog post, I explore some of the issues related to this range of emotion. I hope you get some tips that help you. Please post a comment below and [...]
The best coaches are leading players into the rest of their lives. To become a true leader, you must focus less on winning and more on becoming the best you can become. Read “Take the Lead” by Betsy Myers and develop a road map for leadership in your life.
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