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Jim Burson blog; The Coaching Connection: March to Your Own Championship; www.JimBurson.com

March to Your Own Championship

Boo Williams Sportsplex   The buzz is about the NCAA finals. March Madness and Bucket Day mayhem is wild and frenzied! Who do you think will get to the Final Four? How many will the ACC get in? Will Northwestern finally make it? Who will be the sleeper team this year? Prognosticators galore are making […]

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Jim Burson blog; Storm the Field: The Coaching Connection; www.JimBurson.com

Storm the Field

    Wow! What a game! The Buckeyes versus the Wolverines. It lived up to all the hype. Very seldom do I watch the entire game, but the magnitude of the playing and of the game pulled me in and I was hooked. My granddaughter, Margo Nelis, is a freshman at Ohio State and was […]

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Jim Burson blog; Thanksgiving Balance: The Coaching Connection; www.JimBurson.com

ThanksTeamGiving Balance

Even when we are thankful for all the great things we have in our lives, Thanksgiving can be a time of stress, particularly if you are the one in charge of the food! In many households some people spend all of their time in the kitchen while others spend all their time in front of the […]

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Jim Burson blog; This Is Why I Coach; www.jimburson.com

This Is Why I Coach

With joy in my heart I’d like to share an email exchange I had this week with Ken Gandola, who played for me 50 years ago! November 1, 1966 was the first day of the season. I was 25 years old and was fired up about life. It was the start of my third season as […]

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Jim Burson blog; Monday Coaching Connection: Clarity; www.JimBurson.com

Clarity

Without clarity in life your today will be unproductive. Siimon Reynolds, in his book Why People Fail (and which I call Why Coaches Lose) talks about clarity of purpose. He tells us that the Reticular Activating System (RAS) in our brain has a lot to do with what we ultimately will become good or bad in. The RAS […]

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The Coaching Connection

Jim Burson blog; Monday Coaching Connection: Live YOUR Life; www.JimBurson.com

Live YOUR Life

Everyone who knows me – or has read one of my books – knows that I engage the books I read. I read and make notes in the book as I read. When I’m done, I outline the book, type the outline and then keep it for future reference. I do this with every single […]

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Jim Burson blog post; Monday Coaching Connection: Who Controls Your Mind?; www.jimburson.com

Who Controls Your Mind?

It’s the start of a new school year! There is certainly excitement and apprehension in the air, from college freshmen (our granddaughter Margo) to high school freshmen (our grandson Jess) to kindergarten students! What a great challenge for coaches and teachers at all levels. We are all filled with different emotions, ranging from high expectations […]

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Jim Burson blog; Monday Coaching Connection: TruthTeller; www.JimBurson.com

Truth-Teller

The real head coach and I just returned from a week in Los Angeles for The Academy, Nike’s final event for the summer. The Academy is a real showcase of the top 60 players in the country. This year’s player leaders include past NBA stars like John Lucas, Rasheed Wallace, Ron Harper, Gary Payton, Junior […]

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Jim Burson blog post; Monday Coaching Connection: Comfort and Change; www.jimburson.com

Comfort and Change

The Comfort Mindset Many coaches, particularly those of us who have been in the profession for a “few” decades, tend to talk about how the game has changed – and is headed in a direction that is not good. We usually shake our heads at how the fundamentals are missed and the players don’t work […]

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