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Jim Burson blog: The Coaching Connection: The Ultimate Coaching Sacrifice (guest blog); www.JimBurson.com

The Ultimate Coaching Sacrifice

Note from Coach Burson Nike is placing greater emphasis on leadership in their EYBL games. The 2017 Elite 100 camp featured several excellent leadership sessions, one of which was led by a young man I admire, Adam Bradley, from Lead ‘Em Up. I first met Adam when he and my long-time friend Alan Stein interviewed me on their must-listen […]

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The Coaching Connection

Jim Burson blog; Monday Coaching Connection: Love in the Midst of Chaos; www.jimburson.com

Love in the Midst of Chaos

Can you create peace and love in the midst of chaos? The world seems to be in turmoil. Things are changing so fast. Who can you trust? Who can you love? The newspapers, broadcast news and internet are filled with events that stagger one’s mind. Just in one day: the bombing in New York City […]

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The Coaching Connection

The Coaching Connection

6 Early Season Practice Principles, Jim Burson blog; www.jimburson.com

6 Early Season Practice Principles

Early Season Principles, Part 1. See Part 2 and Part 3. I met with a coaching client recently. Sharon is an experienced coach, mostly at the junior high level: in recent years she stepped away from team coaching and became a successful youth player development coach. This year she was asked to coach a seventh grade […]

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The Cat’s in the Cradle

As a coach, I am in awe of Coach K’s achievement of 1,000 wins. I have thought several times over these past several days about sending him a note to wish him congratulations and tell him how much I appreciate what a great ambassador he has been for the game. The lyrics of “The Cat’s in […]

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Be a Pearl: seasonal coaching reflections; Jim Burson's Solution-Based Basketball; www.jimburson.com

Be A Pearl: seasonal coaching reflections

The basketball season is upon us. There will be wins and losses, players quit, parents upset, ‘bad’ officials’ calls, disappointment, and even despair. It may well be impossible to go through a season unscathed, unhurt or un-disappointed. Yet, as the oyster can only produce a pearl when it is sorely pricked, you can produce a […]

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Coaching Philosophy: SSCVT

Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) has just completed its four weeks of qualifying games and the top 24 teams will compete for the EYBL national championship at the annual Nike Peach Jam held in North Augusta, South Carolina in July. Nike’s motto this year is This Is Our Summer! I’ve Bursonized this to This […]

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