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I Care That You Care

Care about others even if they don’t care about you. Today we have a lot of problems and concerns about where we are going as a country and the direction we are headed on this beautiful planet called Earth. Who is to blame? Who is at fault? Do you even care? There seems to be […]

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Who Is To Blame? The Power of Parenting

Children and young kids are different today! They have no respect; they don’t listen; they have smart mouths, tattoos, music that is horrible; they are into drugs and alcohol; and are much more susceptible to opiate addictions. They seem to be getting blamed for all our problems! So I ask again: who is really at […]

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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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Jim Burson blog The Coaching Connection; Make Each Day a Gift; www.JimBurson.com

Make Each Day a Gift

I recently read The Ultimate Gift by Jim Stovall. If you could pick one gift to receive in your life, what would it be? A job that pays $250,000 or more? A division I head coaching job? A new car and house? Inherit a fortune? The book was about an older rich gentleman who died […]

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Jim Burson blog The Coaching Connection: Beat Your Drum Louder; www.jimburson.com

Beat Your Drum Louder

Summer basketball EYBL for Nike has ended this weekend with the crowning of a new champion, the Oakland Soldiers! The Augusta Peach Jam is the premier event of the summer. It is the best: the best players, the best traditions and all of the best coaches in the country How can you make the best […]

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The Coaching Connection

Jim Burson blog; The Coaching Connection: It's a Great Life If You Decide It Is; www.JimBurson.com

It’s a Great Life If You Decide It Is!

The Blur of Basketball Finals The past month has been quite a trip for the real head coach and myself. It would be easy to sit back and enjoy life, but no, I’d rather jump into life with both feet and experience every day with its fullest benefits. Jennifer and I went to the Division […]

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

March to Your Own Championship

    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 bold statements, […]

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The Coaching Connection

Jim Burson blog The Coaching Connection; Where, Oh Where Did January Go?; www.jimburson.com

Where, Oh Where Did January Go?

With the mildness of winter so far, particularly January, it doesn’t seem possible the month is already over and gone. I know we promised to be back with the blog in mid-January after our holiday break, but as you read on I hope you’ll understand and excuse us for the two-week delay! Because I am […]

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