Coaching Youth Basketball

Coaching youth basketball is many times a volunteer service.  Coaches don’t get paid or at least not enough to make it their full-time job. Teams might practice one or two days a week for an hour. Games are every Saturday for a couple of months. It’s not that serious, right? Read more…

How Much Do We Love?

Donald Miller gives a great perspective on love. I don’t know if he knows anything about basketball or coaching, but he gives us something to think about. “But love doesn’t control, and I suppose that’s why it’s the ultimate risk. In the end, we have to hope the person we’re Read more…

The Process: The Bridge Part 5

This topic of knowledge vs. action is extremely interesting to me. The most interesting part is that little “vs.” that’s in the middle. It’s that bridge. It’s that link between the two that is actually not so little at all.  In fact, it’s quite a gap that most people ever Read more…

The Process: The Engineer Part 4

As a coach, I am an engineer. I’m not designing buildings or aircraft carriers. I’m engineering people. When it comes to sports specifically, I’m trying to figure out how to bridge the gap between a player’s knowledge and their ability to execute what they know in any situation. Speaking of Read more…

The Process: The Ingredients Part 3

The process of turning knowledge into action is like a recipe.  Turning information into action requires certain ingredients and certain instructions. The instructions may be different for each individual person, but the ingredients are the same in every situation. This list of ingredients is by no means comprehensive, but I Read more…

You’re the President

You’re the President, like it or not. A coaching colleague introduced me to The West Wing. At that time, it was only on DVD. Now, it’s on Netflix.  It’s a fictional series about life in the White House. I have watched all 7 seasons and I’m going back through it Read more…