What is important to you? Whether I was recruiting athletes, coaching them, or now training them, this is the one question that so often goes unanswered. It’s so scary for me when this happens. Let’s be clear. While basketball seems to be at the center of everything for us, it really isn’t at all. It’s… Continue reading What is Important to You?
How often do you look in the mirror? When you do, what do you see? Do you see the real you? Do you put yourself down? Or do you think too much of yourself? The great thing about the mirror is that it shows who we are right now or at least it shows us… Continue reading Look In the Mirror
When the scoreboard says 91-9 or something similar, I feel sorry for the winners, not the losers.
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? Let’s even say middle school… Continue reading Coaching Youth Basketball
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 giving our heart to won’t… Continue reading How Much Do We Love?
The process is so important in the development of our players and our team. We talk about the process with our players. We want them to practice hard. We want them to get better with every repetition. We want them to focus on the task at hand no matter what it is. Do we live… Continue reading The Process: Conclusion Part 6
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 truly fill. It’s that process… Continue reading The Process: The Bridge Part 5
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 bridges, ridges are engineering phenomenons.… Continue reading The Process: The Engineer Part 4
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 think these are as essential… Continue reading The Process: The Ingredients Part 3
To know or to act. To be or to seem. This topic seems to be at the heart of success, on and off the court. We all know what we should do, yet many times we do not. Sometimes it’s because we cannot. Sometimes it’s because we try and fail. Sometimes we just don’t do… Continue reading The Process: Knowledge vs Action Part 2