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Putting Positive Coaching Into Practice

Putting Positive Coaching Into Practice

I’ve wanted to be a basketball coach since I was eight years old. While my peers were dreaming of playing in the NBA, I had my sights set on being the guy in a suit pacing up and down the sidelines. I traded in my playing shoes for a whistle and a clipboard early on

Kevin Eastman

Building a Championship Mindset

I’m a new contributor to Team FastModel, yet for those of you who are familiar with my way of thinking is that I prefer to teach in bullet points. This post covers a number of items essential to Building a Championship Mindset. Enjoy! Building a Championship Mindset Your success in a learning environment depends, like a

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FastDraw: The Ultimate PROGRAM Tool

Tips and creative uses for FastDraw as a program tool for developing top-to-bottom program alignment.  In many hours of counseling basketball coaches, a common struggle I hear is lack of program alignment. There are many factors that may inhibit this from situation to situation, but it often is the fault of the head coach for not having

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The Role of Captains on Succesful Teams

“The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.” – John Wooden Successful teams and organizations always have strong leadership throughout, and athletic teams are no different. Teams always have the best chance at being successful when they have strong leadership in the form of players, led by selected captains. Often, when

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Maintaining a Strong Coach/Athletic Director Relationship

Developing a strong, positive and professional relationship with your athletic director and athletic department is a vital component to ensuring that you can coach effectively and successfully at your school – hopefully, for a long time to come. Whether you are a full-time, part-time or volunteer coach, you are most likely, reporting to a school’s

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