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NCAA Women's Basketball 2015 Division1 Championships - 4th Round: Florida State vs South Carolina MAR 29

Doing the Little Things Right = More Wins

Doing the Little Things Right = More Wins

What little things can you do to build “Team” during the off-season? Build team through ownership – Senior led workouts, open gyms, meetings, team events, etc. Build commitment – Morning/Weekend workouts – it is the seniors job to get them there and monitor attendance Build Trust – Lift, run, play, study, sacrifice – PAY THE

Tips For Honoring The Game

Tips For Honoring The Game

How parents can contribute to a positive culture Before the Game Commit to Honoring the Game in action and language no matter what others may do Tell your children before each game that you will be proud of them regardless of how well they perform During the Game Fill your child's "Emotional Tank" through praise

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Nine Key Survival Tips for Coaches

Don’t expect to be an overnight success – Winning consistently is not a matter of luck, nor is staying in coaching for a decade or more. Both require commitment and hard work. Don’t take it too seriously – It is true; it is just a game. Tom Seaver said it best, “The good players feel

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Creating Feeder Systems in High School Basketball

A common complaint I hear from numerous high school coaches is that when the Freshman class arrives on campus in the fall, they are not very skilled on the basics of basketball. (Check out my post, tips on coaching youth basketball, geared towards players 12 and under.) Because high school coaches have their own offensive and defensive philosophies, they

My Dean Smith Memory

As an 18 year NCAA Division I head and assistant coach, I was blessed to have coached against the best.  Bob Knight, Coach K, Eddie Sutton, Tom Izzo, Tom Davis, Ralph Miller, Billy Donovan, Roy Williams……and Dean Smith. Our Miami of Ohio team won the 1990-91 MAC regular season and tournament championship.  Fortunately we were placed

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