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November 30, 2016 - Chicago, IL - The Drake University men's basketball staff and team gather during a timeout vs DePaul University in 2016.

Support Staff Series, Vol. 1: Q&A with Cory Marquardt

Support Staff Series, Vol. 1: Q&A with Cory Marquardt

This fall, FastModel Sports is excited to feature a Support Staff Series of Q&A interviews to show a little love to those coaches who aren’t in the spotlight and don’t sit in the first row of the bench on game day. These are the staff members that work behind the scenes making sure every single aspect of

Kevin Eastman speaks to an audience at a COACHING U Live clinic.

Improve Access to Coaching Clinics

Coaches, Let me be the first to officially wish all of you good luck as we begin to prepare for the upcoming 2017-18 basketball season, and also issue a bold statement: Basketball needs passionate coaches and teachers more than it ever has before. Given recent events in the college coaching community, it is more important than ever that basketball coaches

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Make It Personal

In my role here at Cedarville University, one of my responsibilities is growing our booster club. Co-workers and I were discussing our basketball hospitality suite and strategies we could adopt to make it a more attractive benefit for boosters. As we created a list of ideas, one of them reminded us that we could implement

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How to Have a Happier Team Culture

You may not be able to acquire and consume and exercise your way to happiness, but you can serve and volunteer your way there.     —Andy Stanley In a recent message, Andy Stanley referred to a study in the UK that looked at 40 different studies that spanned over 20 years to determine if there was a

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A Culture of Accountability and Grace

Many of you probably remember when Ohio State quarterback JT Barrett was arrested for DUI. Thankfully that wasn’t the end of his story. The same is true for your players. At some point this season, one or more of your players will mess up. Even the “good kids” will probably make a poor decision at

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Personal Commitment Statement

Anyone that is in the coaching profession or have been in this profession will understand this simple post. As coaches we give so much of our time, making sure our program is the best it can be under our leadership. Often time we do this at the expense of spending less time with our own

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A No-Brainer Strategy to Build Team Culture

A college coach and I were chatting recently about team culture. She’s been a coach for a number of years, mainly in an assistant role with a variety of head coaches. During our discussion, she compared/contrasted two coaches for whom she worked. She enjoyed both, but the experiences felt different. One example she cited was team

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