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The Mindset of Success: Be Humble

The Mindset of Success: Be Humble

I hope the coaches who read this article share it with their players, because I believe this lesson is truly beneficial for players as much as coaches. Not only am I sharing what I’ve learned regarding humility; I’m also preaching the message to myself. We all must be reminded often that the path of humility is the best

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The Mental Game – Overcoming “Problems”

As most of you know, how one handles adversity usually determines the level of success they will achieve. In today’s game, many players tend to take the “easy way out” instead of confronting their issue(s) head-on. Why is that? I feel it is because we don’t do a good enough job preparing our student-athletes for

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Elite Defenders  –  How They Tick

Elite defenders have the following traits in common: length, athleticism, effort, awareness, and intelligence. That’s pretty obvious. In this article, we’ll go beyond those few characteristics and learn from one of the NBA’s best defenders, Tony Allen, and we’ll see the traits that make great defenders. Elite defenders guard the best offensive player on their team

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The Influence of Soccer and Football on Basketball Coaches

How the main national sporting influences – football and soccer – may impact basketball coaching styles in America and abroad.  In the United States, the NFL owns Sundays and college football owns the rest of the weekend. While American basketball coaches likely list basketball as their first love, they are knowingly or unknowingly impacted by American

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The Perils Of Confirmation Bias In Coaching

Coaches can be blind to opportunities to advance their teams and programs by falling victim to Confirmation Bias. Like Survivorship Bias, Confirmation Bias is an example of a cognitive bias which leads coaches to make irrational decisions. Confirmation Bias is the tendency to listen only to information that confirms one’s beliefs or preconceptions. It is

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Survivorship Bias In Coaching

First in a series on Cognitive Biases and how they can impact our decision making as coaches. Simply put, Cognitive Biases are thinking errors. They are flaws in judgement that everyone is susceptible to. Marketers, salesmen, the media and politicians depend on our unawareness of these biases to sell their products, services and messages. We

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Look at Me Leadership

Look at Me Leadership originally posted at “The Winner’s Edge“ What makes an individual great — is it their work ethic, their natural talent, or their unwillingness to relent to adversity or failure? Could be one, could be all, could be a combination. When the individual is called upon to lead, whether by hiring, vote, or

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