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Rebound Forward: Coaching and Life Lessons from Randy Brown

Rebound Forward: Coaching and Life Lessons from Randy Brown

In his new book, coach Randy Brown shares the personal story on how he overcome adversity to win off the court. Dear Coaching Friends, A lifetime goal of mine was to write a book. Today, I’ happy to say I’ve accomplished this goal and it feels awesome! For those who don’t know me, I spent 20 years

Dec 07 2017 Berkeley CA U.S.A. California head coach Lindsay Gottlie(C), guard Asha Thomas (L) and forward/center Kristine Anigwe (R) at the press conference celebrate her 200 career win after NCAA Women's Basketball game between San Diego Toreros and California Golden Bears 89-64 win at Hass Pavilion Berkeley Calif. Thurman James / CSM(Credit Image: © Thurman James/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Building a Culture of Greatness – Pillar 2: Enthusiasm

The Building a Culture of Greatness series aims to help coaches bring their teams together by sharing real life examples of team culture. Pillar 2: Enthusiasm “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson I really love that quote by Emerson, because it’s so true! To truly appreciate what he is saying we need

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Coach: Simple Suggestions for Improved Practice

In the quest for more effective basketball practices, the answer lies in simplicity, engagement, evaluation and positivity. Every coach understands it’s not what happens in games that determines the outcome of a season. It’s what happens during the practices leading up to games. Here are four simple suggestions to make sure you’re getting most of those

November 15, 2017 - November 15, 2017 - Kyle Weems / Besiktas Istanbul nach Sieg über Telekom Baskets Bonn , Basketball Champions League Foto: Jörn Wolter *** Kyle Weems Besiktas Istanbul to victory over Telekom Baskets Bonn basketball Champions League photo Jörn Wolter MR:N (Credit Image: © Imago via ZUMA Press)

Failure IS an Option!

Most people attempt to avoid failure. In the realm of athletics, however, failing can be the key to finding success. The 1995 movie Apollo 13 is about the ill-fated NASA mission that saw an explosion aboard the Apollo 13 spacecraft which caused the mission’s goal of landing on the moon to be aborted. As the NASA

January 28, 2018 - Guangzhou, Guangzhou, China - Guangzhou,CHINA-28th January 2018: Guangzhou Long Lions Basketball Team defeats Beijing Begcl Basketball Team 118-108 at CBA 2017/18 in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province. (Credit Image: © SIPA Asia via ZUMA Wire)

Building a Culture of Greatness – Pillar 1: Unity

Our Building a Culture of Greatness series aims to help teams come together by sharing real life examples of team culture. Pillar 1: Unity “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” -African Proverb The single, greatest joy in a team sport is losing yourself in the team.

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Behind the Scenes – The Inside Out

Thrive3, a leading basketball skills training group, is excited to partner with FastModel Sports to offer our weekly videos series, The Inside Out, on the FMS blog platform and directly to its audience of coaches, trainers and players. The series will provide drills from Thrive3’s player development system used to train top athletes from youth to professional levels. Along with basketball

December 17, 2017 - Memphis, TENNESSEE, Estados Unidos - Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens communicates with his team at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 16 December 2017. (Credit Image: © Mike Brown/EFE via ZUMA Press)

Better Coaches Mindset: Passion vs Obsession

This is the second post of a #BetterCoaches Mindset series in partnership with HoopGrind, and was originally published on their site here.  Read the first post exploring the Hedgehog Concept here. If you are reading this, there is a strong possibility that basketball is your passion. The purpose of this article is to explain the difference

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The Biggest Predictor of Success – The Inside Out

Thrive3, a leading basketball skills training group, is excited to partner with FastModel Sports to offer our weekly videos series, The Inside Out, on its blog platform and directly to its audience of coaches, trainers and players. The series will provide drills from Thrive3’s player development system used to train top athletes from youth to professional levels. Along with basketball training

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Better Coaches Mindset: Hedgehog Concept

This is Part 1 of a Better Coaches Mindset Series from Coach Doug Brotherton and our partners at HoopGrind Basketball. It was originally published here. Three years ago, I listened to the audio version of the book, “Good to Great,“ by Jim Collins. One of the concepts that has stuck with me is the Hedgehog Concept. This

Top Articles of 2017

Top 10 Coaching Articles of 2017

Anyone else feel like 2017 was a blur? In the coaching business, every year goes fast. As we wrap things up, it’s a great time for reflection. It was a year of strong growth for this blog which makes us very proud. We added some phenomenal contributors to our roster in 2017, so a big thank you

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