Bringing A Team Together Quickly

Different years present different challenges in building your team, and one of the biggest challenges is trying to pull a new team together quickly.  There’s a significant difference in your process when you have 5 or 6 new players versus the team when most of your team is back.  With very few new guys, you […]

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Psychological Safety

https://hbr.org/2017/08/high-performing-teams-need-psychological-safety-heres-how-to-create-it?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=hbr

Some great stuff on the importance of psychological safety to high-achieving teams.

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Why Are Universities Charged With Investigating Rape Allegations?

https://www.outkickthecoverage.com/title-ix-broken-usc-kicker-booted-nothing/

An intelligent look at a very serious topic.  Are University staffs qualified to handle a rape investigation when the police say there will be no criminal charges?

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Jack Clark Podcast

http://athleticdirectoru.com/audio/the-dynamic-leadership-podcast-jack-clark-cal/

Cal Rugby coach Jack Clark is as good as it gets when it comes to leadership, culture and team building.

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Celebrating Mediocrity

“The most dangerous phrase we have in the english language is ‘We’ve always done it that way.’” – Grace Murray Hopper, Computer Scientist Mentality can be really hard to change because usually it’s embedded over a long period of time.  Everyone gets used to doing things a certain way and they don’t even think about […]

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Basketball Drills

https://www.jenreviews.com/basketball-drills/

A compilation of different basketball drills from warm-up through practice.

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NCAA Transfer Rules

https://www.si.com/college-basketball/2017/09/08/ncaa-transfer-rule-immediate-eligibility-scott-drew-archie-miller

Regardless of how much it may effect you, hard to argue with this logic. And if the fair treatment of your industry’s labor undermines your system, the problem is not with the fair treatment. It’s with your system. “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not […]

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Every Player Can…

Talk on defense Run hard Block out Contest shots Cut hard Take a charge Make the extra pass Go to the offensive glass Sprint to the ball defensively Keep loose balls alive Dive on the floor Remind their teammates what they are in Space the floor on the weak side Know all the plays Pick […]

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Rysheed Jordan

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2730989-the-fall-of-rysheed-jordan-how-the-streets-of-philly-swallowed-an-nba-prospect

Gripping story of another basketball talent that got caught up in the streets.

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"Everyone's a hero when it's 70 degrees and sunny. But here's the thing - that's not when you need heroes."

- Eric Kapitulik and Dan Quinn, "The Program"