Things Players Should Know

Things I wanted the players I coached to know: It will not go the way you think it’s going to go. Rick Pitino writes that on the white board at his first team meeting every year. We started to do it at Maine as well. Prepare yourself mentally for adversity and the ups and downs […]

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Dream Crazy

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The best team conditioning drill we’ve ever done. Partner your players up in teams of 2 on the baseline. You can pair them up big/little or let them choose their partners, however you’d like to do it. They are going to run sprints together. The entire drill will take about 10 minutes. The first guy […]

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Developing Individual Confidence

Self-confidence is really important for success, but not easy to capture or develop. We want our teams to play with confidence, but I’m not sure we spend enough time on confidence when we coach. Nor do we give our players a game plan for individual confidence. As an individual how do you work on being […]

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Keanon Lowe on Chip Kelly

Loved this paragraph in an article about Keanon Lowe, who was a running back at Oregon for Chip Kelly. Kelly taught his players that “pressure is what you feel when you don’t know what you’re doing.” He told them to never flinch, and when he left in 2013 to coach the NFL’s Eagles he promised […]

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SVP on NCAA Transfers

The NCAA really needs to figure the transfer stuff out quickly.

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Le Betard on Andrew Luck

Nick Saban On Second Chances

Nick Saban feels strongly about giving kids second chances. Fans and media do tend to get pretty cynical when a kid gets in serious trouble and isn’t dismissed, but Saban makes a pretty good point. Where would you rather have him?

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Strengths, Weaknesses and Identity

Every team you coach is new. Every team is different. Even if you have most or all of your players coming back, the team is different. Everyone is a year older, hopefully better, and individually they all have different goals. If you just repeat the same process and approach every year with a different team, […]

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