2016 Dynamic Leadership Academy – 5 Speakers Announced

The Dynamic Leadership Academy was created for leaders and coaches with a growth mindset. Now entering it’s 4th year, the goal of the Academy is to create interactive discussion on leadership and team building with an emphasis on an uncommon approach. We touch on a number of leadership topics while providing different perspectives from head […]

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NBA Playoffs

  The following colleges had players who played 10+ minutes in last night’s two NBA playoff games (Indiana-Toronto and Boston-Atlanta): Georgia State Louisiana Tech Old Dominion Bucknell Fresno State IUPUI Eastern Washington  Recruiting is an art, not a science.

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"Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everyone can understand."

Colin Powell

Pep Guardiola

https://thecauldron.si.com/design-like-guardiola-573956acb5aa#.ql3rxv3su

Good analysis of the design tactics Pep Guardiola used to make Barcelona a dominant power.

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Spending in College Athletics

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/college/2016/04/17/ncaa-football-basketball-power-five-revenue-expenses/83035862/

USA Today with a really good look at the spending in college athletics.

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Cuba

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/dan-le-batard/article67292347.html

If you saw any of the coverage of President Obama and major league baseball going to Cuba this month, you should read this from Dan Le Batard.

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“Competition is the fundamental platform you are going to develop your elite players with.”

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Mentally Tough

Jack Clark, the head rugby coach at Cal, defines mental toughness for his team as “the ability to focus 100% on the next most important thing.”  Mental toughness is one of those things we always talk about as coaches, but we don’t always define.  It can become an abstract term that doesn’t have meaning for […]

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"Even if today's players are incredibly gifted, they grow up in a basketball environment that can only be called counterproductive. AAU basketball has replaced high school ball as the dominant form of development in the teen years. I coached my son's AAU team for three years; it's a genuinely weird subculture. Like everywhere else, you have good coaches and bad coaches, or strong programs and weak ones, but what troubled me was how much winning is devalued in the AAU structure. Teams play game after game after game, sometimes winning or losing four times in one day. Very rarely do teams ever hold a practice. Some programs fly in top players from out of state for a single weekend to join their team. Certain players play for one team in the morning and another one in the afternoon. If mom and dad aren't happy with their son's playing time, they switch club teams and stick him on a different one the following week. The process of growing as a team basketball player — learning how to become part of a whole, how to fit into something bigger than oneself — becomes completely lost within the AAU fabric."

- Steve Kerr

“Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.”

Robert Strauss