Hooplens.com

Hooplens.com is a basketball analytics website that makes it easy to get to analytical information about your team.  Pretty interesting approach here to compliment the film work coaches do. http://www.hooplens.com

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Coaching Without Ego

I’ve talked a lot about finding players who play without an ego.  I love the guys who play with a chip on their shoulder, who have something to prove, but it shows up in how they compete and never crosses the line to selfish play.  It’s a subtle difference, but playing without an ego is […]

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Chris Petersen

Chris Petersen was 92-12 as the head coach at Boise State.  Some really good stuff on culture in here. http://www.si.com/college-football/2014/08/11/inside-read-chris-petersen-washington-als-challenge

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Boss Vs. Leader

“Remember the difference between a boss and a leader… a boss says “Go.”  A leader says “Let’s Go.”

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“We Can Only Teach Them To Practice Things”

An interesting piece from the Op-Ed page of the New York Times on how you can coach kids in Math, not teach them. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/25/opinion/dont-teach-math-coach-it.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&_r=0

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Carl Parker

A great look at an AAU coach who goes about it the right way.  The quotes from his players really tell the story. “I’ve never wanted to work for a coach as much as I wanted to work for him.” “Coach Parker really gave me a certain confidence about the game.” “He’ll tell you exactly how […]

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Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

Emotional intelligence – the sum of self-awareness, self-management, empathy and social skills – as a key factor in leadership. http://www.success.com/article/the-leadership-secret-to-supercharging-your-team “Poor listening is the common cold of leadership today.”

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Best Practice

As I drove on to campus on Tuesday morning I watched the football team going through their morning practice before their afternoon scrimmage.  I realized I hadn’t been on a campus with a football team in over 15 years, and it was exciting.  The energy in the fall is a little different when their is […]

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Positions

One of the questions you get asked a lot on the recruiting trail is “What are you guys looking for for next year?”  You always have your current roster in mind and where you have the most depth, but that’s not as important as getting the right talent.  Ultimately what we are looking for is […]

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Completed the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of ALS.  Take the time to watch the video in the post below on Chris Rosati. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10204651784201605&set=vb.1445456058&type=2&theater

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