Vary Your Tone

Marshall McLuhan was a Canadian philosopher who coined the phrase “The medium is the message,” signifying that the way the message was delivered was actually more important than the message itself. The way you deliver the message as a coach is crucial, and something worth thinking about. Having a presence as a head coach is […]

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Guess Who’s Back

https://www.woonsocketcall.com/sports/coming-back-home-chance-meeting-brings-walsh-back-to-providence/article_80fd34ea-0616-11ea-86be-e3951e0d4474.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

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Don’t Put Them In A Box

Confirmation bias is essentially interpreting something new as confirmation of what you already believe. And as a coach it comes into play a lot. If you like a kid you are recruiting, when you go see him play you are going to find things to like about him – even if he doesn’t play that […]

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Great Defense Travels

Virginia 48, Syracuse 34. On opening night, Tony Bennett, who lost 4 starters off of last year’s title team, went on the road to Syracuse and held the Orange to 34 points. That score makes me think two things – 1) Tony Bennett is playing chess and we are all playing checkers. 2) Great defense […]

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UVA Football – AND

UVA Football coach Bronco Mendenhall believes in the concept of “AND.” So many great quotes in here from Mendenhall. Definitely a guy I want to root for. โ€œI think decisions are made based on principle, and I think principles are governed by beliefs. AND is one of our guiding principles, and thatโ€™s based on my […]

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“The NCAA Will Implode”

Strong, interesting and educated comments on where the NCAA is headed. http://www.oudaily.com/sports/the-ncaa-will-implode-ou-professor-expert-in-intercollegiate-athletics/article_1cbb81d8-fc36-11e9-8803-2f7072b8ff1e.html

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Longevity In The League

Some terrific stuff from longtime NBA vets about longevity and being a great teammate to survive. https://www.theringer.com/nba/2019/10/17/20917755/nba-kendrick-perkins-sticking-around

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AJ Hinch and Gerrit Cole

The Astros lost game 7 of the World Series in the late innings and they didn’t use their best pitcher. AJ Hinch said the plan was to use Gerrit Cole with a lead so he could help the Astros win the World Series. He also wanted to bring him in to start an inning because […]

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Scramble Drills

So much of teaching the game is teaching your kids how to react. We like to control every drill in practice – to set up scenarios that your team is going to see in a game and teach them how to handle them. The problem is so much of the game is out of your […]

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Historic Basketball League

A new league looking to pay college talent, guarantee them an education and challenge the NCAA. https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2019-10-26/historical-basketball-league-prep-athletes-pay-salary-hbcu-college-education-ncaa

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