Expected Standards

“You learn the real standards from each other.” If you want to learn about the culture of a team, don’t ask their seniors. Watch the freshmen. What they do is the true culture.

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Chris Paul Graduating

This is terrific. Good for Chris Paul. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/15/sports/chris-paul-hbcu-winston-salem-state.html?unlocked_article_code=CELRWBS_J1u2CMpKzZ-3Rbhqw7lZxv0vvFBjwWmUZhrcN0meD1uRnutd5Bk-w4c64QOyn2JOYU2A5bSgEi6Q9cIfpv25M2nP-jQUCjzvL_wF863OdXA07I3da6ey7Yra14A1OsMZHdBMV9zKi5yUjRFHLmiDF-XxrBknlU9GVDeElDRv30FUpkBV1V5Dp9X-Q3GRtsDSVgYahrrd3JXU1MRqqyMAcn87BI5c3kpRW1J5b8vjtavhIIJFHqOicDwv7Ua7305yNJrJV1sxf-loPVC–GaUHxxjBGPwDwKTRq70hjgVuQMHIWZKJlWNX81BADuV4Lp0E6UR11P70_Z8157W0Evz7IAnKE8GDg&smid=share-url

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Bill Walsh – 7 “Dont’s” After Defeat

Landry Fields

Some really good stuff from Landry Fields on the mental side of player development.

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Run At The Screen

Don’t tell your players to run “off” a screen or to use a screen. Tell them to run at a screen. When your teammate is trying to screen to get you open, you should run right at your teammate. Don’t veer wide around the screen and give your defender a chance to ride you out. […]

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Mick Cronin – Humility

Saban – Discipline

“What are you willing to accept from yourself… and what are you willing to accept from your teammates?”

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Gaylord Perry

Man on the Moon

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The Last Lesson

Fourteen years ago, on the Monday after Thanksgiving in 2008, I was getting ready to head down to practice at RIC when my cell phone rang. At RIC my office was in the Recreation Center, across campus from the Murray Center where we practiced and played, so we had to actually get into our cars […]

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Great Passers Think Score First

To be a great passer, you have to think like a scorer. The best passers think score first, and it’s something you really have to instill in your players. It seems counterintuitive, but it actually makes a lot of sense. Players who drive to pass are usually pretty easy to read. Players who drive to […]

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