Have you ever watched the full speech? It’s only about 17 minutes. Incredibly powerful.
I loved this paragraph from Bill Madden’s new book Tom Seaver, A Terrific Life. The first chapter is all about the day of Seaver’s 300th win, towards the end of his career, when he pitched for the White Sox at Yankee Stadium. Madden, the author, kept prodding him about what, in retrospect, stood out most […]
“Deserve ain’t got nothing to do with it.” – Prop Joe, The Wire I’ve had a lot of conversations with players over the years about playing time. I try and be as direct, honest and open as I can about how to earn playing time with my teams. For us, it was always three things […]
On a recent podcast I heard Luke Bobilak talking about leadership, and how it’s important to change your perspective as a leader. Leaders should imagine they are at a dance, he said, and should split their time evenly between the dance floor and the balcony. It’s a perfect analogy and something leaders should think about […]
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I’ve often said the one commonality amongst the best players I’ve coached, and the best coaches I’ve been around, is perspective. They have an intentional attitude towards their approach to success, and they understand the connection to the big picture. This is a terrific article from 3×5 Leadership on perspective.
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Emotion is a big part of sports. The practices and games are intense. The investment level is significant. For players at any level, it’s really important. For coaches at the college and professional level, it’s their lives. It’s hard to be good at any sport without being fully invested emotionally. Intense competition is always going […]
Steve Francis has a great story to tell. https://www.theplayerstribune.com/articles/steve-francis-i-got-a-story-to-tell
When I was in college, our practices had a similar structure every day. We didn’t stretch or get loose as a team. Practice started at 4:00, and you were expected to be ready to go at that time. Whatever you needed to do to get ready, you did it before 4:00. We usually started with […]