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August 25, 2022

Using the Science of Habits in Your Coaching

William James, the father of modern psychology, wrote that life is a mass of habits. Let’s learn how coaches can use the science of habits….

August 18, 2022

How to improve your coaching performance using psychology

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini is a book that Charlie Munger loves to give away as a present. If that fact piqued…

August 11, 2022

Why are so many of athletes struggling with their mental health?

We are experiencing a mental health crisis amongst our young athletes. I am tired of reading about the suicides of young athletes. Stanford soccer player…

August 10, 2022

Coach Courtney Peay: More than Basketball

Although Coach Courtney Peay loves the X’s and O’s behind the sport of basketball and improving her own on-the-court coaching abilities, she realizes that coaching…

August 03, 2022

Best Strategies to Help Athletes With Failure

Failure is part of sports and an important part of life. But what can coaches do to help athletes with failure? It is sometimes embarrassing…

July 31, 2022

Coach Tamika Newman: Leading as a Coach

Who you are is how you lead. Leading as a Coach is a huge part of excelling within the profession. Coach Tamika Newman is a…

July 28, 2022

Coach Freddie Zamora: The Assistant to Head Coach Relationship

As an assistant coach, I always wanted to be a step ahead of my head coach. If I would ask a question, then I would…

June 17, 2022

Coach Corey Brabham: Listen First

One thing I regret from my previous years in coaching was that I did not listen first. It was about me, what my goals are,…

June 13, 2022

Coach Lucio Lewis: Teach Basketball and Less X’s and O’s

I do not teach as much about the X’s and O’s. I teach basketball. How to read a pick and roll, how to handle a…

June 11, 2022

Coach Jason Wallace: Hard Work is the Price

Hard work is not punishment. Hard work is the price of admission for the opportunity to be successful. If you are looking for advice on…

June 09, 2022

Coach Nelson Aviles: Should I Coach?

If you love teaching, if you love the sport, and you want to be involved in the community, do it. You will make a bigger…

June 08, 2022

Coach Stefan Waits: The Importance of Team Mottos

Every year, I come up with a team motto. I make my own jerseys and shirts for the team and will put our team motto…

June 07, 2022

Coach Antwann Anderson: You are NOT Alone

I just want my guys to know, at the end of the day, you are not in this alone. Coach Antwann Anderson has grown up…

June 06, 2022

Coach Greg Kampe: Getting the Athletes to Believe

To survive in this profession, you have to believe in yourself, and believe in what you do. You have to get the young men on…

June 05, 2022

Coach Dominique Nelson: Taking Ownership

We help young men live out their dreams, whether it is on or off the court. Coach Dominique Nelson desires his athletes to take ownership…

June 04, 2022

Coach Jeremy Hartman: The Love for the Game

Just the love for the game. Now it is more so of helping other young people cultivate the love for the game…Just because people love…

June 03, 2022

Coach Dee Frazier: The Power of Good Communication

You can’t win with bad guys. Coach Dee Frazier is huge on relationships and good communication, which is what brought him into coaching in the…

June 02, 2022

Coach Javon Lue: Every Athlete is Unique

If you are not going to be there, let me know. If you are going to be here, you are going to go hard, not…

June 01, 2022

Coach Curtis Houlder: Coaching for the Right Reasons

If you do not really want to be a coach, give someone else the opportunity. Do not do it for the fame, paycheck, or titles….

May 31, 2022

Coach Blake Cochran: Be Where Your Feet Are

Everyone has struggles, but you have to make the most of where you are at. Life has not always been easy for Coach Blake Cochran….

May 30, 2022

Coach Atreyu Austin: Developing > Winning

You have to have the ability to keep your composure, have good body language, and be able to take bad coaching at times. The athletes…

May 29, 2022

Coach Justin Saunders: Why Coaches Need to SLOW Down

I have seen coaches in the past who know so much more than me about the game of basketball. But they come in and say,…

May 28, 2022

Coach Kenzie Krowiorz: STUDENT Athletes

Every coach loves the game that they coach and that is always a common denominator. But if I did not have these great relationships with…

May 27, 2022

Coach Reginald Brooks: Never Give Up

My whole mentality is to NEVER give up. Like never. We can be down 20 in the second quarter, and I am rallying my team…

May 26, 2022

Coach Corey Eubanks: Wanting Players that Want You

I know you like basketball, but I think your playing days are over. This is what the doctor told Coach Corey Eubanks after suffering another…

May 25, 2022

Coach Joel Williams: Why Coaches NEED to Adapt over their Career

The program is really an extension of the institution, but it is a direct reflection of who is building it. Coach Joel Williams, who has…

May 24, 2022

Coach John Goldsmith: Saving the Youth in His Community

I use basketball as a tool to save the youth in my community.” “If your players know that you love them and you will go…

May 23, 2022

Coach Justin Hogue: How Hard Work Impacts Coaching

You don’t need to thank me, just make sure you pay it forward. This is what the Head Coach at Mesa Community College told Coach…

May 21, 2022

Coach Tavon Green: The Mission of We Believe Basketball

Hey man, my job is not to get you into college, it is to win basketball games.” “You are a dime a dozen. I could…

May 19, 2022

Coach Devin Griffin: Helping Athletes Reach their Full Potential

Coach Devin Griffin has been around basketball his entire life. In his interview with us, he said that him and his friends used to play…

May 18, 2022

Coach Gaudioso: The Difference Between a Team VS a Program

When coaches are recruiting or talking about their team, they refer it as a “program” instead of a “team”. However, what distinguishes a team versus…

May 17, 2022

Coach Matthew Lowry: Building Relationships Beyond Basketball

Coach Matthew Lowry, the Will C. Wood Women’s Basketball Varsity Coach and program director of the Travis Lady Jets travel basketball team, is a coach…

May 16, 2022

Coach Obey: How a Military Background Helps Her Coach Basketball

Precision, Urgency, and Attention to Detail For those wondering what hard work looks like, Coach Jaresha Obey is a great example. Although she was born…

May 12, 2022

Team Relationships Advice with Coach Dwayne Felder

Let’s talk about the importance of team relationships as a coach. Coach Dwayne Felder has been around basketball his entire life, playing throughout school and…

May 06, 2022

How Team Culture Creates Winning Programs With Coach Mark Mitchell

How Team Culture Creates Winning Programs With Coach Mark Mitchell

February 07, 2022

How to Develop a Championship Basketball Program

I’ll talk about how we developed a successful basketball program at our high school and in our community. Building a college program, on the other…

February 03, 2022

Building a successful sports program

When you take over as head coach, whether you inherit a great program or a club that has seen better days, it’s critical to think…

January 26, 2022

Three Pillars to Building Team Culture

In the sports world, it is commonly believed that a team’s culture has a significant effect on how it works and performs. The setting in…

January 25, 2022

Understanding Athlete Nutrition

Let’s talk about athlete nutrition. Every athlete aspires for a competitive advantage. A complete food regimen that meets these physical demands is required for daily…

January 20, 2022

Understanding Championship Level Culture

There’s a lot more to building a championship-caliber team than each player’s ability level. In order to become a high-performing team, you must have a…