The Buck Stops Here

As a head coach and as a coaching staff, it is our responsibility to accept fault for every failure and give away the credit for every success. It is much easier to point fingers than it is to look in the mirror.  Players are not responsible for the schedule.  They are not responsible for recruiting […]

The Lack of Fundamental Development

The lack of fundamental development in youth basketball is alarming. Over the last few months, I’ve watched more bad basketball than I ever care to watch. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t care that players are either good or bad. That is irrelevant. What bothers me is the lack of teaching, development, and accountability that […]

Are You Ever Really Ready?

Are you ever really ready? Before you have a child, did you know what it was going to be like to be a parent? Before you got married, did you know what it was going to be like to be married? Before you were the boss, did you know what it was like to have […]

Chase Excellence, Not Perfection

chase excellence not perfection

We think it’s critical to chase excellence, not perfection. I think perfectionism is something we as a society don’t understand very well. To me, perfectionism is a true double-edged sword. It gives high achievers the obsessive drive to work insanely hard & be hyper-focused on becoming the best. But, it is also what keeps them […]

Can Someone Help Me Understand?

Can someone help me understand? For most of my life, I have been pretty much secluded from the mainstream. Growing up in a secluded rural town before the internet, I didn’t really know much about the world. Then for the next half of my life being in environments that very few people get to experience, […]

Let Them Fail

Why don’t we let them fail?  Why do we pretend that our kids aren’t human?  Why do we try to protect them from the struggle? The truth is we all fail, we all struggle, and we are all human. Pretending like we are anything else makes the fall even harder when it inevitably happens. If […]

Basketball Near Me

When I go to Google and I search Basketball Near Me, I shake my head. When I think about all of the wasted time and money spent with these “organizations”, it makes me question whether what we’re doing is beneficial. When I think about what we do and how we do things, I know that […]

What is Important to You?

Good things come to those who work

What is important to you? Whether I was recruiting athletes, coaching them, or now training them, this is the one question that so often goes unanswered. It’s so scary for me when this happens. Let’s be clear. While basketball seems to be at the center of everything for us, it really isn’t at all. It’s […]

Look In the Mirror

How often do you look in the mirror? When you do, what do you see? Do you see the real you? Do you put yourself down? Or do you think too much of yourself? The great thing about the mirror is that it shows who we are right now or at least it shows us […]

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