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WHICH COACH IS PERFERABLE:LAID-BACK OR ENERGETIC?

  Here we go….. Another “YOU MAKE THE CALL”! With all my days of coaching and “coaching” coaches, I have come across two extreme styles of coaching (actually a few more), but here I will focus on these two. I want you to let me know which one of these two coaches you would rather have your son or daughter ... Read More »

LOPSIDED SCORES CALL TEAM’S APPROACH INTO QUESTION

It’s time again for a “YOU MAKE THE CALL”………. Here are the facts: Yates High School in Texas is a scoring machine. They put hundreds of points on the board with a pressing, full court, fight to the end style of play. There is nothing wrong with that, right? The problem comes when they score 170 and their opponent scores ... Read More »

GIVE KIDS A GIFT THEY REALLY WANT— YOUR PRESENCE

WRAP THESE GIFTS UP FOR SOME HOIDAY CHEER   The season of Joy! The season of giving! So, what can we wrap up and give to our kids? How about giving JOY? How about wrapping up these top 10 gifts and let your kids unwrap them all year long: 1.       Time… Your children need your presence more than your presents.  ... Read More »

ENFORCE RULES FROM THE GET-GO; THAT’S HOW KIDS LEARN

  QUESTION… My son came to me with this question and I told him I would ask you for your opinion: “Why is it that when we practice we are taught not to double dribble or travel, but when we play against the other teams, the referees let them stop and dribble again, dribble with 2 hands, and even pick ... Read More »

TRYOUTS WORK WELL TO PUT PARTICIPANTS AT RIGHT LEVEL

QUESTION…Whatever happened to the counting off method for choosing teams? When I was a kid, we would always just count off: “1, 2, 1, 2, etc”. It worked fine for years. Now it seems like every team has to have “try-outs” to make the teams. Things have gotten too complicated and I think there is too much pressure on the ... Read More »

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