Creating Team Cultures

With the basketball season just around the corner, coaches need to start planning and making several decisions. Although most of these decisions will be in relation to the team, its playing style and their goals for the coming year, one of the most important decisions will be the conscious decision to foster a team culture.Continue reading “Creating Team Cultures”

What’s the Importance of a Warm-Up?

Last week, I wrote a blog about killing “Sacred Zombie Cows” or in other words, challenging conventional wisdom as it relates to sports. This blog will address the warm-up and the role it plays in activities. For the most part, I speak in basketball jargon, but the ideas in the blog can be easily transferredContinue reading “What’s the Importance of a Warm-Up?”

Challenging Conventional Thinking

I came across the above photo on Facebook a couple of days ago and it got me thinking about the way we do certain things. As a basketball and a strength & conditioning coach, I witness this almost on a daily basis. Whether I’m at the gym or on a basketball court, I observe people doing things inContinue reading “Challenging Conventional Thinking”

Strength Training and Kids

There exists a concept which states that strength training in kids is wrong and harmful. There exists a concept which states that strength training for kids will stunt their growth. A lot of people firmly believe this, and prevent their kids from engaging in strength training activities. So, is there any truth to this? Or areContinue reading “Strength Training and Kids”

Working on your craft!!

Last week, a good friend of mine, Ciaran Toner wrote a post about being in the “Right Place at the Right Time“. If you haven’t seen it, go and read it now. I want to echo on the points he made before jumping to my topic. There are certain people, who wish for success, but spendContinue reading “Working on your craft!!”

Batteries Recharged

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on here. I’ve been finding it hard to formulate my thoughts into words and put them out there, but enough is enough, I’ll just get on with it. Let me start with the most recent occurrence and from there, I will do my best to post a blog everyContinue reading “Batteries Recharged”