LEARNING FROM THE BIG BOYS Part II — What Everyone else has figured out that we haven’t! In understanding the emotional aspect, I shared some of my thoughts about why practices need to be engaging and fun. In order to be fun and engaging, we need to understand the motives behind those players showing up. After... Continue Reading →
How to create engagement and fun in youth sports practices
PART I — UNDERSTANDING THE EMOTIONAL ASPECT “How do you handle a situation where you have two players who are focused on the drill/activity and everyone else is messing around?” This was a question that was posed to me a couple of days ago after one of our youth team practices (U12). Our coaches wanted... Continue Reading →
imPACTT coaching – When less means more!
Is coaching less more effective in the long run? We've all seen coaches who have a presence on the court. A certain aura as they move around demanding, controlling, roaring instructions, giving feedback, constantly correcting skills and directing players from drill to drill. On the outset, it looks amazing. The coach seems to be in constant... Continue Reading →
Making an imPACTT!
WHY DO I COACH BASKETBALL? I coach basketball for a living and have dedicated the last number of years of my life to the sport and all that it brings. Late nights, early mornings, long weekends, emotional players, demanding administrations, over involved parents and uneven working hours. Oh, and did I mention low wages? Of course, I’m... Continue Reading →
When it comes to sporting success, confidence has been shown to account for the differences between successful and unsuccessful performances. Sports psychologists and elite athletes have consistently stated that confidence is a crucial currency in their performances and success. But, what is confidence? Are there different types of confidence? How do we develop confidence? What impacts... Continue Reading →
Holding Yourself to a Higher Standard
"THE POLICE ARE UNDER ATTACK!!" That is the headline that greeted me in today's paper. Let me review. Plenty of problems exist in the world that we live in today. However, all of these problems seem to be blown way out of proportion for the most part in the way that the media seems to... Continue Reading →