Monday, January 19, 2015

How Bad Do You want It?

When there us something that you want, ask yourself this question; "How bad do you want it?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Issues of the Week

How is Ferguson different from Selma and the protests of the 1960's?

Can Ohio State stop Oregon and football on roller skates in the National championship game Monday night? How?

What is the latest on the terrorist attack in Paris?

What legislation will the Republican controlled Senate pass this term?

Should they seek the death penalty for Tsarnaev? Why of why not?

What is causing gas prices to drop in the U.S. and is it good for the world?

How did Stuart Scott change broadcasting of sports?

What bills will be passed in the Iowa legislature this term?

Should schools police their students social media?

Is the police union in New York disrespecting the Mayor?


Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Talented people must face contention in order to appreciate success.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Questions From Parents to Athletes

"Three things you should ask your son/daughter after a game: 1. Are you hurt? 2. Did you have fun? 3. What do you want to eat?"
 Doug Weber

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Best Drill

In basketball there is a myth that you can't make a player competitive, but I beg to differ. If you make every drill in practice competitive and show the drills necessity it will take. I truly believe competitive spirit is learned by and not born to people.

The best basketball drill for system basketball is five-on-five-on-five. It drills offensive and defensive rebounding, it drills trapping, it drills passing skills, and most importantly it teaches players how to compete.

In the perfect world here is how it works ;(You may have to change it for your situation) You take three coaches and pick teams. When I choose, I always take the most competitive players. Not the best shooters, if you are lucky they might be, but that is not what is important. You want people that are going to go to the board with no hesitation,. You want people that are physical and will dive on the floor for every loose ball. You want people that will run through a wall rather then loose.

The scoring goes like this (Each coach keeps score for their team)
2 points for a steal
2 points for an offensive rebound
2 points for a three pointer made
1 point for a defensive rebound
1 point for a shot attempt
1 point for a two point shot made

My rules are the following (you can change them to fit your situation)

You give the ball to one team going to the other basket out of bounds. The second team guards them up to the time line. The third team picks them up there. Game is on, if a basket is made the team that scores takes it out of bounds and goes the other way. If a team steals it they attack the opposing basket.

We go two eight minute quarters. No foul shots, jump balls go to the defense. Make sure everybody know the score.

Make sure all coaches are involved and vociferous so the players know how important competing is.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

News From The Bee

Here is a great article from the Sacramento Bee about the the Sacramento State Hornets women's basketball team. Click here to read about the fast and furious start the Hornets are off to.