March Madness Extravaganza

April 7 – Get To instead of Have To


The following excerpt is courtesy of Who knew that two simple words could change one’s mindset, perspective and approach to work and life? Just two words have the potential to enhance joy, productivity, performance and change a complaining voice to an appreciative heart. So often we say things like, “I have to take the kids to practice.” “I have to ... Read More »

April 6 – Bigger Than Basketball


Last year I made a trip to Calgary, Alberta (Canada) for one of my Cutting Edge Clinics. Thanks to host Randy Peron of the Red Jackets, the clinic was a tremendous success… with 60+ kids and 20+ coaches in attendance. As much as I enjoyed my workout with the players and my private Q & A with the coaches, the real ... Read More »

April 3 – Getting to Know the CEO

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Back in November, CEO of Better Basketball Rich Czeslawski had the pleasure to record a podcast with Winning Youth Coaching. The recording is 41 straight minutes of thought-provoking nuggets that will make you a better coach and person after listening. Below are a few of my favorite quotes from the episode, but don’t take my word for it; listen to it ... Read More »

April 2 – The 3 R’s


With the exception of the teams still pursuing a state championship, most high school teams across the country have completed their seasons. In the past two weeks alone I have received a Tsunami of emails, Tweets and Facebook messages asking me to outline some off-season training thoughts. REST I highly, highly recommend for players to take one to two full ... Read More »

March 31 – Keys to Mentally Bounce Back from Injuries

The following article is written by Spencer Wood. How many coaches across the country ask the following question?… I have an athlete who suffered an injury that will most likely keep them sidelined for most of next season. How can I keep them upbeat, involved and engaged throughout the year? At times, injury can mirror some of the psychological stages ... Read More »

March 30 – Developing the New Players in Your Program

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This article was written by University of Southern California men’ s basketball Director of Basketball Operations Chris Capko. While the article focuses on the transition from high school to college, every tip below is just as important at the high school level. Every year, at every level, every team in the country is welcoming some new young players into their ... Read More »