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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

College Quits Recruiting HS Player Because of His Twitter Acc't

From Bleacher Report....

Kyle Korver- Elite Teammate

Kyle Korver describing being invited to tryout with team USA- 

"I don’t consider myself an elite superstar player by any means. I’ve always tried to be an elite teammate. Someone you want. If you are going to build a team, you’d want me to be on it. That’s my biggest goal."


Monday, July 28, 2014

A Beautiful Game

This tape is a great tape that is a tribute to how the Spurs play the game of basketball. It is a tribute to the importance of TEAM over the individual.

Stephen Curry Working Out

Stephen Curry talks about HOW to work out...

Stephen Curry showing some of his workout drills...

Jump Rope for Basketball

Here are some great demonstrations of jump rope exercises a player could use. If a player (especially a young post player) would develop a simple daily 5-10 minute jump rope routine, they would be surprised about how much their quickness and agility improved.

Great Ladder Agility Drills

There are a lot of good ladder agility drills- here are 13 favorites of Coach King...

Mark Cuban

  1. Happiness doesn’t have anything to do with money. “I was happy when I was poor. I am happy now that I am rich.”
  2. Treat people like winners if you want them to perform like winners.When he took over the Mavs they were the worst team in the NBA.  The very first thing he did was up grade their locker room and travel accommodations.
  3. Always be the most prepared person in the room. Knowledge is power. Mark relentless studies everything before he gets involved.
  4. If everyone is zigging, make sure you zag.  Mark doesn’t jump on bandwagons; he creates them.  He doesn’t like doing what others do; he likes carving his own path.
  5. Focus on the present. “Today is the youngest you will ever be for the rest of your life – so live like it!”
  6. Success is a matter of effort. If you want something bad enough, you work and work and work until you get it. No excuses.
  7. Get paid to learn.  Most of your education will come after you are done with school.  Work as many jobs and try as many things as you can – they are all learning experiences.
  8. Speak your mind. Mean what you say and say what you mean.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Daily Dozen for Leader

1. Be the hardest worker at practice today. Without fail, one of the quickest ways to impact a team is with your own work ethic. Choose to be one of the hardest workers on your team today. Not only does it set the tone for the work ethic of your program, it is also one of the best and quickest ways to enhance your leadership credibility with your teammates and coaches.

2. Be a spark of energy and enthusiasm today. Let your passion for the sport shine through today. Spread a contagious energy and enthusiasm amongst your teammates. Think about how lucky you are to be able to play and compete. Remember back to when you were a young child and reconnect with the joy you played with back then. Make your sport fun again for yourself and your teammates.

Great Off-Season Workout

In off-season, it is easy for a player to say they are going to workout starting "tomorrow." It is easy to say that you don't have the equipment or you don't have the time to do a workout. 

Here is a workout that can be done at home and will take only 18 minutes. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Silent Auction- Wednesday

Streaks will be having our Silent Auction at BWW on this Wednesday. The Moms have done a really nice job getting items for the auction. If you bring a coupon from our flyer, we will get 10% on all your food purchases.

Food from 4:00-9:00pm.

Fist Auction ends at 6:45pm.

Second Auction ends at 7:30pm.

There will be a 50/50 drawing as well.

Just a few of the items in the auction--
Streaks Gear
GHS All-Sports Passes
Homemade goodies
Car Detailing from Nissan
Oil Change from Yemm's
Sears- Kenmore Buffet
Office Specialist- Office Chair
Illini Football Tickets
Cubs Tickets
White Sox Tickets
Ray Mendez- Player poster
Merle Norman- Facial
YMCA- 3 month membership
Dave's Auto Body- Car Detail
Letter Jacket- Breedlove's
Snow Plowing- Eric Lieber
.... and much more.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

10 Skills Teens Need

1. Basic cooking skills. Make sure your child can prepare a few simple, healthy, economical dishes and understands how the high cost of dining out can destroy a budget and a waistline.
2. Budgeting and money management skills. Make sure your child knows how to live within a budget, and understands the pitfalls of using credit irresponsibly.
3. Personal healthcare knowledge. Ensure that your child knows how to self-diagnose simple illnesses, knows how to check his or her own temperature, and knows which over-the-counter medications to take for which symptoms.
4. Good social skills and manners. Knowing how to carry on a conversation with adults will help your child with college instructors and potential employers. Basic manners, such as saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you,’ will help your child make a good first impression with new acquaintances.

Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, we need to remember all of the soldiers gave up their dreams for us. These are the words of William Allen, GHS faculty member killed in WW2. He wrote this after finding a friend killed in action in April of 1945:

“I shall never forget late one afternoon when I discovered dead near his gun position the man whom I respected above all others as a soldier. I calmly reported the fact and got a good night’s sleep. It was not until several days later that his body slouched in his hole began to haunt me and I realized that I had lost my friend. He was every muscle a hero, and he should have died a hero’s death as he stormed an enemy emplacement.”

“He had displayed his ability and his guts often enough before. But he was far behind the lines when the artillery shell with his number on it landed in his hole. That’s another shocking thing about this war- a hero, contrary to fiction and Hollywood, seldom dies a hero’s death. It’s just an unlucky hit which gets him when he doesn’t even have a chance to fight back.”

William Allen was killed a little over a month later when his jeep ran over an Allied land mine designed to protect U.S. troops.