Wednesday, April 27, 2011
From my experience, every team is unique. They have their own identity. And they have their own level of commitment. In the off-season, as a coach, you can quickly identify athletes who are "committed" and "loyal" to each other and to the program. And athletes who are not committed and do not feel an obligation to thier teammates, they don't quite ever get the "team" thing.
Friday, April 22, 2011
When I was a young cross country coach, Art told me his experiences coaching cross country and football at the same time. He told that he used to load the runners up and take them out by Lake Bracken, dump them off, and have them run back while he went back and had football practice. He began to find the runners were getting back earlier and earlier each time So typical Art, one day he dumped them off, headed back back but pulled over to the side of the road in a blind spot. He waited, and sure enough here came the runners. They were all in the back of a farmer's pick up truck, riding into town. They had found a farmer who came to town each day at the same time.
|No doubt in my mind that|
Bonny's work habits set the
foundation for our later success.
She had a special routine she did every single day after practice. She didn't do this "sometimes" or "often", she did her workout every single day. If our practice got done at 8:00pm, my wife knew when Bonny was playing that I would not be home until probably 9:00pm.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
- Being a team leader
- Preparing for games
- Building team chemistry
- Interviews with successful coaches and players
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Players- This is must reading. There are key statements that describe what players must do to create a championship environment.
Coaches- This is must reading. It is filled will quotes you will want to use over and over.
Synergetic and energetic describes Bulls top to bottom
Thursday, April 14, 2011
- Dick Vermeil
"If you are bored with life, if you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things- you don't have enough goals."
- Lou Holtz
"Make each day your masterpiece. You have control over that."
- John Wooden
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Our present teaching contract encourages teachers to give a 4 year notice of their retirement from teaching. This allows the school to more effectively plan. I submitted a letter to the school board indicating my intent to retire as a social studies teacher and chairperson of the social studies dept, effective at the end of the 2014-15 school year. I did not include my coaching position in that letter.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
As I look at our teams that have made a run in the state series, there always seems to be one or maybe two players who take their game to another level. In 2001 that was the case with Shanell. I am not sure what her shooting percentage from threes was during the tourney but she could not miss. We lost to Sterling early in the year and then played them for the Sectional title. The Sectional game was not a contest- and one of the main reasons was that Shanell hit three point shot after three point shot. Her team went on to take 4th in State.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Most of our players are in spring sports but we have a nice core group of players who got started working out after spring break. They are working in the weight room, doing some agility work, shooting and playing. They are working hard and hopefully in a couple weeks they will feel good about how they are physically changing as athletes.
|Finishing up ab workout.|