Best Is Better: 8 Ways To Create Excellence In Anything You Do.

Great article by Bryce Edem…Enjoy!
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Bryce Edem

Martin Luther King Jr, the renowned civil rights campaigner, once said:

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or as Beethoven composed music, or as Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause and say, “Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”

That is so, but unfortunately, most people will not have the benefit of such a glorious epitaph. And so many people will not even have such a glowing, superfluous commendation while alive.

Too many people are members of the nameless crowd, living an average life, and too few dare to answer the call to excellence.

Make no mistake about this: the world does not celebrate mediocrity. The never-do-wells may receive a few sympathies but certainly no honours. Honour has always been for those…

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Coaching progression

Nice article by Coach Mumford…Enjoy!

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Players want it all, now! They want coaches to touch them on the head and make them a great player. They are impatient to find the shortcut, the easy way out, the basketball equivalent of a ‘get-rich-quick’ scheme. They want to skip the beginner stuff and get to the advanced skills, the elite strategies, and the pro-level drills.

As coaches, we want to impress players with our knowledge and abilities, and it is very tempting to give it to them all at once. However, every coach needs to learn the progression required to build an advanced level skill. To allow a beginning athlete to jump into advanced skills without first mastering the basics, is to open the door to disaster. Through repeated failure to succeed at a skill, injury at a young age, or burnout from doing too much, too soon, many players are lost from the sport of basketball…

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Apologies…

fire-basketball-iconI apologize for the lack of content over the past few weeks.  The months of June and July will be the two months were content will be lacking as I am away working summer basketball camps.  I will be spending the majority of this month working with the Hoop Group for their summer Elite Camps.  Hope everyone has a great month and a great summer and I should return to posting on a regular basis come August!

Tim