The Practice Of Practicing

If it takes 10,000 hours of practice to be great as Matthew Saed proposes in his best-selling book, “Black Box Thinking”, then many of those hours would be alone. The late, great Pete Maravich was known for his ball-handling skills, and he dribbled the ball wherever he went from a very early age. The most [...]

By | 2018-06-06T01:01:26+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

Transformation Takes Practice

Breakthroughs in performance occur when you see something familiar through new eyes. In other words, seeing a possibility that didn’t occur to us previously. There is a new opening for action. However, given that our habits and reactions have been with us and since we were kids, they affect our performance consistently. Those openings can [...]

By | 2018-05-23T00:12:35+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

What’s The Cost Of Injury?

I have been wondering about the multitude of injuries that occur in a single sports season. This includes all levels from high school to college to professional. Am I just too old or do I read every day in my sports page about teams struggling because of injuries to key players? Consider this, the team [...]

By | 2018-04-29T17:32:23+00:00 April 29th, 2018|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

Fastbreak Training Lives!

POWER. The capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events. PRECISION. The action or process of carrying out or accomplishing an action, task or function. PERFORMANCE. The quality, condition, or fact of being exact and accurate. As definitions, the above three provide very little in the area [...]

By | 2018-04-10T02:42:03+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

Loving Your Work

I am often asked what I love about what I do. Many have heard me say that I have never had a bad day at work. That may be a slight exaggeration, but very slight. It has never seemed like work to me. Even days when I fail are not bad days. So, what do [...]

By | 2017-12-23T21:45:31+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

Is Newer Always Better?

Is newer always better? Every new generation of athlete tends to think they are bigger, stronger, faster and better than those who have come before them. I don’t even want to waste time and breath arguing the point. Look at technology, for example. Everyday someone is coming up with a new device, a better widget [...]

By | 2017-12-23T21:45:31+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

March Madness: A Coach’s Perspective

March Madness? Actually, the madness really begins in February. I think keeping their teams in present time is a BIG challenge for coaches. This is not true in all cases, but worth paying attention to. Let’s take a minute to look at the various situations that can become distractions.   THE SUREFIRE “INs” These are [...]

By | 2017-12-23T21:45:32+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

Performance Factors Revealed

We are always working on our performance even when we we aren’t consciously working on it. During this work, one of the questions we ask ourselves is, “How do I consistently maintain a high level of performance?” Perhaps there are more effective questions to ask. Businesses and other types of organizations have dozens of projects [...]

By | 2017-12-23T21:45:33+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Coach's Blog|0 Comments

Yes, It’s Time For Baseball Spring Training!

I know it is spring here in Arizona because the myriad of ballparks are filled with the sounds of hardwood contacting horsehide. Yes, Spring Training for Major League Baseball is underway. And, of course, this past week the temperatures were in the 55 to 85 degree range. Winter in the desert. Back in the day, [...]

By | 2017-12-23T21:45:35+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Coach's Blog|0 Comments