I’m grateful to have the opportunity to share my coaching experience here on my blog and now with Stack Sports. After nearly 30 years of coaching, and many more playing basketball, I have learned a lot. But the most important thing that I learned, is that I don’t know everything.
There’s nothing better than a good book to bring you closer to the game and learn about life. As a writer and coach I appreciate what it takes to weave a person’s history into an inspiring story. So I’ve put together a list of must-read memoirs by basketball coaches. The memoirs are filled with heartwarming and thought provoking stories that will also help you be a better coach.
If you don’t have time to sit down and read, then give an audiobook a try. Most of these are available through your library and online book sources. Download them and listen while you walk your dog, clean out your garage or sweep the basketball court before practice and learn a few more things about life and the game…[READ MORE]
We carved pumpkin’s last week and my son and his friend’s rummaged through six boxes of costumes to find the perfect outfits for Halloween night. The boxes are a mish-mash of years of collecting and making costumes out of our best finds from our closets and Goodwill. A witch, skeleton, Mummy, 70’s funk, 80’s punk, UPS driver and Elvis, to name a few.
Costumes simply take a little imagination… just like writing.
Did you dress up? Eat too much candy? Carve pumpkins this Halloween?
Sometime you can’t choose your coach. What happens if you find yourself with a coach who you don’t like?
Dealing with a coach that you don’t see eye to eye with can be a real challenge. When I was a young player, I didn’t like all of my coaches, so I can understand. And I’m sure that not every one of my players liked me as a coach.
But if you love to play your sport, as long as you are in a safe environment, there are ways to make it through your season, learn more about the game and have fun while doing it in What Do You Do If You Don’t Like Your Coach?