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PEACELOVEBASKETBALL: Inspiring Basketball Memoirs

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]

PEN TO PAPER: Just Imagination

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?

Write about it.

 

PEACELOVEBASKETBALL: So You Want A New Coach?

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?

PEN TO PAPER: Little Frustrations

I’ve been locked out of my website for a few days. Talk about frustrating. Especially since I am not great with tech. I tried my password and clicked on a few buttons and that was it, after that I had no idea what else to do. This is when I would normally call or email someone for help, except there was no phone number or email to contact.

These days, as consumers we are expected to search the support page for answers. What the heck? I don’t even know what I’m looking for!

Fortunately, I’m back on, or back in, or whatever you say, and the whole frustrating experience gave me a good idea for a writing prompt.

WRITING PROMPT #1: Write about what frustrates you.

WRITING PROMPT #2: Write about a time you got locked out of your email, or your house, or something or someplace important.

WRITING PROMPT #3: Raven opened her laptop, turned it on and…

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