Coaching Frosh Basketball – A Season in Review

In many ways, I feel disappointed about the way the season turned out. This may have been the hardest (least successful) season that I have coached in terms of changing behaviors. Parents and the varsity coach commented on the improvement of the team over the course of the season, but I don’t feel the same. The same basic mistakes that hurt us at the beginning of the season hurt us at the end of the season.  […]

Things that Great Coaches Think

The big story in women’s basketball over the past couple days has been the culture of fear and intimidation created by Oregon State University women’s basketball coach LaVonda Wagner, who ultimately was fired. Perhaps Wagner could have learned a lesson from Stanford professor and management expert Bob Sutton, author of Weird Ideas that Work. In Read more about Things that Great Coaches Think[…]

What makes an elite coach?

Almost since I started this blog I have been asking questions about the characteristics, traits, talents and skills of coaches, and offering my opinions as well as those published by others. In the most recent USOC Olympic Coach E-magazine, an article titled “Expert Coaches of High Performance Athletes” offers four characteristics: Elite coaches tend to Read more about What makes an elite coach?[…]