Throwback: Conversion Experience

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Our team, like other college teams will begin practices soon.  It’s an exciting time of year!  As our staff has discussed our approach this season, even though we have a terrific core of returning players who earned a trip to the NCAA tournament last year, we realize that we’ll need to make some adjustments for the coming season.  We have a wealth of perimeter scoring and aggressive defenders, but we’ll be lacking size and we’ll need to force our opponents to compete with us in a full-court, up-tempo style.  As we discussed a few years ago, that concept begins with conversion.  The quicker we can switch from defense to offense, the better our chances of creating a tempo that will lead to victories.

Converting quickly and effectively is so important in our lives as well.  In fact, it’s a message I need to remind myself of on our regular basis, so please take a look back at this 3 Point Wisdom article from 2013:

Conversion Experience

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Throwback: What I Hope for in Coaches Who Coach My Kids

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As the college basketball season approaches we have a lot of preparation work to do.  One thing I try to reinforce in my own perspective, even though I’m working with college players who are independent, young adults, is that I’m working with somebody else’s kids.  I want to treat every player I encounter with the same care and commitment that I would want for my own kids from their coaches. It’s also the time of year where I have the opportunity to observe a number of coaches in various settings and this year, have the unique opportunity to watch my oldest son help coach my youngest son’s high school football team.  My message to him is the same as you’ll find in this popular article from last year:

What I Hope for in Coaches Who Coach My Kids

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The 7 C’s to Build a Winning Team

You Win in the Locker Room FirstIn lieu of writing an article this week, I’m thrilled and honored to be a part of the launch team for the newest work from team consultant guru, Jon Gordon.  I’m spending the week with a preview copy of You Win in the Locker Room First: The 7 C’s to Build a Winning Team in Business, Sports, and Life which Gordon co-authored with NFL Coach Mike Smith. I’ve referenced some of Gordon’s previous works before on 3PointWisdom in It All Started Back in Training Camp (May 28, 2013) and Hoop Trust (Sept. 18, 2014) and I always pick up something I can use with our team.  More importantly, I find principles to follow with my family, in my work, and in my faith walk.  Gordon’s work is also practical, inspirational, and easily applied to any team.  Without a doubt, he has captured the essence of effectively working with the athletes of today.

Gordon & Smith

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Mike Smith provides an added dimension as he willingly shares insight from his coaching career which most prominently includes his terrific rebuilding of the Atlanta Falcons.  As a life-long Packer fan, it’s not always easy for me to dive into other organizations, but Smith’s experiences fit perfectly with Gordon’s strategies and the vulnerability he demonstrates as he relates his failures as well as his successes provide instant credibility

I’ll be spending the weekend re-reading and taking notes and I encourage you to pick up a copy as soon as you can.  The official release date is September 21, but you still have a quick chance for Jon’s Pre-Order Offer.

And to pique your interest, you probably want a glimpse of the 7 C’s. I’m not going to steal their thunder with explanations, but these are spot on and I love their thoughts about CULTURE!

Culture   Contagious   Consistent   Communicate   Connect   Commitment   Care

I’ll certainly refer to these throughout the coming basketball season, but I challenge you to explore Gordon and Smith’s ideas for yourself and I want to encourage you to take them beyond your team and find applications in all areas of your life and faith.

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