Why Am I Not Playing? Examine Yourself!

With our players back on campus, I’ve already been asked, “Coach, how do I get more time this year?”  Everyone wants to play, but on an expanded Division III roster like ours, not everyone will get to play and so that question will be asked excessively in the next few months. Continue reading


Cavs & Warriors: Beyond the Talent

  • While the NBA attempts to maximize revenue by waiting over a week for the Finals to begin, we have heard quite a bit about the “talent” that will be on display.  Is LeBron better than Jordan?  Are the Warriors better because of Durant?  All we hear about is the talent. Make no mistake, there will once again be plenty of talent on display in the rematch we are about to witness, but talent is only part of the equation when it comes to winning a championship.  Let’s consider three elements beyond the talent that often determine champions and consider how those same elements are the keys for each of us to maximize our own God-given talents and more importantly,  our God-given faith. Continue reading

Late Season Rest – It’s Not Just Your Coach’s Responsibility

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As usual, the basketball season has flown by and at many levels, teams are already preparing for the post-season, and sadly for some, the off-season.  In our conference of eleven teams, we have already locked up the #3 seed, but still have two games to play. We’ve had a brutal stretch over the last few weeks and like most teams are battling injuries, fatigue, illness, and inconsistent play.  Our players are back in the full swing of classes – which causes some to miss practice time and limits the amount of quality practice time we have.  As a coaching staff we know we have to find way to give them some rest, but that’s not completely up to us, is it?  Sometimes, we all have to DO something to find rest. Continue reading