There’s No Such Thing as an Off-Season!

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As I sat in church one Sunday this past summer, I realized attendance was down on a beautiful summer day and my thoughts were tracking with some observations I’ve had about the basketball world.  We are technically in the off-season, but these days there really is no such thing.  As the NBA Finals wound down, we were bombarded with news of the draft and free agent signings, and tuned in to watch triple-headers of NBA summer league games – yes, summer league games.  And now we’ve analyzing the blockbuster trade between the Cav’s and the Celtics.  But it’s not just NBA basketball, as our normal family decision to attend church together was impacted by summer tournaments for both our high school son and our older, now coaching son.  Both of them realize this is a chance to improve and I’m all in favor of it, to a certain degree, so we made some accommodations, but I don’t want it to be a habit for me or for my family.  And yet, church attendance is frequently down during the summer months for a variety of reasons, as if churchgoers are in an off-season, but should they be? Continue reading

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Settle Down With A Horns Set

It’s become one of the most common sets used in all levels of basketball. It’s simple and easy to understand, but puts pressure on the defense from a spacing standpoint and can be the starting point for a variety of actions from the simple to the complex.  It’s called the “Horns” set and chances are if you sit down to watch a few games this week, you’ll see some form of the Horns set being used.  For our team, it’s become as comforting as grandma’s meatloaf as we use it to settle down in the midst of chaos.  It’s a simple, comforting way to get our team back on track and it never fails to remind me how much our team needs that, but also how much I need a settling horns set in my own life! Continue reading

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