Professional Development: More From A Step Up 2017

Professional Development: Golden Nuggets from A STEP UP A Step Up 2017 was overwhelmingly insightful in terms of all that a young coach could learn. For our third Professional Development post we wanted to share some reminders and new “golden nuggets” from the symposium. Thanks to all of the presenters for contributing!  ATL Dream Practice: […]

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Professional Development: Pro Scout School – Quick Hitter Take Aways

On July 10th and 11th I (Megan) attended TPG Sport’s Pro Scout School in Las Vegas. It was an incredible event with current and former NBA scouts, executives, coaches and trainers sharing their knowledge on the game and the league. From international scouting to salary cap information and elite player development it was a great […]

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Book Review: Death by Meeting

Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni “Bad meetings exact a toll on the human beings who must endure them, and this goes far beyond mere momentary dissatisfaction. Bad meetings, and what they indicate and provoke in an organization, generate real human suffering in the form of anger, lethargy, and cynicism. And while this certainly has […]

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The Carolina Way: Dean Smith and Gerald D. Bell with John Kilgo

Summary: The Carolina Way is a detailed description and explanation of the philosophy that Dean Smith successfully executed at The University of North Carolina.  He was an incredible coach that was morally and ethically sound and had a teaching first perspective. The Carolina Way highlights team culture while applying those ideas and concepts to the […]

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“Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe”

Above is a TED Talk by Simon Sinek, “Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe.” He addresses leadership as a choice, not a rank. Below are some key points that he makes. These tips apply to not only coaches as leaders, but can also be instilled in potential leaders among the players.

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“Things I Know Because I Played”

“Things I know Because I Played” Article Review By Bret Burchard Bret’s article gives a great reminder to the life lessons that sports can teach you. His emphasis on what it truly means to be tough, why winning does matter and how sport is an accurate reflection of succeeding in life, is truly an outstanding […]

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