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Effective Athletic Directors (ADs)

Effective Athletic Directors (ADs)

Every high school and college has a staff person with whom the coaches and players interact on a constant basis....

The Importance of Game Film

The Importance of Game Film

Those basketball players who are involved in a serious high school program, collegiate play, or pro levels are accustomed to...

Recruiting Calendar Vocabulary

Recruiting Calendar Vocabulary

All too often, I’ve had players and/or parents express confusion about college coaches’ recruiting behavior. They seem perplexed concerning the...

Honest Defense

Honest Defense

There’s a saying in all sports: “Offense wins games — defense wins championships.” This statement is especially true when it...

How To Turn Off the College Coach

How To Turn Off the College Coach

During March Madness, the best of college ball for men and women can be seen. It’s beautiful to see the...

Types of Sports Parents

Types of Sports Parents

Today’s coaches are much more than X and O experts. Social work, psychology, and community knowledge come into play just...

Winner’s Mentality

A great resource for basketball coaches is Pure Sweat Basketball. One article, by Alan Stein, is of particular significance to...

Pre-Game Mistakes Sports Parents Make

Pre-Game Mistakes Sports Parents Make

As a player, educator, and coach I should have known better. You know what? I’m human, and this writing is...

Welcome, From Coach

Welcome, From Coach

Dear Friends, I am fortunate to have grown up and continue to live in the NY metropolitan area.  It is...