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November 18, 2019

Better blueprints for running a successful basketball program

One facet of coaching that must be addressed more often is the process of establishing a successful program. The product of all your hard work, of course, is the team and how it performs in any given season. The process of coaching encompasses more ...

September 4, 2018

How your program can take up a cause this season

The best coaches understand that the influence of their program extends far beyond the basketball court. And, they do something about it. Some coaches tend to doubt the difference their players can make, but the skeptics should take a moment to refle...

July 13, 2018

5 strategies for small schools to succeed against bigger programs

In 2015, a statewide reclassification in Georgia forced us to either compete in class A or to make the leap to AAA. With an upper school enrollment of nearly 450 students, we would compete against schools with nearly 1,100 kids. For many reasons, in...

August 18, 2017

The 10 plagues of a problematic program

Does disappointment, drama and dysfunction seem to characterize your program? Do your athletes spend more time attacking each other and the coaching staff than they do your opponents? Is the stuff hitting the fan with your program? The probl...

January 13, 2014

Leaving your coaching mark on the team

If you're like most coaches, you either dream of the chance to build your own program, have already had that opportunity, or are in the process of such a daunting, exciting task. Here are some ideas that can help you tackle the challenges of building...

August 22, 2012

Seven keys to succeed as a first-time athletic director

Kevin Flegner, former athletic director at Arrowhead (Wisconsin) High School, says he has evolved in his role over the years, citing increased patience, more research and deeper analysis prior to making decisions. He also began a practice of over-com...