Featured Blog Posts – April 2011 Archive (10)

Diversity, Teams, and Training


  Diversity is about empowering people. It makes a team effective by capitalizing on all the strengths of each player. While on the other hand, diversity is understanding, valuing, and using the differences in every person.

Simply enforcing government regulations will not get you to the best.

To obtain that competitive edge you need to create great work teams by using the full potential of every individual. Teams are much more than a group. A group is collection of…


Added by Iannis Diamantakos on April 30, 2011 at 5:01am — No Comments

Hoop Coach Improvement Suggestions

Hey Coaches,

We are looking for some ways to improve Hoop Coach and we were hoping the members could offer some suggestions. We've had a couple of forum posts in recent months asking for more interaction and discussions. 



Added by Coach Drew on April 29, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

High School Coach making over 100K?

Yahoo Sports is claiming that St. Patrick New Jersey Coach Kevin Boyle is leaving the school for a job at Montverde Academy in Florida that would pay him $130,000 per year. According to the article that is higher then 4 NCAA coaches including two that played in the NCAA Tournament this year.



Added by Coach Drew on April 15, 2011 at 7:46am — 1 Comment

Five Star Clinics New York and Chicago




MAY 7, 2011

9:00 am-5:30 pm (check in at 8:30 am)



9:00-10:15 PM STEVE PIKIELL-Stony Brook University: 2011 America East Finalist & 2010 MET Writers Coach of the Year 



Added by Coach Drew on April 14, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

My Final Four Experience

My Final Four Experience

Hey coaches, I hope everyone is enjoying their post season. Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. Just been a busy time. But, then again, when is it not? I guess that’s not a very good excuse on my part. It’s more like been a combination of lack of things to write about and being busy that has contributed to my absence. With that being said, I thought I’d share my final four experience with everyone.

It was about a… Continue

Added by Sam Waniewski on April 13, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

References Available Upon Request: Coaches v. Industry Candidates

Question: should you include references on your Résumé?

That depends on the candidate and the position he/she is seeking. Most Résumé service providers (Including those at The Sports Resume, www.thesportsresume.com) advise…


Added by George Bowser on April 10, 2011 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Coaching Education, what should be included in the new era?

   Coaching Education, what should be included in the new era?


      In the article titled, Coach Education and Continuing Professional Development: Experience and Learning to Coach, talks about learning or improving as a coach through professional development, coaching experience, observing other coaches, and coaching education programs. Cashion, Armour, & Jones (2003) talk about current coach education and recommend new forms of professional development that would help…


Added by Andy Johnson on April 10, 2011 at 12:40am — 2 Comments

Coach and Parent Relationships

The most emotionally draining element of coaching a youth sports team is interacting with the parents.

Having coached youth teams for over twenty seasons, I can personally attest to the fact that parent-coach interaction is vital to the team's success. The mismanagement of the parent-coach relationship by the coach, more then anything else, leads to stress and failure of team unity.

There are many reasons why parents have disagreements with a coach, but the most common… Continue

Added by love this game on April 8, 2011 at 3:58pm — 1 Comment

Hoop Coach Playbook Ipad App

Our web based basketball play software is now available on the iPad.  The Ipad version is very similar to the web based version with the exception that it works much better! (But that will be fixed very soon) Additionally, you will not need to be online to create, view or save plays.  All your plays are saved directly to the ipad so you can create or share plays wherever you want.…


Added by Coach Drew on April 7, 2011 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

The Economics of College Basketball Coaches Salaries

Great story today in Bloomberg. It analyzes the potential bonuses to be receive by three of the participating Final Four coaches, along with general contract terms.


Take note of how Andrew Zimbalist, professor at Smith College and Sports Business expert looks at the situation. Nonetheless a great article.




Added by George Bowser on April 1, 2011 at 9:56am — 1 Comment


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