Wednesday, May 10, 2006

jump rope simulation

Jump Rope Simulation - 10 seconds each, 3 sets as fast as you jump

a. 2-foot jump - feet shoulder-width apart
b. Right leg only
c. Left leg only
d. Jumping jack
e. Wide base - feet as wide as possible (stay wide)
f. Split legs forward and back (switch as quickly as you can)

Cuban being himself!

The other day NBA fined Mark Cuban $200,000. Can you believe that there are so many people in this world that would like to make $200,000. Where Mark Cuban is getting fined that much. Anyways, this fining cames after Mark goes onto the court after Game 1 of Dallas' series against the Spurs and criticizing league officials on his blog, ESPN's Jim Gray is reporting.

Actually, Cuban was only fined $100,000 for the actions of going on the court. Then another $100,000 for is BLOG! Yes get his one! Cuban was fined $100,000 for being critical of the league regarding the selection of playoff officials, and how to improve playoff officiating on

"The NBA knows all, does all, and far be it for me to question any of this." Cuban told Gray.

Cuban also said that he wrote the article before the playoffs and simply reposted it after Game 1.

Cuban was punished eight times for more than $1 million and suspended from three games in his first two years after buying the Mavericks in 2000.

Monday, May 08, 2006

How to Get More from Your Bench Players

How to Get More from Your Bench Players

1. Establish role for your players (i.e. defense, passsing, three point shooting)

2. Try to get subs in early (end of first quarter and during second quarter).

3. Reward players for their efforts in practice with more playing time.

4. Getting players in the game early gives them confidence if they are needed later.

5. Getting players in early gives you one less thing to think about down the stretch.

6. Matchup your substitutions with your opponent's.

7. Establish positive relationships between first stringers and reserves.

8. Work with second team during practice.

9. Get all your players ready to contribute.

10. Use different combinations and different starting lineups

11. Take kids out of the game on a positive note, if possible.

12. Don't yank kids out of a game after one bad pass or missed layup.

13. Make all kids feel involved in the game and your program.

14. Give kids opportunities to see why they are not getting more playing time or playing with the first unit.

15. Talk and explain substitution process when possible.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Defense stats

Defense stats, what to look for for defensive stats. Here are some stats or things you can keep track of that may never really show up on the stat sheet. Here are some ideas to be studying or looking for such as deflections, which is the number of times you get a hand on the ball with your activity. Look for the number of loose balls we get, you can also track of the number of charges that taken and you can chart and track the percentage of shots that are contested with a hand in the shooters face. Those are all very telling statistics in terms of defensive posture and disposition.

Monday, May 01, 2006

basketball success

The key to success is to believe there are no keys - just success!

Sucess is giving your best effort consistently.
Trying your best in each activity of each day is
the goal. When that is done, I believe success
has been achieved, regardless of the apparent result.

-Ed Schilling

Every man is enthusiastic at times. One man has enthusiasm for thirty minutes, another for thirty days -- but it is the man who has it for thirty years who makes a success in life.

The secret of success is to be like a duck -- smooth and unruffled on top, but paddling furiously underneath.

Try not to become men of success. Rather, become men of value.

"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."
- Herman Melville

Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.

"Success has ruined many a man."
- Benjamin Franklin

"Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well."
- Denis Waitley & Rem L. Witt

One thing that keeps a lot of people from being a success is work.

To be successful, you have to keep moving. After all, no one stumbles sitting down.

"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed."
- Teddy Roosevelt

"Failure doesn't mean you are a just means you haven't succeeded yet."
- Robert Schuller

"Success is a piece of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing that you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming."
- John Wooden

"In great attempts it is glorious even to fail."
- Wilfred A. Peterson

At God's footstool to confess,
A poor soul knelt and bowed his head.
"I failed." He cried. The master said,
"Thou didst thy best, that is success."

A man may make mistakes but he isn't a failure until he starts blaming someone else.

"Talent is the gift plus the passion -- a desire to succeed so intense that no force on earth can stop it."
- Neil Simon

If you don't risk anything, you risk even more.

"Failure isn't fatal unless you let it be."
- Mike Ditka

Success consists of thinking ahead, of considering future consequences, and of taking consequences based on those considerations.

The three most important steps you will take: the last step, the first step, the next step.

You become successful by helping others become successful.

"Most players prepare for disaster. A good player prepares for success."
- Tony Alfonso

"Those who want to succeed will find a way; those who don't will find an excuse!"
- Leo Aguila

"The very moment one becomes BOUND and DETERMINED, is the very moment one becomes UNBOUND by what his or her previously limited thinking and circumstances had DETERMINED."
- Brian G. Jett

Success is knowing the difference between cornering people and getting them in your corner.

When facing a difficult task, act as though it is impossible to fail. If you're going after Moby Dick, take along the tartar sauce.

Don't accept 'good enough' as good enough.

Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Louis Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Theresa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

There is no limit to the goals you can attain, the success you can achieve -- your possibilities are as endless as your dreams.

"In front of excellence, the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steep is the way to it."
- Hesiod, Philosopher

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
- Anne Bradstreet

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
- Dale Carnegie

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started."
- Sally Berger

"The more you love what you are doing, the more successful it will be for you."
- Jerry Gillier

Do not stare up the steps to success, step up the stairs.

The door to the room of success swings on the hinge of determination.

"Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body, and soul."
- Charles Buxton

"For all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are theses: It might have been!"
- John Greenleaf Whittier

"He that is over-cautious will accomplish little."
- Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

"All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure."
- Mark Twain

"You cannot reach your goals unless you first stretch your imagination."
- Brian G. Jett

There are many ways to measure success; not the least of which is the way your child describes you when talking to a friend.