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The Patriot Dozen

Nate Hawkins, Head Coach at Heritage Hills High School, Lincoln City, IN The Patriot Dozen is a set of standards that will enable a student-athlete to understand, and therefore appreciate, his place in and duty to the Heritage Hills Basketball Program.  The first four… Continue Reading “The Patriot Dozen”

Control What You Can Control

Dave Benter, Head Coach at Brownstown Central High School, Brownstown, IN It’s really simple to win basketball games when you have multiple talented players who are athletic and have the ability to score or create shots for others.  However, at some point you are… Continue Reading “Control What You Can Control”

Patience: Landing the Right Job for You

Rodney Walker, Head Coach at Central High School, Evansville, IN The Right Fit? You either are, or you will learn that you are not. Hopefully, through some proper preparation, you learn that the job you are preparing for has to be the right one… Continue Reading “Patience: Landing the Right Job for You”

Trust the Process

How Homestead Boys Basketball has Built Sustained Excellence Tie game, 10 seconds to go.  The ball gets fumbled around a little, broken play.  Caleb Swanigan, the Indiana Mr. Basketball that year and current Portland Trail Blazer, scoops it up and lets a 3 go… Continue Reading “Trust the Process”

5 Tips for Aspiring Head Coaches

David Alexander, Head Coach at Central High School, Evansville, IN In my 4 stops as an assistant (Bloomington South, Shenandoah, Greensburg, Evansville Harrison), I have worked with coaches who have combined for 4 state titles and over 30 sectional titles. I was fortunate enough… Continue Reading “5 Tips for Aspiring Head Coaches”

Keys to a Great Season

John Goebel, Head Coach at Jasper High School, Jasper, IN As coaches, we all strive for great seasons. But how do we get there and what does this entail? Coach John Goebel has outlined 9 focal points for the Jasper Wildcats. These are emphasized… Continue Reading “Keys to a Great Season”

Evansville Harrison Discipline System

Nathan Fleenor, Head Coach at Harrison High School, Evansville, IN Introduction My first two years of being a Head Coach, we had a lot of discipline issues that we dealt with on what felt like a daily and especially a weekly basis. We gave… Continue Reading “Evansville Harrison Discipline System”

Mind Massages

—Byron Starks, LSU-Eunice, LA “Whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy, think about these things.” The concept of “Mind Massages” started when I coached at a private school in Louisiana that had six Division 1 student-athletes-including their entourage😃-on its team,… Continue Reading “Mind Massages”

Action-Oriented to Improve Mental Skill Sets

Gretchen Miles, Head Coach at Washington High School, Washington, IN Over the past few years, we (and when I say we, I am talking about our staff, please don’t think that I am talking for all coaches) struggled with kids being so robotic, not… Continue Reading “Action-Oriented to Improve Mental Skill Sets”

Coaches Meetings Beneficial to Program

Tom Bradley, Head Coach at Orleans High School, Orleans, IN When I became the varsity boys basketball coach at Orleans High School, one of my first tasks was to hire a coaching staff that I had confidence in doing what was best for the… Continue Reading “Coaches Meetings Beneficial to Program”