Bo’ai Primary School our sister school

A few months ago I visited our sister school Bo’ai Primary School, Changzhao in China. The school has 3 sites: a Year 1/2 school for about 1,500 students, an older site currently being demolished and rebuilt and a new site specially designed for music and sports. These pictures are from… Read more“Bo’ai Primary School our sister school”

Why do some 12 year old coaches get what some adults loose sight of?

Over the past fortnight I have accompanied 6 successful school basketball teams to various representative knock out carnivals. Five of the teams were ultimately unsuccessful in making the State level round yet I could not have been prouder of them in the way they “gave it a go” in the… Read more“Why do some 12 year old coaches get what some adults loose sight of?”

To err and succeed

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.             And that is why I succeed. I read this quote at the… Read more“To err and succeed”

Some coaching principles that might help avoid those awkward moments when dealing when upset or angry players or parents.

Let’s begin by acknowledging that it’s an honour and a privilege to coach. In thinking about some general principles that might guide coaches I came up with 5. If coaches follow these in their own style then they are less likely to have those awkward and stressful situations with players… Read more“Some coaching principles that might help avoid those awkward moments when dealing when upset or angry players or parents.”

What’s your coaching philosophy?

Here are two legends of Australian Basketball Lindsay and Andrew Gaze. Their names are the first most people recall if you mention the Melbourne Tigers. As I have written about before my son Mitchell plays in the Melbourne Tigers Under 18’s and is trained  by Lindsay. One of the things… Read more“What’s your coaching philosophy?”