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  • For the next 3 weeks, I will share random coaching nuggets I’ve collected from attending seminars and clinics throughout the country. This entry features thoughts collected from the Coaches Self-Improvement Clinic (hosted August 25-26, 2009). Enjoy!

    Kevin Eastman on the Theory of Two:

    • It takes two minutes to show any skill.
    • It takes two weeks to do it every single day to get comfortable with the skill.
    • It takes two months working on a skill every day to get good enough to execute in a game.

    Del Harris on Reading Books:

    • If you don’t take the time to read, you won’t develop as a person.
    • If you don’t like reading, listen to a tape in the car.

    George Raveling on Sharing:

    • Anytime in life that we’re provided with information to share is an important moment.
    • Nothing in life is of any value unless you share it with someone.
    • Throughout my lifetime, I’ve always placed importance on sharing with others.

    Rick Carlisle on Being Positive:

    • A lot of times you need to be more positive than negative.
    • As coaches, we have a tendency to scrutinize.
    • Show them how close they are to winning.
    • Show them the mistakes that cost the games.

    Jeremy Foley on Being Accountable:

    • Be accountable for your mistakes.
    • Coaches often don’t admit they screwed up.
    • Take responsibility.
    • Acknowledge that you messed up and move on.



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