As we sit distant from our teams, unsure of when sports will resume, it’s understandable to want to just wait this out. However, should coaches and leaders be doing more? If so, what should they be doing? Adam and TJ discuss this and share tools and resources that coaches and players can be taking advantage of during this break.
Archives for March 2020
What do coaches do in this unprecedented, uncharted territory that we are currently in? How can we respond as coaches? Adam and TJ share how the coronavirus is impacting their coaching world’s, as well as how coaches can better lead their teams through this difficult time.
Coaches have the ability to change lives, especially with the power of a team environment. It is often said that without a program or coach or group of teammates, young people don’t know where they may have ended up. Despite this, it has become riskier for coaches to bring in players who behaviorally may be looked at as “at-risk.” One bad apple on a team could bring major harm to the entire program. A coach’s reputation may become tarnished and in the worst case scenario, we see the loss of jobs. This is an important discussion in the day and age of players joining new programs more often than ever.
Have you ever experienced this as a coach? You’ve watched film on your opponent, reviewed stats and match-ups, consulted with other coaches, and finally you’ve come up with a game plan you feel good about. You take share it with your team and go through it in practice and begin to feel even better. Tip-off comes and your first few possessions go exactly as planned, but then things begin to go downhill quickly. You start to question if you have time to afford sticking with the game plan and dig out of the hole, or revert to a completely different strategy. In this episode we dive into the mind of college head coach TJ Rosene to get his perspective on when to stick with the game plan and when to throw it out.
Basketball is a game of passion filled with tremendous emotion. With that said, when too much emotion is present it is hard to stay fully in control. A recent viral clip of the Indiana Men’s Basketball coaching staff spurred this episode as there was much debate on how coaches should handle their communication on the sideline. Adam and TJ discuss this debate and share a powerful tool coaches and players can use to help manage emotions by keeping them in the ‘sweet spot’ all game long.