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Thursday, February 18, 2010


The following comes from Coach Steve Smiley of Sheridan College. Steve formerly played for Coach Meyer.

Also, here is a great idea that Coach Don Meyer really believed in, and we try to communicate to our players here at Sheridan. The idea is, the best way to learn something is to be able to teach it to somebody else. If your veterans/leaders can teach your younger players, you will have a successful program:

10% of what we read
20% of what we hear
30% of what we see
50% of what we both hear and see
70% of what we discuss with others
80% of what we experience personally
95% of what we TEACH to someone else
William Glasser

One last idea that we tried this year, and it worked well. It’s probably too late in the year to use these specific questions, but we did a Team Perception Test early in the year and had our players rate their teammates on the following questions. Our staff compiled the results and then we gave the players the choice of seeing how their teammates perceived them.

1. Who is our best practice player?
2. Who is our hardest worker?
3. Who is our most vocal leader?
4. Who controls the locker room when the coaches aren’t there?
5. Who is the best in the weight room?
6. Who is our best shooter (should be taking the shots @ the end of the game)?
7. Who is our best clutch free throw shooter?
8. Who is our best defender?
9. Who is our best rebounder?
10. Who is our toughest player (will do all of the dirty jobs)?