Got an early Christmas present from Coach Jeff Osterman from the University of South Florida -- a package of basketball clinic and reading notes! Appreciate you Jeff (I'm easy to shop for). Here is a sample of what he sent me which includes "insights" he shared at the National Junior College Athletic Association a few summers ago:
Coaching is unlocking a person's potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them learn, rather than teaching them.
"Talented people use their talents to better others." - KG
Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but what you should have accomplished by this point in your career.
Your idea may not be exactly God's idea, but I can promise you this: God's way will be better than your way.
Change your thoughts and change the world.
If anything goes bad - "I did it"...Semi-good - "we did it"...real good "you did it."
"If you don't see perfection, you can never reach excellence." -Don Shula
"A leader is a dealer in HOPE." -Napoleon Bonaparte
Adversity only visits the strong but stays with the weak.
Chose to be a fountain, not a drain. A fountain is a diver, a drain sucks the energy out of a team.
The key to achieving greatness is not so much what you accomplish -- but what others accomplish with your assistance.
All I ever want to do is make 5 people play like 1.
"Start by doing what is necessary, then do what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi
A STANDARD is what you do ALL the time and EVERYONE holds one another to that STANDARD.