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Wednesday, December 18, 2013


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.