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Illinois Basketball Coaches Association
Illinois Basketball Coaches Association

HANDOUTS

Unseen Assets of an Outstanding Team
5/23/2016, 10:00am CDT
By Matt Monroe

The following is an excerpt from Indiana Basketball by Branch McCracken (1955):

1. Team Spirit: morale and cooperation

2. Driving Desire: to learn, to improve, to excel, to win

3. Self-Discipline: mental, emotional, physical

4. Pride: in himself, teammates, school, coach, and the community, large or small, that supports the team.

5. Confidence: in himself, in his own and his teammates' ability, in his coach, in the system of play.

6. Leadership: to direct, to encourage, to take responsibility.


Mentally Tough Players
5/14/2016, 8:30am CDT
By Mike Bailey

The following is from Mike Bailey, Head Boys' Basketball Coach, Saint Patrick High School:

  • Think production and replace negative thoughts with positive ones.
  • Tolerate discomfort. Comfort = complacency.
  • Work for their success. They know the world doesn’t owe them anything.
  • Are persistent. They don’t quit, ever
  • Celebrate others’ successes and don’t get jealous.
  • Are willing to fail. They see failure as an opportunity
  • Play present and don’t dwell on the past.
  • Take responsibility for the past. Don’t make the same mistakes
  • Know who they are and don’t worry about pleasing others
  • Embrace change and welcome challenges
  • Stay happy and don’t waste energy on uncontrollables
  • Move on and don’t waste time feeling sorry for themselves
  • Stay in control and don’t give away games
  • Losses are lessons - they don’t get sad, they get motivated

Separation is in the Preparation
5/14/2016, 8:30am CDT
By Jeff Powers

The following is from Jeff Powers, Head Boys' Basketball Coach, Naperville North High School:


 


JJ Watt
4/17/2016, 7:00am CDT
By Jeff Powers

The following is from Jeff Powers, Head Boys' Basketball Coach, Naperville North High School:


If You Work Hard
4/13/2016, 7:15am CDT
By Tom Kleinschmidt

 


Lauren Hill - All You Have is Now
4/03/2016, 6:30am CDT
By Jeff Powers

The following is from Jeff Powers, Head Boys Basketball Coach, Naperville North High School:


Three Fights Teams Face
3/30/2016, 6:30am CDT
By Tom Kleinschmidt

The following is from Tom Kleinschmidt, Head Boys Basketball Coach, DePaul Prep:


I Work Harder
3/27/2016, 6:30am CDT
By Mike Bailey

The following is from Mike Bailey, Head Boys Basketball Coach, Saint Patrick High School:


Discipline
3/23/2016, 6:30am CDT
By Tom Kleinschmidt

The following is from Tom Kleinschmidt, Head Boys Basketball Coach, DePaul Prep:


Off-Season Point Guard Workout
3/22/2016, 4:00pm CDT
By Jim Harrington

The following is from Jim Harrington, former Head Boys Basketball Coach, Elgin High School: