Archive for March 2014

Athletes CAN Make a Difference…Michigan State’s Adreian Payne Sure Does!!!

There are those who insist that competitive sports at its higher levels is simply entertainment, that setting positive examples should not be part of a top athlete’s role, that Charles Barkley’s famous statement inferring that athletes do not have any responsibility as role models has credence. Me? I am NOT one of those. In fact…I would state... Read more »

A Promise to the Dearly Departed Becomes a MISSION...the Jim MacLaren Story!!!

There are some stories that deserve to be told…shared and passed on from generation to generation simply because of the message they provide. Inspirational life experiences that stand well above the rest…creating a value all their own…making them a requirement to be seen by ALL as they depict the endless possibilities within the human spirit.... Read more »

Top Dawg - Bricks and Bones

As we discussed how to implement a recognition and rewards program for our basketball team, we felt comfortable with two assistant coaches and I, we could use the stats one assistant already kept to get much of the information. We have another assistant coach who is very in tune with the intangibles necessary to be... Read more »

You Get What You Reward

In my second year as the Boys’ Basketball Coach at Fairmont Prep Academy we are in the process of trying to establish a particular kind of culture and were having some trouble getting certain players to commit to things we felt were important. Some of this was the players not understanding yet, some was parental... Read more »