"To run fast and shoot fast doesn't matter anything. Mind over everything." /Pēteris Višņēvics (Basketball Coach) Another game down, another loss, another lesson learned. We went down with 60 to 34. Opponents had a strong roster and advantage of the home court. One big guy my size (for that age - quite impressive!) and … Continue reading BCH U16-2 game against Höhenkirchen 1
Today one of my players sent me an observation of himself. He has observed that there are more athletic players at his age than he is. They seem to have played basketball longer than him. Bare in mind that this is U16 player. Now, while it is good to observe yourself and know where you … Continue reading Compete with yourself
Mental struggle continues. After our first game against Ottobrunn it seemed as good Season start for my boys, but unfortunately at second game in Holzkirchen Team got mental block. Since then we are struggling against every other team that comes before us. Mentally. Also in this game where struggled the whole game and then … Continue reading BCH U16-2 game against Haar 2
"Don't be upset about the results you got with the work you didn't do." /Unknown This pretty much sums up the game of today. We went in with confidence, too much of it and came out crushed. Focus had went to sleep, courage ran off and heart seemed to have stopped to beat. There … Continue reading BCH U16-2, game against Holzkirchen
"Put down your phone, look at the skyline." /M. Diaz A true reminder. Everything happens in there - communication with family, friends and colleagues. E-Mails, WhatsApps, Facebooks, Instas. Games, texts, books and articles. Everything you can imagine. This is something I lived through once. A book I recently read reminded me of that. Well, that … Continue reading Just a tool. Or is it?
Ir dienas, kad padoties ir aizliegts. /M. Zvīdriņš Grāmata. Pasaka. Stāsts. Dzīve. Es neizdzīvoju visu haipu par un ap. Tomēr dzīve man tika devusi norādes, lai kaut uz nelielu brīdi, bet dzirdētu daļu no šī stāsta dzīvē. Parunātos pāris minūtes. Uzdotu jautājumu, kuru vairs neatceros. Protams, neatceros arī atbildi. Tas bija pirms grāmatas. Tagad manā … Continue reading #Fudzi161km
The (Universal) Law of Reaping and Sowing: "Whatever you plant in your mind, you will eventually manifest in the outside World." You've probably heard (or read) a variation of this sentence many times before. I certainly have and there is a reason for that. It works. It is one of the many Laws of this … Continue reading Reaping and Sowing
"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary." /Vince Thomas Lombardi (1913-1970) To those who don't know who Vince was - 'one of the greats'. Vince T. Lombardi was an American Football Coach and is best known as the Head Coach of the Green Bay Packers in 1960s. In his time with the … Continue reading On work.
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or you will fall for anything. /Anthony Pagano First season as a youth basketball Coach is behind, off-season is here and second season is peeking just around the corner. I was asked for a feedback and I thought - let's share the experience. Let's share some of … Continue reading The first Season.
If it feels like "you vs the World" it is most likely "you vs you". If there is something I have learnt from Eastern philosophies, that is the attitude towards what is happening to one self. There are moments in our life where we can't choose or influence what is happening to us, but we … Continue reading Decide your attitude.