Shot clocks seem inevitable at the high school level and from our observation there are two significant signs that the viral videos of stall ball may slowly come to an end. Time to give the people what they want!
Every coach responds differently to the end of the season. My objective is to take time away from the game for at least a week to decompress and be with my family. Others may continue going to the #StateTournaments out of tradition, or for motivation. Some may have exit meetings immediately after the season while … Continue reading What Do We Do Now
Connecting with the alumni of a basketball program should be one of the top priorities of the athletic administration and head coach. Naturally, over the years, there are athletes that come and go through a program, that in one era or another, has captured the true essence of that school's culture. With this culture sometimes … Continue reading Alumni Connections
We just finished with #BalancingTheHolidays. Each program handles winter break differently, some coaches make philosophical decisions, while others are at the mercy of their actual game schedule. Either way, it is a unique time during the season where coaches have to consider sports-life balance and the re-activation upon return. https://twitter.com/CoachsClimb/status/1210343084988534787 In our season, there is … Continue reading After. Time. Off
Written by Scott Bauman Previously from #52WeekCoaching, Coach Lynch discussed in #PreSeasonPrep the importance of being prepared for the first two weeks of practice. A similar sentiment could be shared with regards to student-athletes getting off to a strong start when it comes to the classroom. The first couple of weeks leading up to the … Continue reading Student Athlete
Written by Scott Bauman Time flies, when you are coaching. It seems when your job is seasonal the inclination is always focusing forward or remembering the past. During the season, it is largely planning the next thing - practice, upcoming visits, or alumni/fundraising events. If asked to recall life three years ago, my immediate frame … Continue reading Off The Court
Written by Elyse Rowland-Bauman So this week is a pretty unique situation for the reason that we are 2 coaches married to each other. Apparently, Scott and I have come to terms with the fact that we will both have grey hair and high blood pressure much earlier in our lives than most married couples. … Continue reading Married To Coach
Written by Scott Bauman Sports have a tendency to be nuanced with family. The terms 'team-mom/dad' or 'coaches wife/husband' has been coined because of how involved parents or spouses can be with programs. Locker rooms are often associated with being an extension to their family. And the dynamic that takes place when coaching becomes generational … Continue reading Family And Basketball