Eleven Rules


In the book "Dumbing Down Our Kids", Charles Sykes lays out 11 rules that students do not learn in high school or college -- but should. He argues that our feel-good, politically correct teachings have created a generation of kids with no concept of reality who are set up for failure in the real world. The list: Rule 1. Life is not fair; … [Read more...]

Character Quotations

Your character is more than just your reputation ... it is your moral and ethical qualities. It is of utmost importance to coach and play this game with great character. What you do on the basketball court will inevitably carry over to what you do in life. … [Read more...]

Do We Have As Much Sense As A Goose?


This story is based on the premise that by observing God's hand in nature, we can gain some basic truths for ourselves: This fall when you see geese heading back south for the winter flying in a "V" formation, you might be interested in knowing what scientists have discovered about why they fly that way. It has been learned that as each bird … [Read more...]

Hard Work Quotations

How do the greatest basketball players make everything look so easy? Through hard work. Whether on the basketball court, in the classroom, in the office, or in the home, the price of victory is through consistent effort and hard work. Simply put: Work works!   … [Read more...]

Life Quotations

This great game of basketball should be a fun and enjoyable experience. After all, it is a game! But this game also demands discipline, hard work, and mental toughness. Lessons learned on the basketball court can almost always be applied off the court. If you learn from it, something great can be taken from every experience.   … [Read more...]

Success Quotations

The great Kentucky coach, Adolph Rupp, once stated, "Success is the glue that holds a great team together." Whether you are part of a team, a business, or simply as an individual, confidence is always the greatest asset. Victories will become habit-forming when you are capable of summoning that great power we all have within us.   … [Read more...]

Attitudes Are More Important Than Facts

Your attitude will take you somewhere or it will take you nowhere. Read these twelve points every day for the next thirty days and see how your life changes. It is your attitude at the beginning of a task more than anything else that will determine your success or failure. It is your attitude towards life that will determine life's … [Read more...]

Teamwork Quotations

Being a consistent winner in the game of basketball or in life is largely dependent upon teamwork and not on the individual talents of any one person. You must be able to work with those around you to achieve a common goal.   … [Read more...]

Winning & Losing Quotations


Of course, there are worse things that can happen in life than losing a game, but we all know the pain we can feel after a difficult loss, or even the joy we feel after a great win. This game is one of joy and pain. If you want to feel the joy, you must be willing to suffer; like taking the final shot, planning a different strategy, etc... This … [Read more...]

Alibi’s Lie


A special thank you to John Mason for this 'Motivating Story'. Get more from John Mason at¬†FreshWord.com (I highly recommend signing up for his 'Nugget of the Week' newsletter!) I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot...and missed. I have failed … [Read more...]

99 Ways To Say “Very Good”

99 Ways to say very good

There's a good chance that we can all be more positive in our words from time to time. Now you have no excuse for saying something positive ... here are 99 phrases you can use to let someone know that they are doing a 'very good' job! SUPER GOOD! You've got it made. SUPER! That's RIGHT. That's good. You're really working hard … [Read more...]