• Have a Philosophy
    • Know your philosophy
    • What do you want people to see your program as
    • Importance of relationships
    • Making a difference in young peoples lives
    • Preparing them to do the right thing after they leave your program
  • Make Each Year Different
    • Get excited before every year
    • Have a theme for every year
    • Themes
      • One Team, One Goal
      • Old Glory, New Fire (tradition of success with new guys to do it)
      • They came for tradition, They leave part of it
  • Team Expectations
    • What are your expectations of your team
    • Have clear rules and guidelines
    • How important is great communication
    • How important is academics
    • How important is giving back to community
    • Rule that eliminates a bunch of small rules
      • Don’t let your teammates down!
    • Captains lead by example
    • Embrace your teammates!
      • Actions speak louder than words
    • High Trust, Low Maintenance
      • Ideal for everyone in program
  • Personnel
    • Surround yourself with people better than you
    • Don’t want so much credit that you surround yourself with people that can’t challenge/help you
  • Style of Play
    • Have your system
    • Offense – Four Ways to Score
    • Transition, secondary break, continuity offense, quick hitters
    • Have quick hitters to take advantage of mismatches
    • Defense
    • Have great Offensive and Defensive principals and spend your time teaching it
  • Practice Planning and Scouting lead to Creating a Game Plan
    • How hard do you work at this level
    • Maximize your team
  • Strength and Conditioning
    • Find somebody that is knowledgeable if you are not
    • Strength and foot speed will make a huge difference
  • Facilities
    • Make them the best possible, don’t rely on others
    • It’s your job, it is part of your program, take ownership
  • Off-Season Commitment
    • Have a plan – whatever it is… weights, AAU, etc
  • Selling Your Program
    • Market your program – exposure
    • Might not like doing it, but others will notice
    • Find something to help
      • Media guide
      • Website
    • etc