John Lucas International Middle School Combine (IMSC)
Las Vegas, NV
May 12 – 13, 2018

Friday May 11, 2018

830a - Left home

900a - at breakfast at Panera Bread

945a - arrive at airport parking and took shuttle to airport

1000a - walked through security and waited with my dad for departure

1035a - boarded the plane

1100a - departed for Hartford CT first layover same plane

1200a - arrived to CT. had enough time to grab something to eat from McDonalds then got back on plane

1235a - departed to Vegas

340p - arrived to Vegas safely

First time in Las Vegas, the time difference is 3 hours behind Maryland

355p - picked up luggage and headed to the shuttle to pick up rental car from Hertz

415p - arrived to ...

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Posted 6/7/2017 By Michelle Hill


The principles that sports teach have a way of permeating the lives of whoever takes the time and effort to embrace them.
Two key principles that sports can teach are positivity and healthy communication. Although every coach has his own style and method of coaching, most would agree that positivity and communication are two key ingredients for a successful team.

Robert Worthington, founder of Hoops Drills for Skills Camps, which provides a non-threatening environment for youth of all ages to develop competence both basketball and life skills, shares six key points to positive communication with athletes.

His keys for positivity and communication resonate any fie...

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"Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning."

How Dreams Can Improve Your Basketball Game
Sports psychologists have found a major link between great basketball players and daydreaming. Those who have achieved the highest levels of success in their sport, have a very high capacity for vivid daydreaming. Here is what they found:

Visualization. Daydreaming for the great athletes consisted of specific vivid images of succeeding in pressure moments.
Silence and space. Great athletes created time to be alone and rest the mind. Their thoughts were peaceful, restful and carefree. Think about that word, “carefree&r...

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Quality team: Led by head coach Takuya Kita (left) and assistant Brian Rowsom (right), the Toshiba Brave Thunders are 37-13 and have qualified for the upcoming NBL playoffs. | KAZ NAGATSUKA
Rowsom happy to coach in Japan again

KAWASAKI – Basketball

The Toshiba Brave Thunders needed to fill an assistant coaching vacancy after last season, so his name came up. And Brian Rowsom seemed to be a good fit because he used to play for the team and had coaching experience.
The Toshiba staff met with him by accident at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas the year before, and the former NBA player’s presence was in the back of their minds after that.
But ...

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These valuable life lessons are 10 of Coach Smith’s best quotes, which come from his co-authored book, "The Carolina Way: Leadership Lessons from a Life in Coaching," interviews, and pre-practice team meetings.

1. Stay humble, stay hungry.

"A lion never roars after a kill."

2. What's done is done.

"What to do with a mistake - recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it."

3. Give credit where credit is due.

"I do believe in praising that which deserves to be praised."

4. You've got to care to lead.

"The most important thing in good leadership is truly caring. The best leaders in any profession care about the people they lead, and the people who are being led know when the caring is genu...

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As a young player it is very important to develop a growth mindset and learn to accept coaching. Players must have an open mind and understand that they have not yet reached their full potential. Young players especially must be willing to listen and accept the information that their coach tries to pass on to them during practices and games. Great players are like a sponge. They want to be coached and they soak up knowledge that will help them improve as a player. Here are some tips for your young player about how to be more coachable and accept criticism in a way that will help them get better.

1. Listen respectfully.
When your coach is talking (or maybe even yelling in some cases) they are t...

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