Wisconsin Badgers UCLA Stagger

The Wisconsin Badgers ran this quick hitter in their National Semi-Final game vs Kentucky in 2014. The key to this play is for 3 to be patient and curl off tight shoulder to shoulder.

To see EVERY play Florida ran in the 2014 Final Four you can do so in my eBook Championship Execution!

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Florida Gators Horns Power Post-Up

The Florida Gators ran this Horns post-up play in their National Semi-Final game versus UCONN. As 4 cross/back-screened 5 (Young), the defense fought to take away the post-up from the Gators’ dominant big man, this allowed 4 to seal and duck-in easier.

To see EVERY play Florida ran in the 2014 Final Four you can do so in my eBook Championship Execution!

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UCONN Huskies – 145 High X Pick & Roll

The UCONN Huskies ran this pick & roll play with a slip throughout the 2014 Men’s Final Four. Connecticut’s guards were very patient and made sure 5 was set before exploding off the pick and attacking the defense.

To see EVERY play UCONN ran in the 2014 Final Four you can do so in my eBook Championship Execution!

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7 Habits to Become More Successful

While most of you are used to me only writing about basketball ideas and plays, I am going to expand Words on the Bounce and begin sharing any interesting articles I come across. While I could just post the link on Twitter, I wanted to give you, the reader, a place to later reference such articles.

The following article was written by a former Navy SEAL named Brent Gleeson for Inc.com.

“The term habit generally has a negative connotation, but if you form the right habits that drive you toward success, you can’t lose. To be an effective team member, people usually need to break old habits and develop new ones by letting selfishness fall by the wayside. The SEAL community forces you to break habits that don’t positively contribute to mission success. If you can’t make that happen, you’re done.”

  1. Be loyal. Team loyalty in the corporate environment seems to be a dying philosophy. Loyalty to the team starts at the top. If it’s lacking at the senior executive level, how can anyone else in the organization embrace it? Loyalty is about leading by example, providing your team unconditional support, and never throwing a team member under the bus.
  2. Put others before yourself. Get up every day and ask yourself what you will do to add value to your team, such as simply offering your assistance with a project. The challenge is overcoming the fear that your team member might say: “Yes, I really need your help with this project…tonight.”
  3. Be reflective. Reflective people often spend too much time analyzing their actions. But imagine if you could harness this talent into something highly valuable? Reflecting on your mistakes, such as mine in Iraq, ensures you never repeat them.
  4. Be obsessively organized. Some of us innately have this ability, often to a fault, and some have to work at it a bit more. You have to find a process that works for you. I’ve known people who will put something on their to-do list after they did it and then cross it off to feel a greater sense of accomplishment! Whatever your system is, make it work for you.
  5. Assume you don’t know enough. Because you don’t. Any effective team member understands that training is never complete. It’s true in the SEAL teams, and it’s true in any elite team. Those who assume they know everything should be eliminated. Those who spend time inside and outside of the workplace developing their knowledge and skills will provide the momentum for their team’s forward progress.
  6. Be detail-oriented. Attention to detail is one of our company’s values. Do we get it right all the time? Of course not. Imagine, though, if all members of a team are obsessed with detail in their delivery? My lack of attention to detail in the incident in Iraq could have had catastrophic results. Don’t ask yourself what you are going to do today to be successful; ask how you are going to do it.
  7. Never get comfortable. Always push yourself outside of your comfort zone. If you do this continually with every task you take on, that boundary will continue to widen. This process will ensure that you are continually maximizing your potential, which will positively impact your team.

 

Brent- Thank You for your loyal service to our country as a Navy SEAL and for sharing such insightful habits.

Read the entire article here: http://www.businessinsider.com/7-habits-from-navy-seals-2014-4

 

Wichita State Shockers Quick P&R Turn-Down

This is the last play of three that I got from Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall at the 2014 NABC Clinic in Dallas. This is an excellent play to run in a Need 2 or Need 3 situation.

To see EVERY play Wichita State ran in the 2013 Final Four you can do so in my eBook Championship Execution!

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