Coaches Summer Reading List

There are lots of ways for coaches to learn and grow in the summer and especially this summer with most coaches sheltered in place for the foreseeable future. One of the best ways is to through reading so we have put together our summer reading list of 50 books for you to consider. Many of …

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Twenty-Five Little Things to Remember

This weeks entry in our SJI Coaches Corner series, featuring Owner and President Jim Walker, is from coach Pete Carril’s book, “The Smart Take from the Strong”. Summers are a great time for coaches. They are great for rest, relaxation and re-energizing, but they are also great for reading and preparing for the next season. …

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Game Notes, Their Summary, and Your Summer Planning for 2020-21 Season

Welcome back to another weekly installment of the SJI Coaches Corner series brought to you by Owner and President Jim Walker. Whatever system you use to evaluate your past season, notes taken during or after games, notes taken after watching video of games, or your post season notes from you and your coaches, the off …

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Fifteen Great Websites to Help You with Your Summer Planning

We hope this edition of SJI Coaches Corner finds you well during these difficult and trying times. With everyone sheltered in place and the season over, this is a great time to both review the past season and begin planning for 2020-21. Our Owner and President, Jim Walker, returns with the 5th installment of this …

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Indiana Wesleyan University Men’s Basketball Canadian Journey with President Jim Walker

Wednesday October 16 An excited Indiana Wesleyan team departed at 8:30 am from Marion, Indiana for their day long bus ride to Niagara Falls, Canada. The hungry and tired team arrived just in time for dinner at the Skylon Tower Summit Buffet overlooking the Falls lit with colored spotlights in spectacular fashion. After eating and …

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Viterbo University Women’s Basketball Canadian Journey with President Jim Walker

Wednesday October 16 An excited Viterbo team departed LaCrosse, Wisconsin in the early morning, for their day long bus ride to Niagara Falls, Canada. The hungry and tired team arrived just in time for dinner at the Skylon Tower Summit Buffet overlooking Niagara Falls, which was lit with colored spotlights in spectacular fashion. After eating …

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Ashland University Women’s Basketball Iberian Peninsula Journey with Managing Director Jeremy Walker

Wednesday August 14th After their overnight flight the group arrived excited and ready to explore Portugal and Spain over the next 9 days. After meeting myself and our local partners from Portugal it was off to the hotel. Having taken a direct flight which arrived in the morning rooms were not ready yet so everyone …

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John Carroll University Men’s Basketball Irish Journey with Managing Director Jeremy Walker

Wednesday July 24th After their overnight flight the team arrived at Dublin Airport ready to explore Ireland. After meeting myself and Peter, their coach driver/guide for the week, it was off to the west coast of Ireland and Galway, the first stop of the trip. After a stop for lunch along the way, the group …

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Using Your Game Notes for Mid-Season Planning

Following up our earlier blog, “Evaluating the Past Season” and "Using Your Game Notes for Off-Season Planning", we want to suggest using your in-season game notes to take a look at where your team is at mid-season. This is a method that I utilized for many seasons and one that requires someone on the team bench …

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York College Men’s Basketball Canadian Journey with President Jim Walker

Friday October 12th It was an excited group of players who gathered at York College alongside the Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center, joined by President Jim Walker, for a 3:00 pm departure by charter bus towards Niagara Falls, Canada. In route there was a stop for dinner at Applebee’s in Geneseo, NY before arriving at the …

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