Friday, January 24, 2020

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Congratulations To Rob Krimmel, A CLJ Subscriber

Saint Francis University head men’s basketball coach Rob Krimmel has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Guardians of the Game Award for Service presented by CoPeace from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

Krimmel will receive the award at the AT&T NABC Guardians of the Awards Show on Sunday, April 5, in Atlanta as part of the NABC Convention and the NCAA Men’s Final Four.

Having spent more than half of his life as a player and coach at Saint Francis, Krimmel has had quite an impact on a university with a larger undergraduate enrollment (1,726) than residents (1,255) of its location in Loretto, Pa.

As a four-year player for the Red Flash, he was a three-year starter and two-time co-captain who led the Northeast Conference in three-point field goal percentage (43.5) as a senior and ranks fifth (39.8) on the school’s all-time list in that category.  Krimmel was the NEC men’s basketball scholar-athlete of the year as a senior and a two-time Academic All-America selection by ESPN The Magazine.

A member of the men’s basketball staff following graduation, Krimmel was named the 21st head coach in the school’s history in April of 2012. Over the last seven seasons he has put the Red Flash on an upward projectory with three trips to the conference semifinals, two appearances in the NEC championship game and a berth in the NIT in 2019.

Krimmel’s success at Saint Francis hasn’t been limited to his team or the Saint Francis community.  He is in his eighth season as a head coach with the same number of years as a champion for Stay In To Win, a program presented to middle school-aged children with a focus on student success and dropout prevention. “I became involved after receiving a call from program director Al Foderaro from a reference provided by my friend and Lehigh head coach Brett Reed,” said Krimmel. “We started as a team working with students at Altoona Junior High School in 2013 and it has grown each year.” While the program is focused on the young students, it has been beneficial for the Saint Francis players as well. “This program has provided an opportunity for the players to speak to a large group of students about their own experiences and shape some of their own beliefs,” Krimmel said. “They share a wide range of skills and interests with the middle schoolers, including working on academic skills and the importance of an education.”

The Red Flash team joined TEAM IMPACT early in February 2014, just as it was making a turn and showing great improvement on the basketball court.  TEAM IMPACT is a national nonprofit that connects children facing serious and chronic illnesses with college athletic teams, forming life-long bonds and life-changing outcomes.  Its mission is to improve the quality of life for those children by establishing and expanding vibrant team-based support networks.

Saint Francis signed 12-year old Jorden McClure to their men’s basketball team.  Jorden, afflicted with Larsen’s Syndrome, a disorder of the development of the bones, wore number 43 at his first game as a member of the Red Flash when he was introduced to a standing ovation at Gol Arena as a member of the starting lineup.

“We have had a birthday party for Jorden and he has come to home and away games,” Krimmel said. “He’s now a senior in high school and may well follow in the tradition of his mother and sister, both graduates of Saint Francis, when he makes his college choice.”

We are proud and honored to have Coach Krimmel on our team of subscribers! We believe it is no coincidence that our subscribers are some of the top leaders in athletics and education. They realize that for less than most people's monthly cable bill they can receive a year's worth of information that will make them better leaders, coaches and administrators.

Dan, I love reading your journal! --Rob Krimmel, St. Francis Basketball

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Friday, January 3, 2020

In The January 2020 Issue Of The Coaching and Leadership Journal

Here is what your colleagues are reading about in the January 2020 issue of The Coaching and Leadership Journal:

  • Their thoughts—The Late Herman Boone
  • Leadership qualities of MLK
  • The fisherman and the businessman 
  • 5 spiritual keys to a national championship
  • MLK's creative tension
  • Hyping an opponent makes matters worse
  • What to learn from Willie Taggart’s dismissal
  • “K”ulture--adapted from an article written by Mike Krzyzewski 
  • Leadership lessons from baseball
  • What the World Series champs can teach us
  • Dialed in
  • Thoughts to help you get stuff done in 2020
  • Pride matters
  • And More!

The journal is a monthly source of leadership ideas and techniques written specifically for leaders. Each month our editor brings his 36 years of expertise to the journal.

"The main objective of this journal is to provide leaders the means to learn without having to waste their valuable time.”—Dan Spainhour, Editor of The Coaching and Leadership Journal    

When you subscribe you will receive:
  • A print edition of the Journal delivered to your door each month.
  • Access to The Coaching and Leadership Journal website.
  • The digital version of the current issue of The Coaching and Leadership Journal emailed to you each month.
  • Our weekly report Team Leadership Report which includes timely and relevant coaching and leadership information as well as motivational stories emailed to you.
  • Strategies to motivate your team and staff.
  • Quotes, anecdotes, and trends to use in your team meetings and practices.
  • Ideas and philosophies from prominent leaders to help your team rise to any challenge.
  • Tactics to get the most out of your team and an edge on your competition.
  • Ideas and techniques that help you and your staff communicate more effectively with your team.
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Dan, I love your newsletter. Thank you!!— Frank Martin, Head Coach University of South Carolina Men’s Basketball

We absolutely love your Journal and plan on continuing our subscription for years to come!— Nathan Minion, Director of Operations, Florida State Women’s Soccer

Your journal is exactly what I’ve been looking for. A terrific resource for all leaders!—Andrew Marotta, Principal Port Jervis High School, New York

Dan, I love reading your journal! — Rob Krimmel, St. Francis Basketball

I have coached for over 40 years, and have an advanced degree in Psychology. Your publication is the best quick source for inspired ideas I have seen! — Max Obermiller

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Friday, December 20, 2019

The Four Agreements

In the best selling book, The Four Agreements Don Miguel Ruiz gives four principles to practice. Adopting and committing to these agreements is simple. Actually living and keeping these Four Agreements can be one of the hardest things you will ever do. It can also be one of the most life-changing things you will ever do.

1. Be Impeccable with your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.

2. Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

3. Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

4. Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Page One Of A Season In THEIR Words

The following is Page One of our book A Season In THEIR Words. A follow-up to the bestseller A Season In Words, Dan Spainhour has followed the same format except for this time all of the quotes are from coaches! A terrific motivational tool for any coach at any level!

It has been said that teams are made during the season and players are made in the off-season. I have never liked the word off-season because it tends to send a message that when you are not in season you’re off. I have always preferred to call anytime out of season as the preseason. Sure, I encouraged my players to get away from the game some but I wanted them to think of any time out of season as a preparation for the following year. The following quotes are from coaches addressing “preseasons”.
You’re never going to be driven
anywhere worthwhile. But you sure
as hell can drive yourself to a lot of
great places.--Bob Knight

I don’t believe that God put us on
this earth to be ordinary.--Lou Holtz

I’ve learned that if you have a
chance you better take it. Life is too
precious. I always tell my players to
enjoy the now.--Gary Williams

Ability is a poor man's wealth.--John Wooden

Discipline yourself, so no one else
has to.--Pat Summitt

Nothing will work unless you do.--John Wooden

Work hard, stay focused and
surround yourself with good people.--Tom Osborne

If you are not willing to work hard
and establish discipline in your life,
then all your dreams are merely pipe
dreams.--Rick Pitino

It's not the push from behind or the
pull from in front—it's the drive from
inside.--Dale Brown

The masters all have the ability to
discipline themselves to eliminate
everything except what they are
trying to accomplish.--Dale Brown

I learned early that if I wanted to
achieve anything in life, I'd have to
do it myself. I learned that I had to be
accountable.--Lenny Wilkens

Friday, November 29, 2019

Our Coaching & Leadership Journal Continues To Grow

Winston Salem, NC  The Leadership Publishing Team is pleased to announce that over the last few months they have welcomed Coaching & Leadership Journal subscribers from all around the United States & Canada, including the entire athletic department at Stanford University. They subscribers join an already impressive subscribers' group that include the All-time winningest coach in Illinois high school football; two-time National Champion Florida State Women's Soccer program, a five-time West Region Coach of the Year by the Collegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association, a coach who is in the top 50 in wins among active coaches in NCAA baseball, and three Final Four Men's Basketball Coaches including a national champion.

Dan Spainhour, Leadership Publishing Team founder and editor of the Coaching and Leadership Journal said he is more than pleased with the Journal’s progress.  Spainhour said the subscriber list now includes coaches from every sport as well as numerous athletic administrators on the collegiate, high school, and professional levels. "I am very pleased with the year our Journal has had. When we decided to start this publication it was met with some skepticism because of the amount of information that is readily available on the internet. But I always felt busy leaders needed this type of curated information. One of the things I am most pleased with is the number of renewals we have each year. Most of our initial subscribers are still with us. That tells me our journal is meeting the needs of athletic professionals,” Spainhour said.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Coming In The December 2019 Issue of The Coaching and Leadership Journal

Jimmy Buffett was born on Christmas Day 1946. 
Here is some of what leaders all across the country will be reading about in the December 2019 issue of The Coaching and Leadership Journal:
  • Learning from Jimmy Buffett
  • The do not list
  • Great questions lead to transformation
  • Go-to phrases that make people like you more
  • Their thoughts--Mike Dau, Lake Forest Handball
  • 4 steps to getting what you want 
  • High regard for the high school coach
  • Introspective analysis of the athletes’ rights bill
  • Close encounters with a legend 
  • Learning from Rudolph (the reindeer)
  • Sleepy junk food
  • Good karma
  • And More
With your subscription you receive:

  • The highly acclaimed Coaching and Leadership Journal delivered to your door. 
  • Subscriber-only access to The Coaching and Leadership Journal website. Updated monthly, the site contains additional articles, motivational videos, pictures, and more. 
  • The current digital issue of The Coaching and Leadership Journal emailed to you each month.
  • The Team Leadership Report, our weekly report covering timely and relevant coaching and leadership information emailed to you each week.

Join our growing team of subscribers. A few of our subscribers include:

  • Kelvin Sampson--University of Houston Men's Basketball Coach
  • Jerry York, Boston College Men’s Hockey (first NCAA hockey coach to 1,000 wins)
  • Mike Candrea, Arizona Softball
  • Stanford Athletics
  • Mark Krikorian, Florida State Women’s Soccer (2018 National Champions)
  • Leo MacPherson, Athletic Director, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada 
  • Suzy Merchant, Michigan State Women's Basketball
  • Kim Record, UNC-Greensboro Athletic Director
  • Tubby Smith, High Point University Basketball
  • Laura Beeman, University of Hawaii Women's Basketball
  • Jonathan Tsipis, Head Coach University of Wisconsin Women's Basketball
  • Bryan Beigie, John Carroll University Football
  • Oregon Baseball
  • Frank Martin, South Carolina Basketball
  • And Many More!
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