Friday, June 15, 2018

Coming Soon--Leading Narratives

Leading Narratives: The perfect collection of stories, jokes and wits of wisdom for leaders

There's always room for a story that can transport people to another place.
--J.K. Rowling

 About The Book

Leading Narratives is Dan Spainhour’s collections of stories and parables that he has used during his 34 years as an athletic professional. Each story ends with a moral and lesson for leaders to impart to the people they are leading.





Friday, June 1, 2018

How To Run A Basketball Camp: A Guide To Directing A Successful Basketball Camp


Coach Dan Spainhour speaking at one of his East Coast Basketball Camps
About How To Run A Basketball Camp
"Published in 2007, this guide shows you how to conduct your own camp. If you're currently holding a camp, you'll find ideas that may help you improve upon it. If you are considering starting a camp, it takes you step-by-step through the process. It covers how we started and how we conduct East Coast Basketball Camps. You will find everything you need to run a successful camp year after year."
-Coach Dan Spainhour

Inside How To Run A Basketball Camp

Section One—Laying the Groundwork

Naming your Camp & Other Business Details;  Locating a Site; Things to Negotiate; Location, Location, Location; Dates; Ages/Sex; Tuition; Deposits; Refunds; Insurance; Personnel; T-shirts/Giveaways; Certificates; Equipment Needed

Section Two—Marketing

Brochures; Flyers; Endorsements; Web site; Newspapers; News Releases; Local Publications

Section Three—Before Camp

Registering Campers; Registration Letter; First Day’s Check-in; Walk-up Registration; Physicals; Waiver Information; Lunches; Concessions/Merchandise; Early Arrivals/Late Departures; Counselors’ Meeting; Counselor’s Manual; Guest Speakers

Section Four—Camp Format

Daily Schedule; Morning Coaching; Stretching; Teaching Stations; Skills Contests; Camp Meeting/Skills Contest Finals; Fundamental Practice Session; 3 on 3 League Play; Lunch; Set the Record Contests; Beat the Counselors Challenge; Afternoon Clinic/Guest Speaker; Shooting Seminar; Shooting Leagues & Hot Shot Competition; League Games; Game Rules; Video Session; Camp Meeting & Dismissal; Closing Camp on the Last Day; Tips for Painless Day-to-Day Operations

Section Five—Camp Materials

Camp Personnel Form; Camp To Do List; First Day’s Schedule; Daily Schedule; Health Exam Form; Award Certificate; Game Scheduling; Game Schedule Grid; Camp Game Schedule; Hot Shot Scorecard; Ball Handling Fundamentals & Teaching Outline; Passing Fundamentals & Teaching Outline; Basic Offensive Moves Fundamentals & Teaching Outline; Shooting Fundamentals & Teaching Outline; Additional Drills & Contest Ideas; Basketball Terminology; Marketing Letters; Fundamental Checklist Handout; Workout Program for Campers


What Others Say About The Book


I ran across your book online as I was putting together my basketball camp. Your book has been AMAZING. I cant say it enough how much it has helped. Thanks for writing !
 --Greg E. Hill 


I just want to thank you for publishing "How to Run a Basketball Camp" it has been very helpful to me. I am running the 1st annual Miami's Elite Basketball Camp in Miami, Fl. Your book has guided me into the right path. I love the game of basketball and also helping children on the community, and this is a great way for me to give back and help kids develop their skills. I was worried that I would fail but after reading your book I already have succeeded in getting everything set up from my dates, location and the biggest help was getting my sponsor letter. Again I would like to thank you. If you have any suggestions to help me succeed even more please feel free to contact me.'Thank you

-Eddie Pena, Miami's Elite Basketball Camp



Product Details
Pages: 140 pages
ISBN: 978-0615143293
Dimensions: 11 x 8.2 x 0.3 inches
$19.95

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Coming In The June 2018 Issue Of The Coaching and Leadership Journal

See which Ted talks leaders are watching
Here is some of what your colleagues will be reading about in the June 2018 issue of The Coaching and Leadership Journal: 
  • Life lessons from the kings of cool
  • Ted Talks for leaders 
  • Breakfast with the 76ers
  • Raveling’s dream makers
  • Their thoughts—John Tillman, Maryland lacrosse
  • Modern thinking
  • Becoming empowered
  • Mike Leach's lawyer's advice
  • Build your mental strength
  • The power to conform
  • The do’s and don’ts of tough conversations
  • Life lessons from talking to millionaires
  • And more!
What a few of our subscribers say…

Dan, I love your newsletter. Thank you!!— Frank Martin, Head Coach University of South Carolina Men’s Basketball

The journey of learning never stops! This Journal is a great resource. Very appreciative!—Peter McGahey, Head Coach Central Michigan Women's Soccer

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

I love the journal Dan. Thanks for doing an amazing job with it. It is a great journal and I learn something from it every time. —Deanna Bradley Athletic Director, St. Mary of the Woods

Thanks Dan….we are processing our renewal…Always enjoy reading the journal… —Brian Ostermann, Kansas State Women’s Basketball

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


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Friday, May 18, 2018

Meet Mike McShane, A CLJ Subscriber


Mike McShane has continued to amass an impressive resume at Norwich University as he concluded his 23rd season in 2017-18. Under his guidance, Norwich has won 19 of the last 20 New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) regular season titles, including an unprecedented 17 in a row that ended after the 2014-15 season.

Mike's teams have made 16 NCAA Tournament appearances and 12 Frozen Four appearances.He's led NU to four NCAA Division III national championships, including the 2017 title with a 4-1 win over Trinity in Utica, N.Y. The other Cadets titles came in 2000, 2003 and 2010. The Cadets have won the NEHC Tournament crown 12 times total, including three in a row from 2010-2012.He enters the 2018-19 season with 741 career coaching victories. McShane also won his unprecedented 11th NEHC Coach of the Year honor in 2018. He ranks seventh on the all-time NCAA career coaching victories list and is just four victories away from sixth all-time.

We are proud and honored to have Coach McShane on our team of subscribers! Our subscribers know that great leaders never stop learning and they never stop reading. We believe it's no coincidence that our subscribers are some of the most successful people in the profession!

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Friday, May 11, 2018

The Coaching and Leadership Journal Continues To Grow


May 11, 2018 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 Air Force track and field head coach Ralph Lindeman who served as the head coach for Team USA at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships and Jim Berkman who is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA men's lacrosse history.

The new subscribers join an already impressive group that include:
  • Frank Martin, University of South Carolina Men’s Basketball
  • Rob Krimmel, Saint Francis Basketball.  
  • David Metzbower, UNC Lacrosse,  2016 Men's Lacrosse Champions
  • Mark Krikorian, Florida State Women’s Soccer 
  • Stanford Women’s Basketball
  • Tubby Smith, High Point University
  • Suzy Merchant, Michigan State Women’s Basketball
  • Jerry York, Boston College Men’s Hockey (first NCAA hockey coach to 1,000 wins)
  • Frank Lenti (the winningest prep football coach in Illinois history)
  • Peter McGahey, Central Michigan Women’s Soccer
  • Kansas State Women’s Basketball
  • And Many More!
Dan Spainhour, Leadership Publishing Team founder and editor of the Coaching & Leadership Journal said he is more than pleased with the Journal’s progress as it enters its sixth year.  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, April 27, 2018

2013 Archives Of The Coaching And Leadership Journal

The Coaching and Leadership Journal Archives Will Be A Great Addition To Your Professional Library
Interested in having a collection of The Coaching and Leadership Journal back issues?

This lasting material is a terrific resource and will be a great addition to your professional library. You can now have a full year’s worth of our motivating leadership reports all in one place.

The Leadership Publishing Team has complied all of 2013’s issues into a book. Whether you are a current subscriber, past subscriber or are completely new to the journal, this lasting material makes a great addition to your professional library.

What a few  subscribers say about our journal:

Dan, I love your newsletter. Thank you!! 
— Frank Martin, Head Coach University of South Carolina Men’s Basketball

Thanks Dan….we are processing our renewal…Always enjoy reading the journal… 
Brian Ostermann, Kansas State Women’s Basketball

The journey of learning never stops! This Journal is a great resource. Very appreciative! 
Peter McGahey, Head Coach Central Michigan Women's Soccer

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

I love the journal Dan. Thanks for doing an amazing job with it and I learn something from it every time.  
Deanna Bradley. Athletic Director, Head Basketball Coach Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College


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Friday, April 20, 2018

Coming In The May 2018 Issue Of The Coaching and Leadership Journal


Here is some of what you will find in the May 2018 issue of The Coaching and Leadership Journal:
  • Their thoughts—Stan Jones, Associate Head Coach Florida State Basketball
  • The greatest two minutes in sports
  • Why you should take notes by hand 
  • The world of generation Z
  • Why leaders should tell stories
  • Surviving and thriving
  • The joy of coaching
  • Out-think ordinary
  • The secrets of being authentic
  • What successful people know about the mind 
  • How to say no
  • And More!
About The Journal

The Coaching & Leadership Journal serves coaches, athletic directors, administrators, and other leadership practitioners. Our journal publishes article summaries that pertain to both leadership theory and insights from athletic professionals as well as top leaders in all professions. Like a monthly debriefing, our journal allows you to get valuable information without having to waste time searching for it. You'll refer to it again and again. It is not just a journal but a valuable resource delivered to you each month.

What our subscribers say…

Dan, I love your newsletter. Thank you!!— Frank Martin, Head Coach University of South Carolina Men’s Basketball

The journey of learning never stops! This Journal is a great resource. Very appreciative!Peter McGahey, Head Coach Central Michigan Women's Soccer

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

I love the journal Dan. Thanks for doing an amazing job with it. It is a great journal and I learn something from it every time. Deanna Bradley Athletic Director, St. Mary of the Woods

Thanks Dan….we are processing our renewal…Always enjoy reading the journal… Brian Ostermann, Kansas State Women’s Basketball

Join our growing list of subscribers. A few of our recent subscribers & renewals include:
  • Mark Krikorian, Florida State Women’s Soccer 
  • Jim Berkman, Salisbury Lacrosse
  • David Metzbower, UNC Lacrosse,  2016 Men's Lacrosse Champions
  • University Of Oregon Baseball
  • Stanford Women’s Basketball
  • Katie Shields, Saint Louis Women’s Soccer
  • Jerry York, Boston College Men’s Hockey (first NCAA hockey coach to 1,000 wins)
  • Peter McGahey, Central Michigan Women’s Soccer
  •  Kansas State Women’s Basketball
  •  Frank Martin, University of South Carolina Men’s Basketball
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