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Communication

Posted: June 27, 2015 in Sports
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Communication is a key part of success. There is an old story in the Old Testament (or Torah) of the Bible. In this story, the great kingdoms of man believe they can challenge God by working together as one force to build a grand tower that pierced the heavens and would make them equal to God. Because of their arrogance, God decides he will not allow the completion of the tower, and partway through the building, he confuses the people. He confuses the people by giving them seventy different languages, instead of just one. A man you could talk to yesterday now could not understand what you were saying. So the people of similar languages banded together. These people went to different corners of the world and became nations. No one stayed to try and finish the great tower.

Frank Lollino Jr

Frank Lollino Jr

Without the ability to communicate, all is lost. Without the ability to communicate well, much is lost. Communication in sports is one of the biggest factors for success. If you have ever played with a member of the volleyball team in an intramural volleyball game, you might notice they are somewhat out of their comfort zone, but they are still incredible. You will also notice that they talk, a lot. They will say “I’ve got it,” they will call a number when they set the ball and expect you to spike. Frank Lollino Jr. is an experienced and successful basketball coach who has been teaching team after team how to communicate successfully. Because of this, he has experienced a good deal of success as a coach.

Quick But Never In a Hurry

Posted: June 19, 2015 in Sports
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One of the most famous basketball coaches, John Wooden, once said, “Be quick but don’t hurry.” Rushing oneself and being in a hurry is the wrong way to go about life in general. A discerning person might notice quite soon that they are far less effective at whatever they are doing when they try to rush. Being quick on the other hand is a result of training and skill. If you hurry a Chef, your food will likely not taste nearly as good as it could have if you had left him alone.

Frank Lollino Jr

Frank Lollino Jr

John Wooden was a basketball coach, so he obviously applied this concept primarily to basketball. However, he also applied it through his entire life. Sometimes it is necessary to take a deep breath and remember rushing is never helpful. Being in a hurry often makes a person forget the most important things. When packing for a long journey if you are suddenly hurried by something, you will forget your toothbrush. Your phone charger remains plugged into the wall at your house. Things fall apart when you rush.

Being in a hurry is the same concept in Basketball. Rushing will often result in mistakes. Bad dribbling, turnovers, terrible passes, panicked shots. Even teams that rely on a fast-paced game are coached in such a way that they have a plan and have practiced with a specific thing in their minds. Being quick is very different than being in a hurry. Frank Lollino Jr. has been a basketball coach for well over a decade of both high school and college and understands this concept like the back of his hand.