Coaches Suspended For Purposely Losing Tournament

MURFREESBORO – Coaching responsibilities of two Rutherford County girls basketball coaches were suspended Wednesday, four days after their teams purposely tried to lose a district tournament consolation game.

“Good athletic coaches possess skills that maximize the players’ skills, strategize winning game plans, instill self-discipline and impart the value of teamwork to reach a common goal,” Rutherford County Schools director Don Odom said in a release. “Players also learn skills that build integrity and character, primarily by how their coach models before them. In these last two areas, we failed last Saturday evening.”

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/high-school/coaches-of-tanking-girls-basketball-teams-suspended.html?topic=2,200&eid=61619403&bid=1019931

2014 Good Samaritan Hospital Flyin’ to the Hoop Skillz Academy A Success!

We are thrilled to have had another successful Good Samaritan Hospital Flyin’ to the Hoop Skillz Academy!  This year’s event was held at the Kingdom Sports Center (OH), and we had record attendance for our third year in a row!  The clip below is a great overview of our 2014 2-day event last Monday and Tuesday.  We can’t wait to see you all next year!

skillz linked

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz4lTYUj1hA

What Makes A Nightmare Sports Parent — And What Makes A Great One

Hundreds of college athletes were asked to think back: “What is your worst memory from playing youth and high school sports?”

Their overwhelming response: “The ride home from games with my parents.”

http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/more-family-fun/201202/what-makes-nightmare-sports-parent

Coach Misconduct and Kickbacks

Unfortunately, some coaches take more than they give.  Check out this article on one such coach removed for his collection of kickbacks at the expense of his players:

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/articles/lexisnexis.aspx?lnarticleid=1845667479&lntopicid=136030023

2012 Skillz Academy Is A Success

The first ever Good Samaritan Hospital Flyin’ to the Hoop Skillz Academy went off without a hitch early last week, and we are thankful to have organized such a wonderful opportunity for kids across the area.  Everyone seemed to have a great time and positive learning experience from the coaches, who we had the pleasure of working with.  Thanks to Franklin High School, Coach Brian Bales, and all the Head Coaches and volunteers who helped make the event such a great experience.  We are looking forward to the next Skillz Academy!  Check out this awesome clip recapping the event.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/videos/news/flyin-to-the-hoop-skillz-academy/vcqtN/