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As everyone begins the quest to have a championship season, the concept of sacrifice is one of the most difficult to get players to buy into. They want to win but they want to remain comfortable. Challenge your team leaders to pay the price for success. It will create a culture that will be passed down within your program. Remember, your players will give back to you what you tolerate. Set the championship tone with your leadership, your motivation and your expectations. Don‟t expect less than the best from your team!


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Hockey great, Wayne Gretzky had this to say after playing in his first Stanley Cup Finals and losing: “Kevin Lowe and I loaded up our troubles and our junk and made our way to the bus. We both knew we were going to have to walk by the Islander locker room and were dreading it: having to see all the happy faces, the girlfriends‟ kisses, the whole scene we both wanted so much. But as we walked by, we didn't see any of that. The girlfriends, the coaches and the staff people were living it up, but the players weren‟t. Trottier was icing what looked like a painful knee. Potvin was getting stuff rubbed on his shoulder. Guys were limping around with black eyes and bloody mouths. It looked more like a morgue in there than a champion‟s locker room. And here we were perfectly fine and healthy. That‟s why they won and we lost. They took more punishment than we did. The dove into more boards, stuck their faces in front of more pucks, threw their bodies into more pileups. They had sacrificed everything they had. And that‟s when Kevin said something I‟ll never forget. He said, “That‟s how you win championships.”

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Sep. 9 - Oct. 5:

Fall Contact Period

Sep. 15:

Individual Instruction move from 4 person groups

October 15:

Jam with Coach Ham @ Tully Gym (1st Day of Practice)

October 16:

FSU vs. Boston College - Football

Soph Guard Michael Snaer at the 2009 “Jam with Coach Ham”







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Rising Junior forward, Chris Singleton, was named to the John Wooden Award preseason watch list. A group that includes 50 returning college basketball players that will be considered along with incoming freshmen and will be cut down to 30 at mid - season.

The 2010-11 Florida State regular season schedule includes 14 nationally televised games and 11 match - ups with teams that participated in the 2010 NCAA Tournament. The schedule is highlighted by home contests with Florida, Ohio State, Duke, and North Carolina. In addition, the „Noles will participate in the Diamond Head Classic Tournament in Honolulu, Hawaii with a field including Butler, Baylor, Mississippi State,

Washington State, Utah, and San Diego. The Seminoles will play host Hawaii in the opening round.

The Seminoles are the 3rd winningest program in ACC conference play over the last 3 years and are 1 of only 2 teams to finish in the top 4 in league play over the last 2 seasons.

Think on These Things “Taking stuff makes you weaker. Earning stuff makes you stronger. Create your own opportunities and execute them. Rely on no one else when it comes to improving your situation.

“Most people think about age and experience in terms of years, but it‟s really only moments that define us. We stay mostly the same and then grow up suddenly, at the turning points.

- Bill O‟Reilly “When I reflect on my life, I find that the people who stand out are the ones who challenged me with words and inspired me with action.” - John Wooden


- Glenn Beck

won‟t do, and they spend more time doing it. When everyone else is sleeping the best are practicing and thinking and improving.


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- Jon Gordon

“The best of the best are willing to do what it takes to be great. The best don‟t just think about their desire for greatness, they act on it. They have a high capacity for work. They do the things that others

the Best do Better than Everyone Else.”

By Jon Gordon

Leadership Lessons Coaching Staff Guidelines:


Criticism of the program is only constructive when voiced at the appropriate time and place. Our problems are our problems.


Set goals for yourself and don‟t accept anything short of their accomplishments. We must all staff members be willing to do everything in our power to improve our program.

10. Everyone will maintain a positive attitude and reflect this philosophy at all times.

Preparing the Mind of your Assistant Coaches 1.

Always put the program first.


Never forget loyalty is the backbone to our program.


Consider other staff member‟s feelings continuously.



Know your responsibilities and carry them out with the best of your ability.


Staff unity and morale reflect our attitude toward each other.


Whatever we do, do it with great enthusiasm and class.

11. A final point - your head coach believes you are the best there is. You have to prove nothing but rather be the person you are, a winner.






Seminoles in the Pros Training Camp: NBA Camps have Seminole alumni in attendance this Fall. These former Seminole greats are working hard to prepare for the upcoming season. Solomon Alabi - Toronto Raptors Toney Douglas - New York Knicks Al Thornton - Washington

Alexander Johnson - Houston Rockets

College Coaching Staffs Andrew Wilson will begin his 4th season as an assistant Coach at the College of Charleston.

Von Wafer - Boston Celtics NBA Coaching Staffs FSU great, Sam Cassell will be on the sidelines as an assistant coach for the 2nd year as part of Flip Saunderâ€&#x;s staff with the Washington Wizards.


Nate Johnson will be in his 2nd season as an assistant at Moberly College .

Sam Cassell

Seminoles in the Community Down Syndrome Buddy Walk The Florida State University Men's Basketball team was out in full force on Sept. 11 to help raise awareness for Down's syndrome. The Tallahassee Buddy Walk was one of over 300 Buddy Walks scheduled to take place this year and the Seminoles were happy to be a part of the event.

at the event. It is a very pleasant experience and I hope we continue to participate every year." The one mile walk, which included a bounce house, games and a dunk tank, took place at the Southwood Town Center. Last year 250,000 people nationwide put their best foot forward to complete the 5280 foot trek.

Pierre Jordan, Ian Miller and Xavier Gibson sign autographs

But the most important part of the day was the walk itself with nearly $55,000 being raised in an event created to celebrate the abilities and accomplishments of those with the disease. "Participating in the Buddy Walk was a great experience," said junior guard Luke Loucks. "It is personally very satisfying to help out in our community and to be able to spend time with the kids - many of whom are our fans. As a team we are thankful to be asked to participate in the event and we get a very positive response from all of the people

The „Noles helped warm up the crowd with an on-stage fitness routine







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