Elena Delle Donne: The Best Player in Women’s Basketball

Boy do I love this time of the year. March Madness is a bigger holiday than Christmas for me. They say quality is better than quantity, but during March Madness you get a combination of quality and quantity. I love turning on the TV and flipping between endless competitive games, feeling the need for more televisions in the house to […]

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Linsanity and Lessons on Great Leadership

Linsanity and Lessons on Great Leadership

In the early days of this blog, I wrote about Jeremy Lin as Linsanity had recently captured the attention of basketball fans world wide. (You can find Part 1 here as well as Part 2) I felt moved by Jeremy Lin’s story and his unwillingness to give up on his love for the game despite the hurdles he faced. As […]

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The Top Five on My Shelf

Five Books for The Next Level Player

I always encourage reading, especially for athletes who are striving to reach new levels. Reading expands your world and exposes you to information you may not come across anywhere else but in that book. Its a proactive way of learning. I spent a lot of time reading athletic books in high school after my first ACL tear. My goal was […]

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The Top Five on My Shelf

Five Books for The Next Level Player

I always encourage reading, especially for athletes who are striving to reach new levels. Reading expands your world and exposes you to information you may not come across anywhere else but in that book. Its a proactive way of learning. I spent a lot of time reading athletic books in high school after my first ACL tear. My goal was […]

10 months ago 0 Read More
Linsanity and Lessons on Great Leadership

Linsanity and Lessons on Great Leadership

In the early days of this blog, I wrote about Jeremy Lin as Linsanity had recently captured the attention of basketball fans world wide. (You can find Part 1 here as well as Part 2) I felt moved by Jeremy Lin’s story and his unwillingness to give up on his love for the game despite the hurdles he faced. As […]

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Sports Pyschology

Lessons From Failure

Lessons From Failure

I recently ran across an interview with designer and millionaire Marc Ecko. In it, he defined success as “the hangover of failure”… That line resonated with me. “Success is the hangover of failure”. We often associate failure in a negative light. There shouldn’t be a spotlight or mention of failure in any conversation right? But a lot of times, failure […]

10 months ago 0 Read More

Linsanity and Lessons on Great Leadership

Linsanity and Lessons on Great Leadership

In the early days of this blog, I wrote about Jeremy Lin as Linsanity had recently captured the attention of basketball fans world wide. (You can find Part 1 here as well as Part 2) I felt moved by Jeremy Lin’s story and his unwillingness to give up on his love for the game despite the hurdles he faced. As […]

March 18, 2014 at 5:22 am

Five Books for The Next Level Player

The Top Five on My Shelf

I always encourage reading, especially for athletes who are striving to reach new levels. Reading expands your world and exposes you to information you may not come across anywhere else but in that book. Its a proactive way of learning. I spent a lot of time reading athletic books in high school after my first ACL tear. My goal was […]

January 16, 2014 at 6:38 am

Run It Back Media

Run It Back Media
October 24, 2013 at 8:01 am

Film Review: Head Games

What factor makes an athlete so fun to watch? Is it their technical execution; perfect form that is the result of hours upon hours of repetition? Or perhaps their competitive nature; the way they display a will to overcome obstacles and outwork their competitor. Or could it be their toughness. A toughness that resembles a warrior in the middle of […]

May 10, 2013 at 5:38 am

Brittney Griner, Mark Cuban, NBA: 3 Words That Are Damaging The Women’s Game

I cringe every time I see a headline that says “Brittney Griner NBA Bound?” I cringe and shake my head. What’s worse is that Mark Cuban, a hero of mines, someone I looked up to (I’m from Dallas, love the Mavs with all my heart, and am appreciative of what Mr. Cuban has done to turn the team around ever […]

April 8, 2013 at 4:14 pm

The Myth of the Introverted Athlete

The Myth of the Introverted Athlete

Kobe Bryant just got on twitter and his first tweet read…”The antisocial has become social #mambatweets” His tweet, well his whole persona, got me thinking about introverts in the sports world. A lot of us like to think of an athlete as an outgoing, social, extroverted personality. You have to be right? To show such personality on the court, to […]

January 8, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Hoops 101: Basketball Fundamentals

The stars of Hoops 101 I just wanted to take the time to highlight a basketball series that we (Run It Back Media in association with bay area trainer Larry Green) have been working on. Fundamentals are an important aspect of basketball, well sports in general. You must have a good foundation in order to succeed in the game. A […]

December 16, 2012 at 12:17 am

STUDENTathletes

STUDENTathletes

  The balancing act that comes with being a student athlete. One must maintain their athletic training (both individual and team), stay ahead of the game when it comes to the books, and maintain their social life. While your teammates become your sole source of social interaction, as is common during most teams throughout the long hours that go into […]

October 18, 2012 at 5:32 am

Mental Toughness: Seperating Ordinary from the Extraordinary

Mental Toughness: Seperating Ordinary from the Extraordinary

You remember those days right? It could have been as recent as yesterday. Your teammates are leaning on each other as your coach yells out “30 SECOND REST THAN ANOTHER ONE”. You feel like your heart might explode from beating so fast. Your legs are either extremely cramped or tingling with numbness. It’s the end of a practice and your […]

September 6, 2012 at 4:23 am

Approaching the New Season as a Champ

Approaching the New Season as a Champ

  New beginnings. We approach them with fear, anxiety, excitement… with a variety of emotions depending on the person. One thing is for certain, we experience new beginnings. As most of us sit and watch our countries representatives compete on the world stage during the Olympics, we face our own realities, a new season is approaching and it is time […]

August 8, 2012 at 5:49 am
Hoops 101: On Ball Defense with Aaron Gordon

Hoops 101: On Ball Defense with Aaron Gordon

Hoops 101

Hoops 101

3 Steps to Becoming the Best Shooter in Town

3 Steps to Becoming the Best Shooter in Town

As most of your basketball seasons are ending (or already ended), we enter the off season. Off season, a time to get better and add skills for