Friday, April 20, 2018

The Coach Scott Fields Show guest for Monday April 23, 2018

NAPB Commissioner Dave Magley/ Drew League's Charles (Pops) Lovely Sr.


This will be an outstanding show with two community driven individuals who use the game of Basketball to give back to communities and use Education to impact lives.




Former Indiana Mr. Basketball and Kansas U player Dave Magley has had a great journey in the game.
He is currently the commissioner of the NAPB.
This visionary will share great insight on the show Monday night.
This former Coach was also the commissioner of the Canadian Basketball League prior to starting up a great league with great opportunities for small market communities.


Coach Charles (Pops) Lovely Sr. is of the people, for the people.
He is a coach in one of the top summer leagues in the United States. The infamous Drew league in South Central LA.
The Drew league is the summer home to many NBA super stars.
Learn how and why this league was formed?
See how this man helps hundreds of athletes every year, every day with basketball as a tool to gain an education and get boys off of the streets.




These two men are what the Coach Scott Fields show are all about....
Don't miss this show, tell your friends, learn the share their life lessons.


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Friday, April 13, 2018

Awesome Coach Scott Fields show guest line up Monday April 16 - Coach Scott Fields

This is a Great line up of Guests........Malik Rose, Tony Jones and T Money

I am thrilled to announce our Show line up for Monday April 16, 2018. The show will start at 7:30pm mountain time.
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Malik Rose is a former NBA player- Hornets, Spurs, Knicks and Thunder,
This 2 x NBA Champion and 2nd round draft pick has an amazing journey to share with us.

Malik also is the current General Manager of the Erie Bayhawks, the affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks.
Malik is also a former broadcaster. He was recently named the G League Executive of the Year.

Tony Jones is our Utah Jazz insider, he covers the Utah Jazz for the Salt Lake tribune.
He will join us Live from OKC from the first round action. He will share all things Jazz.

T$ is our NBA insider, he will discuss all things NBA and share his insight and  opinions on all trending playoff topics.

Your host is Coach Scott Fields, shares his insight and opinions from a Professional basketball coaches lens.
His Passion and Enthusiasm to Empower future leaders in the industry are contagious.


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Thursday, April 12, 2018

2018 NBA Playoff Bracket- "Who you got?'- Coach Scott Fields

2018 NBA Playoff Bracket
"who you got?"
-Coach Scott Fields


Ok my people, Make your selections !
Who are your first round upsets?


Who are your Eastern Conf Champs?
Who are your Western Conf Champs?


Who are your 2018 NBA Champions?




Lets have some fun with these Brackets


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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Coach Scott Fields Show Contest/Challenge and Gift to Winner - Coach Scott Fields

The Coach Scott Fields show Contest/Challenge and Gift to Winner
- Coach Scott Fields






The Coach Scott Fields Show has continued to grow in size and popularity.
This growth has been done organically. We are thrilled with the number of viewers and loyal followers and listeners we have on a nightly basis.  
We continue to bring you the best in trending sports topics,  Entertaining, Empowering and thought provoking discussions.


Our slogan and mission statement is simple and direct.
Empower. Educate. Grow.


This brings us to this CONTEST/CHALLENGE.


Help us continue to grow our Show


We ask that you tag friends and ask them to Like/Follow our show page !
We have a goal to gain over 10,000 Followers with this Challenge/Contest.
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Your Show Host is Professional Basketball Coach Scott Fields
Winner of Multiple FIBA Championships
Coach of Current and Former NBA Players
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The winner of the Challenge/Contest is the person who generates the most Likes/Follows to our show page.
Please have the person you tagged to follow the show page message us who referred them to like us.
The Individual who generates the most Likes/Followers to our show will receive a copy of the newly released book written by Pat Williams , a former guest on the Coach Scott Fields show.


This is a great read,
Stories and Life Lessons from Coach John Wooden and his summer camps


Pat Williams is the Co Founder and  Senior VP of the Orlando Magic and award winning author of his Leadership books and stories.


This book was just released and it is YOURS if you WIN the CONTEST/CHALLENGE.
We will ship it directly to your home.


Good Luck and Thanks for your support in growing our show.


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Lets see who is the best marketer and promoter ?


Start by tagging at least 100 people you feel will be a great members of this sports community.
It is LIVE...It is Interactive...
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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Special Guest for the Coach Scott Fields show - Tuesday April 10, 2018

The Coach Scott Fields show Special Guest for Tuesday April 10, 2018
Coach Larry A. McKenzie and Former NBA Player Dontell Jefferson.




Coach Larry McKenzie is a multiple state championship coach from Minnesota.
He is an author and speaker.


Dontell Jefferson is a former NBA Player who is now an author of his book, "How to make it to the NBA"


This show will be on Tuesday night April 10, 2018.
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Friday, March 23, 2018

Excited to Announce our next guest- NBA player/UCLA Grad Tracy Murray and Tyler Smith FIBA legend with his book

UCLA Graduate and NBA Player Tracy Murray
and a book by Tyler Smith are guest on the next Coach Scott Fields show






We are thrilled to announce that my long time friend Tracy Murray will be our special guest on the
Coach Scott Fields show.


Tracy played at the UCLA and went onto have a great NBA career.
Tracy is currently the broadcaster for his Bruins and spends hours developing young players.




Also
Tyler Smith will be promoting his book "Called for Traveling"
this is a great read about his professional basketball career and travels with the NBA and FIBA.
This will be a great show.


Watch us Live on Monday March 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm Mountain time.
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Friday, March 16, 2018

Hey Athletic Directors, take notice, Former NBA Coaches make Great NCAA Coaches- Coach Scott Fields

Hey Athletic Directors, take notice, Former NBA Coaches make Great NCAA Coaches- Coach Scott Fields


Hey Athletic Directors, take note of this, former NBA Coaches and Professional Coaches, make  excellent NCAA Coaches.
Look at those pictured in this above. Dantoni' coached with his brother Mike at multiple stops.
He went full circle, returned to his home state and the university he attended at Marshall. They not only are in the NCAA Tournament, they will at least advance to the second round vs a very good WSU Shockers program.
Coach Eric Musselman, is the son of a NBA Coach, Coach Eric was with a few NBA Teams, he returned to the college game to build a very successful Nevada program.
Look at Coach Patrick Ewing, who was overlooked at the NBA Level to get a Head gig in the Association.
He has also returned to his Alma mater the Hoyas to start to build a solid program.
We all know Coach Cal and his NBA tenure. We also know what he did with Memphis and now to UK. The Guru of the One and done.
There is no question of the talent he recruits year after year, but he also manages and maximizes these young players to get deep into the tournament each year. ..expectations are so high in the bluegrass state.
they expect to win the tournament every year. Coach Cal also build a strong U Mass team prior to his NBA stint, then again took all of his teams deep into tournament play.
ok, there seems to be controversy around him? but he can coach !
How about Rick Pitino? the recent FBI probe exposed wrong doing. But again, at Providence, awesome success, Coach Rick dipped his toes in the NBA to realize he too was built for the NCAA.
Pitino took the UK Wildcats to deep runs, then onto Louisville.
NCAA scandal, yes, but lets not overlook his ability to recruit, to prepare a team, build and develop players. I have had a handful of Coach Pitino's players on the pro teams, they are very well prepared for the Pro level.
I know we can say the same for Coach Larry Brown. He had great success in the NBA. but also look at what he has done at Kansas, SMU, everything he touches turns to gold.
These men can flat out coach.
Look at a lesser known name Coach D Walker, he too has been in the NBA and he has taken a Clark Atlanta team and built them into a program.


Why? these men are awesome communicators, they are teachers of the game, They push, challenge the athlete's, they hold them accountable, they have a system, they have philosophies and style and pace of play. They recruit the athletes who fit their systems.
Yes, they monitor the staffs, they monitor the academic progress of the athletes, the are PR machines. There is name recognition. Their exposure allows them to enter a gym or recruits home and players know who they are.
These men are detailed oriented, they develop players with hard work, fundamental's and they surround themselves with coaches will fill the weaknesses of themselves.
 I find it funny how Athletic directors get caught up in the recruitment of regions. It is more than that. They bring a culture. They bring a wealth of basketball knowledge and strategic expertise.
They know the game, they manage a game, they make awesome game time adjustments.
These coaches have agents, no doubt....they have strong networks, they utilize their networks while recruiting.


Did I mention, I too have professional coaching experience. When I coached my sons college team, we only had 7 players on the roster and yes, we went on a 7 game win streak and we also beat three nationally ranked programs.
How? because We put players in a situation to be comfortable, we allowed players to do what they did best.
We created an Offense that fit their strengths, We would scout and game plan well. The Team was well prepared.
We got them in the best shape in their careers and we played a style that would wear other teams down with only our 7 players.
The scoring became easier, we would get after it defensively.
We would attach other teams weaknesses and we forced their players out of their comfort zones.


I was positive, I was energetic, I was enthusiastic and the players followed and we inflicted out will.

Athletic Directors, maybe look at some of these pro coaches when rebuilding a program.


I am available, I am open to entertain and consider options?
I am just saying.


Do you want experience? Do you want proven winners? Do you want men who will do it the right way?
again, I choose to see the positive in these coaches and what they bring to a program, department, institution and community.


Pro Coaches bring a wealth of knowledge, they bring a wealth of experience, they bring a wealth of expertise.
these coaches also know and understand fiscal budgets, come on they dealt with multi millionaires.
rebuild, build and turn around programs in a hurry with a Pro Coach.
Share a vision of where the program is going.
Trust me players will want to play for them as they know they will also prepare them for the next level.
what an asset to have in a program.


Athletic Directors, It is time to see from a new lens.
Athletic Directors, time to change the game, by looking Up !
University Presidents I think you want men who will bring in revenue to the Institution.
I am just saying.




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Sunday, March 11, 2018

2018 Mens NCAA Basketball bracket

2018 Mens NCAA Basketball Bracket




Fill it out, share with us..
Post on the thread and share your picks.


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2018 Mens NCAA bracket- Coach Scott Fields





















2018 NCAA Bracket






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Here it is the best time of year. Lets have some fun with March Madness !
Fill out your bracket. Snap a photo and share your picks with us.
Lets see who can win the bracket challenge.


There is no money involved, lets do it for bragging rights...!
after you take a photo of your complete bracket, share it on this tread.


Brackets must be completed and shared on or before Tuesday March 13, 2018  at 10 am EST !


Also predict a score the final game.


Let the fun begin!
Who is the Cinderella ?


Who got a bad break on geographical location?


Will any #1 seeds get to finals?


Who is your Final Four?


Who are the bracket busters?
Who are your dark horses?


Who are your big Upsets ?


How about the play in games?


Did your Team get snubbed?


Who got in who shouldn't have?
Who should have got in?


Lets break it down !!


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Monday, March 5, 2018

Thrilled to announce our next special guest on the Coach Scott Fields Show

I am thrilled to announce our next Special Guest on the
Coach Scott Fields Show.




This long time NBA Coach will be our next Special Guest on the Coach Scott Fields Show.


Coach Brendan Suhr, the founder of Coaching U, and long time NBA Coach will be our next Special Guest on the
Coach Scott Fields show.


Coach Brendan Suhr has won an NBA Championship with the Bad Boys, Detroit Pistons and Coach Chuck Daily.
Coach was also an assistant coach with the NY Knicks, Atlanta Hawks, Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic NJ Nets,
Coach also won a CBA Coach of the Year award with the Grand Rapid Mackers of the CBA.


Coach Suhr was also recently the Associate Head Coach of the LSU Tigers and coached UCF, Fairfield and the U of Detroit.


Coach Suhr also is very active with educating many NBA Players during the NBA Summer Leagues as these players transition into Coaching and scouting positions in the G league and NBA.


Coaching U is a great resource to All Things Coaching. The Coaching U podcast and clinics are second to known in the coaching industry.
 
We are blessed and lucky to have his knowledge and expertise as a part of our platform.




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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Players BEWARE - Coach Scott Fields

Players BEWARE - Coach Scott Fields




I am writing this post to educate and bring awareness to a huge business of deception.
I hope this post helps Players, Parents and Coaches in their quest to assist their players find opportunities to advance their careers. This is something that has upset me for years.  I hear of stories that brings tears to my eyes.
The High School State Tournaments are underway. The Colleges are coming into Conference tournaments.
Players, Parents and Coaches need to be aware of the many scam artist that are out there to prey on the dreams of young athletes. These scam artist thrive on the dreams and hopes of athletes looking to go to the next level.
The later in the process, the more desperate individuals become, the more desperate you become, the more money you will spend in hopes of it working out.
High School Players are looking to go to College at multiple levels. NJCAA, NAIA, NCAA 1,2,3.
College players are looking to take their talents to the Professional level. Minor Leagues, FIBA.


I have been in the coaching industry for many years and at all levels. I have been a Pro Coach and won FIBA Championships. I have also had great success at the college level with National ranked teams. Things have changed for sure.
Social media is a tool for these leaches to prey on our athletes.


These SCAM artist are great, they are creative, they have a criminal mind. they look professional, they create websites, they spend money on letterhead. They sale you their network of college coaches, they sale you on their network of professional scouts. they dazzle you with made up success rates on the percentages of athletes they obtain scholarships for.

Coaches of AAU teams have their network of friends for sure, the obvious issues of NCAA investigation's proves this point.  High School Coaches seem to have less control of this recruiting process. Parents don't know what they don't know.
Parents, I get it, you just want to help your child,  YOU ARE FRESH FOR THE TAKING to these SCAM artist you are their target market. They will show you these nice typed up bio's obtain a nice photo, they type up your stat lines. they provide links to video. they will gladly take your money.


Allow me to assist you or at least bring awareness to you. Be Careful ! Ask Questions ? Do your research before you waste your hard earned dollar on certain scouting services, camps, exposure camps, All Star games, just to name a few.
I have seen many players loose money, they might as well throw their money out the window.
I have seen parents pay scouting services and end up with nothing.


Parents, Players, it is your money. Invest it wisely....Don't take your money for rent, money for utilities and hand it to a guy who you don't know well.


Parents be careful with scouting services
Players be careful with exposure camps




  Parents work with your High School Coaches and your AAU Coaches who you have strong relationships with, have them reach out to college coaches for your child.
Parents, stay in your lane, you to can reach out to college coaches to introduce them to your child but again keep healthy boundaries, college coaches don't want an over zealous parent, who tell them how many minuets your son or daughter needs to play. You are only introducing them to your child.
Players you too can reach out to express interest in a Coach, a Program or Institution of higher learning.
Be persistent, but don't burn a bridge.


Players and Parents you can send e mails to college coaches
look up contact info online.
of course, have vitals Ht. Wt. Reach. Vertical jump.
G.P.A.
Stats
honors, accolades, awards ect.ect.
provide links to game film
highlight videos  are ok, but coaches need to see complete game film to access the skill set.
anyone can look good in highlights.
also with highlight films choose your music to accompany video carefully.
"You don't get a second chance to make a good first impression"
coaches have access to smart phone, send links. it is all at their finger tips.
make it simple for them.


Players and Parents you are at risk with scouting services, I will say there are a few great ones for sure.
Some College coaches use top scouting services, make sure they are reputable.


College Players you must be VERY VERY CAREFUL ! when starting the process to go professional.
there are many sharks circling the waters, there are many so called agents who exploit you.
If an agent ask you for money up front..   RUN !
 If a Team says to you, you need to pay for a license for the federation... RUN !
if someone tells you you must Pay to Play...RUN !
Players going Pro, before you pay for a workout, before you pay for a try out camp, before you pay for Open Try Outs.
ask questions.


Who will be present at workout? Who will see the Open Try Out? Who will be present at camp?
Do your due diligence, do your research, Don't believe everything that is being told to you. This is your money, this is your investment, you have the right to ask questions, you have the right to be skeptical.
Take the responsibility to market and promote yourself.
Don't let them sale you on they will send video, Ask who they will send video to ?
tell them you want the copy of the video or video link, then you send out the link yourself.
again research the e mail addresses, look on line, look up contact information and send it yourself.


 Don't let regional reps take money from you up front.
An Agent will make a percentage of a commission off of you signing a contract with a club.




Success is all about relationships. Work with people you have known and trust.
Trust is earned not given.
Don't be exploited in your quest to live a dream.




I hope this helps some of you, because year after year, hundreds of thousands of dollars switch hands to Scam artist.
empower yourself, educate yourself.


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Good Luck to all of you as you advance your careers !
I hope this is a helpful tool for you !






We can start a thread, if you have been scammed you can provide names for others to protect others.
Provide names of services, provide names of false camps
fake contracts from clubs.


Aris Club was a club for years that e mails scam artist were using.
BE CAREFUL..
Lets educate others on these criminal acts !


We all can work together to stop or at least slow this criminal activity. 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Effective Communication to build a Winning Culture - Coach Scott Fields



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Effective Communication to build a Winning Culture
- Coach Scott Fields



I am a firm believer in the power of communication and I try to take it to another level with effective communication is vital when establishing and sustaining a Winning Culture .
This is a  follow up to the my previous post on "A Positive Paradigm Shift for Coaches"
Coaches by nature are very competitive as are successful businessmen. This competitive nature brings on emotion and passion. We can not allow our emotions to control our intelligence. I am speaking from a male perspective here.  I also believe effective communication  is vital in being successful as husbands and fathers. If we can not effective communicate our needs, our wants and or likes with our wife and kids we will soon be on emotional roller coaster filled with frustrations.

To communicate effectively we must be able to receive and convey our message.
We must always remember to talk with our Audience and not talk at our Audience or individual.. There is a huge difference.
We must keep our message positive and productive. We must not allow emotion to creep in the communication process.
If you are emotional, the message being delivered can be aggressive and many times demeaning and undermining.
Just remember as Coaches and Servant Leaders it is not what we know, it is what is conveyed to empower those to assist them in achieving productive outcomes at the highest levels.

Effective Communication is both verbal and non verbal. Your non verbal skills are as important as verbal skills.

Positive Non Verbal Skills
maintain good posture, if standing, don't slump or slouch maintain good eye contact, lean in to show interest, but do not invade personal space.
Don't be defensive and cross arms in seated or standing position. if seated don't cross legs.
Have zero physical barriers between communicator and listener.
No tenseness, no tight fist or tight pursed lips.
Don't be distracted , stay locked in.
Don't make negative responses when listening
Keep your hands away from face

Verbal Skills
Don't be monotone. 
Maintain a level tone
Observe the listener, see if they are receiving message effectively. 
Does the listener look confused? If yes repeat.
Be clear
Be concise
Keep message short and repeat if needed


It is important not to send mixed messages, don't mix verbal and non verbal cues

Example
You cant be tight fisted and defensive with posture when you tell someone you love them? right?
Also don't pull someone in for a hug then scream and curse in the ear obscenities right?

Effective communicators must also be great listeners
it must be two ways and not always about conveying your message to the person talking message. When we listen we learn. How can we learn if we are the one always talking?

keep it friendly(positive), give two positive thoughts before a corrective thought

Messages must be delivered with Confidence
Your audience will know if you are not confident in what you are conveying. You can be nervous, you cant calm the troops if the general is tense.

Maintain Empathy

Stay Open Minded.
This is productive to learn and listen more about the individual or audience as you are speaking

Respectful keep healthy boundaries

Leave time for Feedback, be willing to accept positive or negative feedback

Always use the proper medium, don't use social media to deliver a personal message
build trust by keeping private things private stay professional

Don't speak about others to others, if there is an issue find solutions before it builds go directly to the individual with an issue address them personally and directly
 
When we effectively communicate we will always be honest.
this even if  the message is not what the listener wants to hear

Stay consistent, we are also building trust as we stay open and honest.
We are constantly earning respect with our open and honest communication.

I also believe that our ACTIONS always speak louder than our words
I will share this pet peeve of mine.
If you say you are going to do something, DO IT !

Success and Greatness is all about communication.
It is a skill, practice your skill sets daily work on effectively communicating daily.

Practice doesn't make Perfect Perfect Practice makes Perfect.

I wish you all the best of luck on this skill set! We are tested and quizzed daily.


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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Brady Holt is our next guest on the Coach Scott Fields show- Coach Scott Fields

Brady Holt is our next guest on the Coach Scott Fields show- Coach Scott Fields


#BradyStrong


Brady Holt has an outstanding story. His journey is one that will inspire all who watch, listen and get to know this special young man.
"I couldn't be more proud to share with the viewers of the Coach Scott Fields show that Brady Holt will be on the show with his Family."

I am inspired and moved by Brady and his story of conviction, courage, and strength in the face of adversity.
I have known Brady since he played with my son at Riverton High School as a member of the basketball Team.
I was moved by his high character, his personality and his passion for sports.
I knew his favorite sport was Football where he was a standout performer.
I new his passion and his future was to serve his LDS Mission and then back to the grid iron.

I will allow Brady and his family to share this moving story.
You will not want to miss his journey.
You will not want to miss his updates.

It brings me so much joy to have him be apart of this show.

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Visits with former Players, No better feeling - Coach Scott Fields

Visits from former Players, No better feeling- Coach Scott Fields

I had the pleasure to sit and visit with one of my former pro players.
Rene Farias from Venezuela.

Rene and I were together with Guaros de Lara
(see picture below )





5 years later,  we sat and talked about what the future holds, what we accomplished in the past, We talked about our goals.
We talked about the governments of each of our countries. We talked about the memories we made together. We shared many smiles, we shared many laughs.

I cant share with you enough how meaningful it is to stay in contact with my former players.
Rene and I send many text messages back in forth throughout the years.
but, to be able to give him a hug and embrace and  look him in his eyes was simply the best feeling ever.

Rene was a great player, he was coachable, he was hard working. He suffered a serious knee injury the season I was blessed to work with him. He was an asset to our Team.
He is 31 years old now, He has grown as a person. I am so proud to have had the opportunity to work with him on the court.
I am more proud of the person he has become.

Wins/Losses- we shared success no doubt, the personal relationships are what matters most.

I am honored to call this man my friend, Yes, I bought lunch, Rene is my guy. We not only shared a few hours together today (2/3/2018) but I hope he knows and feels I am always here in his corner to help him in anyway.

There is no doubt things change with time. His haircut was clean, my hair is falling out. I have a new look the beard, his gut was not falling out. our bond and love for the game has not changed.
The respect has grown for each other.

I am blessed to have been his Coach Then and Now.




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Friday, February 2, 2018

Be apart of Coachings Positive Paradigm Shift- Coach Scott Fields

Be apart of  Coaching's Positive Paradigm Shift- Coach Scott Fields


I will be the first to share with you this, I am always learning, always growing, always focused on empowering others in the industry.  I myself am far from perfect. I also will tell you, I will not going into another mans home and tell him how to be a father. I also will not going into another coaches locker room and tell him how to coach.

I will confidently share this with anyone who takes to the time read this post.
The following is True !
1) I am always positive. 2) I am always enthusiastic. 3) I believe in the power of positive reinforcement.
I also believe if you would ask and poll any of my former players they will also share with you the same.

I have been blessed, I am luckier than I deserve to have been able to have travel the globe coaching the game I love.

I have been in situations that were very challenging with low budgets. I have also coached top Teams with great budgets for that league. I have started the season with Teams in camp. I have also replaced a number of coaches at mid season who were not meeting expectations. I have always stuck my positive principles to obtain the goals of turning Teams and Franchises around. 

Positive Coaching is a style, a philosophy. Go ahead research it!
It always produced positive results! Always!
I build a culture and brand with this style.

There is a pattern, I am not pointing fingers here at all. I am just stating facts. I am speaking from my own personal experiences and observations.

Positive Coaching produces the following:
           1) Meaningful relationships with the athletes
           2) Builds confidence in your players.
           3) Builds Trust with your players.
           4) Produces positive results.
           5) Is entertaining to spectators
           6) Builds establish a culture
           7) It relaxes players to play with freedom and not in fear of making mistakes.
This is true at all levels, but at youth levels it is huge!


Coaches, trust me when I tell you, Players already know when they make a mistake, They don't need an adult screaming at them to embarrass them in front of crowds, the parents and their peers.  Players don't go on the court intentionally trying to make a mistake. If you want to take a players confidence, Go ahead, yell at them after making a mistake. The following will happen. The body language tells you everything. the shoulders slump, the head goes down, they loose concentration, as they are upset they made the mistake, then a coach yells at them, then they go in the tank. Then one mistake turns into two mistakes as the game is so fast, it is action reaction. 
The Esteem and Egos are already fragile.correct me if I am wrong.
The same goes for coaches who over react to a mistake, a player notices when the coach is upset or disappointed.
Again players want to please their coaches.
Example a players goes up for a layup and misses a wide open, uncontested layup.
If in the corner of the players eye, they see the coach throw his hands up in frustration and disappointment.
Trust me, this action will also cause a young player to loose his confidence.


Coaches, I have seen you.. OWN IT!
I have seen some horrible actions of coaches at AAU National Tournaments, I have seen coaches Yell, Scream, Act a Fool.
You are to lead by example. 
What are you teaching these young kids? 
I do believe in corrective criticism. "What you don't correct, You Accept"
but I believe that if it is delivered with a calm and caring tone you can and will attain the positive outcome you desire.

I have also been around Coaches who Yell, Scream, are demeaning to Players. That Team will quit on a Coach.
They will at some point implode. That Coach will loose his Team.

This is a new age of Sports. They call this the Millennial generation.
You as Coaches must adapt to your Players.

Are you an effective communicator? Do you relate well with your players?
The days of Rants, the Days or Screaming, Yelling Cursing is a thing in the past.

I have been blessed with positive results my entire career. I have coached at the Pro Level and have won Championships by staying positive. I have coached at the college level and the better college teams we always kept it positive. I have coached my son and his teams in AAU.
I remember taking a Team of 6 players down to Vegas.
We finished with 3 players on the floor and won the Championship game because we stayed positive.
(see photo below)






Negative Coaching produces:
                              1) toxic atmosphere
                              2) poor results
                              3) players loosing confidence
                              4) produces poor attitudes
                              5) a loosing culture
                              6) results reflects leadership
                              7) an atmosphere that no one wants to be associated with


Parents this is also important for you. 
                      1)  Be supportive of your athlete. 
                      2) fuel your kids emotional tank with positive support. 
                      3) let the coach,  do his job and coach 
                      4)  Let your kid be a kid.
                      5) don't put added pressure on your child. 
                      6) don't live vicariously through them. 
                      7) know and understand, only a small percentage of athlete go on to become professional athletes. 
                      8) accentuate the positive don't remind them of the negative.

Coaches, accept the Challenge , Be apart of the Positive Paradigm Shift.


Lets teach Life lessons through sport










Coaches, Choose to be a POSITIVE impact on lives, you have a wonderful platform to lead, guide and direct and Mentor.
Positive Coaching is the Paradigm Shift !
Be the Change........




I am available to discuss, speak, lecture, present.
coachscottfields@gmail.com




Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Cleveland Cav's Coach Phil Handy will be a guest on the Coach Scott Fields Show

Cleveland Cav's Coach Phil Handy will be a guest on the Coach Scott Fields Show


Coach Scott Fields is pleased to announce that Cav's Coach Phil Handy will be a guest on the Coach Scott Fields Show on Monday Feb 5, 2018.

"I am pleased to share with the viewers and listeners of the Coach Scott Fields Show that my friend Phil Handy will spend time with us on Monday Feb 5, 2018."
"You will not want to miss his industry insights and experiences" said Coach Scott Fields.

Coach Phil Handy is the Director of Player Development for the Former NBA Champions Cleveland Cav's.
Phil played and Graduated from the University of Hawaii.
He played in the NBA for the Golden St Warriors and Portland Trailblazers.
Coach Handy is the founder of 94 Feet of Game.


Coach can be followed on Instagram@thereal94feetofgame.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Beard Game - Who wore it better ? Pop vs Scott who you got ?

The Beard Game - Who wore it better ?
Pop vs Scott who you got ?

The Beard poll question for the Coach Scott Fields show
Who wore it better ?

Coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs
5 x NBA Champion
3 x NBA Coach of the Year
4 x NBA All Star Head Coach

Merrillville Indiana HS Grad- Indiana



Coach Scott Fields
Host of the Coach Scott Fields Show
3 x FIBA Championship Coach
5 x FIBA Coach of the Year

Lewis Cass HS Grad- Indiana