No matter how successful your past season was, it is important to evaluate what your team has done (and maybe what they didn’t do) to move on to the next season. Here are some personal thoughts that I have used in the past, along with 2 documents that you might find helpful during your evaluation.
John Beilein spoke at the 2013 Greyhound Coaches Clinic and his topic was planning your upcoming season based on your assessment of the past season. His previous season was the 2012-2013 season and planning for the 2013-2014 season was an ongoing process. He kept his notes in his pocket and they were organized into the following topics:
- 2012-2013 Keys: (consisting of 7 items) Keep Emphasizing!
- Some Things Never Change: (consisting of 10 items) Keep Teaching!
- Things That Are Changing: (consisting of 18 items) Embrace the things that are changing!
All of these points were an interesting way to look back on a 31-8, and national runner-up, season. Here you can find a summary of these notes.
Another way to evaluate your past season is to look at the following:
- Strengths (How can we use them to win more games)
- Oks (How do we improve into strengths)
- Weaknesses (How do we move them to Ok?).
Here you can find an additional document for “playing to your strengths” evaluations.
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