HOPEFEST

Spokane Hoopfest is the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world. Nearly 6000 four-player teams of all ages and sexes battle on the streets of the River City at the end of June.  Even though three games are guaranteed, for...

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DESTINY

Knock, knock! Who is there? Destiny, I've been expecting you. -Bolt Destiny is what one can become, as opposed to what one is at the present time. Michelangelo saw the David in his mind before he began chiseling a large slab...

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EXTREME DISLIKE OR STRONG DISTRUST, Part III

To me, desperate times need our desperate action. It seems possible when we righteously hate something evil, we gain power and energy to fight the enemy. The notion that we cannot talk about it without tears or turn to silence gives both...

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EXTREME DISLIKE OR STRONG DISTRUST, Part II

Yesterday I shared an email from a kind, knowledgeable lady in Alaska. It inspired me!  She questioned my use of the word "hate" regarding suicide, and she had valid reasons.  For days I meditated, contemplated on the noun "hate."  The...

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EXTREME DISLIKE OR STRONG DISTRUST, Part I

After preparing the WOH suicide video entitled Why I Hate Suicide, I received the following email from a lovely lady and a mother of one of my finest NBC coaches: "Hi, Mr. Fred.  I hear you!  As a village-based counselor, I...

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HANG ON TO HOPE

Saint Ignatius trained his Jesuit priests to be aware of and to recognize the difference between consolation and desolation. The bad news when experiencing the delight of being in consolation is that at any moment desolation is coming. When...

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SECOND GUESSING IS UNPROFITABLE

"We should have won that game.” - New York Mets Terry Collins Reading USA Today Sports, Bob Nightengale’s interview with Manager Collins brought me back to the Royals-Giants game 5.  Matt Harvey took a 2-0 lead into the ninth. Collins was...

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PASSION AND COMPETENCY

"Which one comes first?” In reading through Van Gogh quotes one stood out because of the fact NBC Camps hires more than 400 coaches each summer. "Your profession is not what brings your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you've been...

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RECOVERY RATE

The best athlete in my lifetime of coaching was gentle and kind, yet super competitive, his name was Jonathon Stringier. Jonathon was our star center at the U of Alaska. His 21 rebounds and 21 points per game powered the...

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THE CROWELL BASKETBALL SYSTEM

THE CROWELL BASKETBALL SYSTEM This logical, organized system of basketball is based on over 50 years of basketball experience. Coach Crowell has learned through competitive coaching experience from the best coaches in the history of basketball. Some of the great coaches...

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