"When the going gets tough, the tough get going." I'm reminded of a time when my fourth graders were playing for the city championship. At a crucial time late in the game, one of my boys made a bad play....
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...
"Guard your heart above all else for it determines the course of your life.” Proverbs 4:23 In my view, basketball is not the only game, but the best game. I began loving basketball at age 4 when my father took me...
Jeff Erickson has been my friend, mentor, and hero from the first day I met him at NBC Alaska Camps. Jeff loves people; especially the youth of Alaska. The fact Jeff is a devoted husband and father of a...
I - Imagination C - Conscience E - Exercises Catchphrases and acronyms are effective tools in teaching young athletes the principles to success in basketball and Lifeball. Greatness begins with imagination, if you can’t imagine it, you will not be able to do...
KEY STATEMENT: As Deuteronomy suggests, write it on your forehead, place a string around your forehead, so you never forget what God has given you in wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. Remember this! The Mind is the Master of the BODY. Thoughts begin...
Gonzaga wins. Best balance of pace and poise. They can run with Carolina if they need to, but also can slow the game down and grind it out in the half-court. GU must take care of the ball against Carolina's...
Coach Crowell's facts, opinions, and predictions. Emotional my heart goes PAC 12. The DUCKS are fun to watch. What will Nike's Phil Knight dress them in? The neon yellow shoes, tank and shorts didn't scare Michigan. Let's wear green with...
Key Statement: School ball season is ALL about the team. The player sacrifices for the team. Off-season is all about the player; not the team. In-season selfishness is team poison. Off-season selfishness is the tool necessary to become a great player. In...
Now it comes down to… Gonzaga vs. South Carolina North Carolina vs. Oregon Who will win the NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP? Let’s have fun doing some diagnosis. Like great military commanders, great basketball coaches examine their opponent’s weakness and find ways to impose their strength...