Key statement: The martyred missionary, Jim Elliot, has often been quoted with this amazing statement. “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”

True story: Fairbanks Alaska 1966.

Fred Crowell has come to a fork in the road.

One road leads to a life believing God is irrelevant and unnecessary to live a successful life.

The other road is a total all-in commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

This may mean giving up on basketball and becoming a missionary in the four corners of the world.

What I didn’t know then and do know now is that God, Abba Father, has not offered us a takeaway religion, but an amazing and remarkable personal relationship with the most fabulous person that has ever lived, none other than the Lord Jesus Christ.

What I didn’t know then was that if we surrender and give Him our life without reservation, He will return the blessings 10, 20, 30, and even 100 fold.

The fact that Eastern Oregon University is offering both Bachelor and Masters level courses in Fred Crowell’s philosophy and psychology of basketball skills coaching is proof of God’s goodness mercy and blessings.

EOU Online Basketball Coaching

dummy-copy crowell-ballEASTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY is
offering up to 6 Bachelor or Master credits in School of Education credits on the PHILOSOPHY & PSYCHOLOGY of BASKETBALL; THE CROWELL BASKETBALL SYSTEM.

TRUE STORY: Roger Smith, a highly esteemed fifth grade teacher in the Puyallup Washington school District and Vice President of NBC Camps challenged Fred Crowell 20 years ago with this request:

“Coach Crowell, the vast knowledge of basketball philosophy, psychology, and spirituality that you have developed for NBC camps is based on oral tradition. Please leave us your legacy in written form so that it can go on for generations to come.”

This challenge was taken very seriously because Roger came to NBC as a nine-year-old. Roger Smith is the third most important male son-like man in my life, right behind my son Jay and son-in-law Shann Ferch. Therefore when Roger the Dodger speaks, I listen, learn and act!