Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Your inspiration awaits...Video (1 Explicit Word 2 min. Mark)

For the young people trying to make in sports or just make it anywhere in anything. Your talent comes naturally, don't spend too much time on that, but focus on your skills and fundamentals. Your inspiration is in the video below.




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Meet Sports Philosopher:

     Chris Powers, is; a high school science teacher, an 18 year basketball coach, a 17 year active basketball player, a graduate student in educational leadership, a biomedical science degree holder, a midwesterner living in the south, and a fan of excellence in sports or life.  He aspires to be a college basketball coach, an educational leader, a published author, and a competitive swimmer. He recently started a non-profit organization called Coop Basketball AAU for kids who can not afford to play on the high profile travel teams.
     Most of all he want to contribute a verse once his powerful play called life is over.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Is it Probable You will Lose?

Do you want to overcome? Click here and done.

Meet Sports Philosopher:


     Chris Powers, is; a high school science teacher, an 18 year basketball coach, a 17 year active basketball player, a graduate student in educational leadership, a biomedical science degree holder, a midwesterner living in the south, and a fan of excellence in sports or life.  He aspires to be a college basketball coach, an educational leader, a published author, and a competitive swimmer. He recently started a non-profit organization called Coop Basketball AAU for kids who can not afford to play on the high profile travel teams.
     Most of all, once his powerful play called life is over, he just wants to contribute a verse.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Hip Hop Preacher On Being Successful






































Meet Sports Philosopher:


     Chris Powers, is; a high school science teacher, an 18 year basketball coach, a 17 year active basketball player, a graduate student in educational leadership, a biomedical science degree holder, a midwesterner living in the south, and a fan of excellence in sports or life.  He aspires to be a college basketball coach, an educational leader, a published author, and a competitive swimmer. He recently started a non-profit organization called Coop Basketball AAU for kids who can not afford to play on the high profile travel teams.
     Most of all, once his powerful play called life is over, he just wants to contribute a verse.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Miracles


"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."

- Albert Einstein -











Meet Sports Philosopher:


     Chris Powers, is; a high school science teacher, an 18 year basketball coach, a 17 year active basketball player, a graduate student in educational leadership, a biomedical science degree holder, a midwesterner living in the south, and a fan of excellence in sports or life.  He aspires to be a college basketball coach, an educational leader, a published author, and a competitive swimmer. He recently started a non-profit organization called Coop Basketball AAU for kids who can not afford to play on the high profile travel teams.
     Most of all, once his powerful play called life is over, he just wants to contribute a verse.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Do You Need Inspiration Today?

Powerful Video:
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Meet Sports Philosopher:


     Chris Powers, is; a high school science teacher, an 18 year basketball coach, a 17 year active basketball player, a graduate student in educational leadership, a biomedical science degree holder, a midwesterner living in the south, and a fan of excellence in sports or life.  He aspires to be a college basketball coach, an educational leader, a published author, and a competitive swimmer. He recently started a non-profit organization called Coop Basketball AAU for kids who can not afford to play on the high profile travel teams.
     Most of all, once his powerful play called life is over, he just wants to contribute a verse.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Closed for Business

The Sports Philosopher does not have anything to say to today. I am at a Starbucks writing a paper for my graduate course due in 3 hours. So instead I will leave you with the following statement: LeBron James...


That is all








Meet Sports Philosopher:


     Chris Powers, is; a high school science teacher, an 18 year basketball coach, a 17 year active basketball player, a graduate student in educational leadership, a biomedical science degree holder, a midwesterner living in the south, and a fan of excellence in sports or life.  He aspires to be a college basketball coach, an educational leader, a published author, and a competitive swimmer. He recently started a non-profit organization called Coop Basketball AAU for kids who can not afford to play on the high profile travel teams.
     Most of all, once his powerful play called life is over, he just wants to contribute a verse.

Friday, July 11, 2014

It's Magic

          As a kid, or as most kids that I know, I tried to emulate my favorite sports heroes. Being a kid once, I had one of the most locally significant hero that any kid would be lucky to come across. Earvin 'Magic' Johnson was a Michigan State Spartan, and to watch his exciting approach to the game, and his showmanship made me feel like their was something extraordinary about this man. I tried to emulate the no look pass, and the flashy assist. I became less uncomfortable being one of the tallest players on the team and taking over a point guard role.
          However, I never met him, and he seemed not only larger than life but rather iconic due to my inability to hear and see news about him being that it was pre-ESPN wackiness with repetitive highlights and reports on what a player had for breakfast.
          My father was a traveling businessman, and was on a flight from Detroit to Los Angeles in the 1979-'80 time frame. It was near the time when Magic was drafted by the Lakers. Magic was on the flight and my dad began to talk to him about our family, and what me and my brother were doing. My brother and I were given the slip of paper with Magic's autograph, but it was the memory of what happened ten years later that will stick with me. Around 1990, near the end of Magic's career, or 10 years after my father's first encounter with Magic they were on another flight together. My father briefly told Magic that they were on a flight together 10 years ago, and without being prompted, Magic Johnson asked, "How are your two boys?" as acknowledgement that he remembered.
          That story always brings joy to my heart, and when I see Magic flash that infectious smile it always brings a smile from me in return. Remember, as a coach or a player, treating everybody as they are important or sometimes even just humane will be something that will become habit, and can make an impact on someone you don't realize you've made an impact. Picking and choosing who you make a choice to make feel important can limit the amount of practice and range of influence locally or worldwide. Remember the old time book by Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People, I do not feel, like working on your free throws, that you can be effective without practicing being genuinely concerned or caring for others no matter what worth they may present. It can help in recruiting, and being recruited, but most important how people that come in contact really see you as a person.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Jeeta!!


Meet Sports Philosopher:


     Chris Powers, is; a high school science teacher, an 18 year basketball coach, a 17 year active basketball player, a graduate student in educational leadership, a biomedical science degree holder, a midwesterner living in the south, and a fan of excellence in sports or life.  He aspires to be a college basketball coach, an educational leader, a published author, and a competitive swimmer. He recently started a non-profit organization called Coop Basketball AAU for kids who can not afford to play on the high profile travel teams.
     Most of all, once his powerful play called life is over, he just wants to contribute a verse.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Hoop Dreams































Meet Sports Philosopher:


     Chris Powers, is; a high school science teacher, an 18 year basketball coach, a 17 year active basketball player, a graduate student in educational leadership, a biomedical science degree holder, a midwesterner living in the south, and a fan of excellence in sports or life.  He aspires to be a college basketball coach, an educational leader, a published author, and a competitive swimmer. He recently started a non-profit organization called Coop Basketball AAU for kids who can not afford to play on the high profile travel teams.
     Most of all, once his powerful play called life is over, he just wants to contribute a verse.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Arther Ashe

"You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy."

-ARTHUR ASHE




Meet Sports Philosopher:


     Chris Powers, is; a high school science teacher, an 18 year basketball coach, a 17 year active basketball player, a graduate student in educational leadership, a biomedical science degree holder, a midwesterner living in the south, and a fan of excellence in sports or life.  He aspires to be a college basketball coach, an educational leader, a published author, and a competitive swimmer. He recently started a non-profit organization called Coop Basketball AAU for kids who can not afford to play on the high profile travel teams.
     Most of all, once his powerful play called life is over, he just wants to contribute a verse.