Social Media Etiquette When Changing Jobs

With coaches constantly changing jobs every season, here is an article penned in the new September 2016 Money magazine issue (by Megan Leonhardt) that addresses some do’s and don’ts when changing employees.

Follow Bert DeSalvo on Twitter @CoachDeSalvo


Re: Losses

Losses should make you rethink everything you do (in practice, games, recruiting, etc.)

But don’t change everything…don’t panic. 

Instead, do some of the things better, have faith, make progress and stay the course.

Follow Bert DeSalvo on Twitter @CoachDeSalvo

Division I – Social Media Tip Sheet

Here is new legislation that NCAA Division I coaches and prospective student-athletes both need to know regarding social media.

An NCAA Proposal (2015-48) was¬†passed by the NCAA’s legislative council this past spring and took effect Aug. 1. The proposal stated:

An athletics department staff member may take actions (e.g., “like,” “favorite,” republish, “tag,” etc.) on social media platforms that indicate approval of content on social media platforms that was generated by users of the platforms other than institutional staff members or representatives of an institution’s athletics interests

Here is a Social Media Tipsheet for your convenience.

Follow Bert DeSalvo on Twitter @CoachDeSalvo

Charlie Spoonhour – Defensive Thoughts/Notes

“What we are trying to do is interrupt what you are doing. We want to destroy your comfort level, to take away what you want to do.”

“If you don’t run back and get your defense set, people will score against you while you are disorganized and that’s when you are going to get beat.”

“I think the reason why you have a problem with transition defense is that your team is mad.”

“We always pressure the ball, no matter who catches it.”

“We deny interior passes. Anything that goes into the defense is an interior pass.”

“We don’t switch unless it is part of the defensive plan for a game. We will do it if the scouting report dictates it.”

“Get everybody to mentally be a part of your defense. If you can do that, you are in business. You can’t have three or four players guarding.”

“Scouting is very important. Knowing where people score and how they score is very important, so you need shot charts. If you don’t, you can get the wrong idea of how you should cover someone.”

“On your half-court defense, if you are going to play man, that’s fine. If you are going to play zone, that’s fine. I think it’s good to have a secondary defense because it can change the tempo of the game. If you let teams get into a rhythm, they will beat you. You need to find a way to change the tempo of the game.”

“The whole this with your defense is this: Your defense is how hard you work. It must be effort.”

Notes from:

Follow Bert DeSalvo on Twitter @CoachDeSalvo