A Letter to My Younger Self

Dear Younger Me, You’re about to embark on a journey filled with its fair share of ups and downs. These obstacles, challenges, and heartbreaks are going to mold you into the man you are today. But let me give you some solid advice: stay true to yourself. In the midst of it all you’ll be…

The Truth about Legacy

What comes to mind when you hear the word legacy? We talk a lot in sports, especially basketball, about legacy. Usually the discussion has something to do with LeBron James… and Michael Jordan, of course. (Another discussion for another day) A few weeks ago, I asked a group of high school athletes the question – what…

Chris Collins Clinic Notes

A set of notes from the 2011 Duke Blue Devils Coaching Clinic. At the time, Collins was the associate head coach for Mike Krzyzewski’s team. This workout was aimed at guard skill development. Individual player strength training: Guards need core strength to help stay in a defensive stance. Don’t want perimeter players to be too bulky. Need…

Champions Today

Championships are built daily, not in one workout. Several years ago, our coaching staff chose the phrase “Champions Today” for our program’s motto. Throughout the year, people would ask what exactly “Champions Today” meant. Some figured we were placing an added emphasis on winning, while others thought it had something to do with the pursuit of a championship.…