January 2019
Happy New Year from BCAM!
Please enjoy the first edition of the 2019 BCAM Newsletter.  It is BCAM’s mission to serve you by providing valuable information, important dates, related stories and much more, to support your growth and success as a coach and mentor.  Our team at BCAM wishes you and your team good health and continuous improvement, on and off the court.  
As you move through the season, always take time to reflect on why you coach: the love of the game, the ability to compete, the teachable moments, the ability to serve, and most importantly the relationships you build with your players.  
Best Regards,
Dan Young 
Executive Director
In this edition: 
  • BCAM Coach Spotlight
  • 9 Ways To Help Your Team Win On The Road
  • MHSAA Updates
  • Basketball Officials & Coaches Communication Committee
  • Coaches vs Cancer information 
  • What Is Your Program's "Identity"? by Ken George
  • Ankle Mobility for Performance & Durability by Jon Sanderson
  • True Leadership Narrowed Down To 1 Trait
  • "Rotate Rebounding" by Andy Bronkema, Ferris St
9 Ways To Help Your Team Win On The Road!
Report Your Scores 
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Basketball Apparel Guide 
What Your Players Can & Cannot Wear
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Seeding Update
At the December basketball committee meeting, a proposal was made to seed the district tournament. This proposal will go to the Representative Council for vote in May, 2019.
Basketball Officials & Coaches Communication Committee
Good Communication Between Basketball Officials and Coaches Is Key: Four rules for helping the game flow and increase enjoyment.
 By Randy Hutton
Is your 2018-19 CvC game plan set?
Identify your simple engagement opportunity today
Through fundraising and education, the CvC program has supported the ACS in helping to save lives. In fact, we’ve seen a 25% reduction in cancer death rates since 1991. But the fight isn’t over, and we need you on our team.
Did you know?
  • $130 can provide wigs for two patients in treatment. Last year, nearly 700 wigs were provided in Michigan!
  • Our 24/7 helpline handled more than 22,000 calls and live chats from Michigan residents seeking support, information, and resources, in 2017. They receive 320-250 average calls per day, Nationwide. $25 can help one person get free information, support, and access to resources, through our 24/7 helpline.
  • $50 could help provide patients and caregivers with a night of free lodging when they have to travel for cancer treatment.
  • In 2017, we provided 7,250 nights of free lodging at our Hope Lodge communities to Michigan residents, and more than 720 nights of free or reduced cost lodging through our Hotel Partners Program.
  • The ACS is currently funding 22 grants at six institutions and universities in Michigan totaling nearly $15 million.
Choose a date in January or February to host a Coaches vs Cancer game
Sign Up your school on the Coaches vs Cancer Michigan website http://coaches.acsevents.org/Michigan 
Build a fundraising and awareness plan using the attached toolkit.
Questions or needs? Contact Jennifer Beamer at Jennifer.Beamer@Cancer.org and she will connect you with a local ACS staff who can be a support and resource for you as you move forward.
The 10 Commandments
Coaching Basketball
 Have a consistent plan and sell that vision.
If you asked 5 of your players to write down the top three things your program stands for, would they repeat most of the same principles?
Ankle Mobility for Performance and Durability
By Jon Sanderson
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Michigan Basketball
True Leadership Narrowed Down To 1 Trait
Rotate Rebounding 
What is Your Team Known for? You Can't Be Great at all Things.
 By: Andy Bronkema 
Ferris State University
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