February 26th, 2012 | Uncategorized
This is has been a good week in Ireland. Our Premier League team has just clinched the regular season title with 3 games to go. This is a great accomplishment that has been a total team effort. Back in October during pre-season, we decided that our goal was to win the regular season and playoffs. With one of those goals down, it is important, more than ever, that we continue working hard everyday in practice to achieve our ultimate goal.
School work has been picking up now that we are starting week 5 of the semester. Group meetings, researching for hours (more like AN hour), and tedious work conveying thoughts and conclusions have been my life over the last few weeks and will continue as the workload picks up. I have a few exciting projects that I am involved in this semester. One of those, my group is looking at the NBA’s business model versus the other 3 major sporting leagues in American and how they can improve their revenue. Because I am passionate about business, specifically sports business, this will be a fun and interesting project. I will be sure to get back to you with the results we find.
Besides schoolwork, I have been busy with coaching. I have recently been coaching in a primary school where the teaching points are very basic. The kids are between 7 and 10 years old. Managing these kids can be difficult when trying to teach the bare basics of basketball. Although, a few games of basketball tag usually tires them out enough to pay attention. It is a continuous process of learning different coaching techniques that work best for these kids.
Thanks to the Maguires I was able to visit Donegal which is the northern most part on the island of Ireland. One of the most beautiful places I have seen (pics below)