Why I Lead
For fifteen years, I was fortunate to serve as a camp coach for Iowa Hawkeye Basketball. I traveled the Midwest giving dribbling clinics and serving as a camp coach to many young players. One of my favorite memories was serving as a referee during the league games. I would often use my “magic whistle” to try and control the outcome of the basketball games. My goal was always the same; work the whistle in order to have the game end in a tie. My reason was simple. You see, camp rules stated that if the game ended in a tie, then the game would be decided by pressure free throws. This meant that some young boy would have the opportunity to have a camp moment they would never forget…tie game, no time left on the clock, pressure free throw for the win. One free throw away from their shining moment; a moment they would remember for their rest of their life, win or lose.