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Point Guard Vision – Vol. 21 – Hard Work vs. Talent

By |August 12th, 2016|Big Ten Network, Character, College Basketball, Flyin' Illini, Fox 1 Sports, NBA, Personal, Point Guard Vision, Speaking, sports leadership, Videos, Youth|

I discuss the difference between hard work and talent and why we may want to consider removing the word talent from our vocabulary.  If you agree or disagree please let me know.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrZRxpBoNEo

Point Guard Vision – Vol. 18 – Are You Realistic About Your Game?

By |May 17th, 2016|Big Ten Network, Character, College Basketball, Flyin' Illini, Fox 1 Sports, NBA, Point Guard Vision, Speaking, sports leadership, Youth|

I discuss whether or not players and parents are realistic about their playing ability.  Universities recruit all over the world now.  If you can play they will find you! Brand new Six (6) week leadership development online course now available to those players serious about developing into leaders on and off the court!  Email me [...]

Point Guard Vision – Vol. 17 – What Is Your Role On The Team?

By |March 28th, 2016|Big Ten Network, Character, College Basketball, Flyin' Illini, NBA, Point Guard Vision, Speaking, sports leadership, Videos, Youth|

Everybody can't be the star!  I ask and discuss what is the role you play on your team.  What do you do better than anyone else that can help your team win?   https://youtu.be/zyq8NPIVrOA

Point Guard Vision – Vol. 15 – March Madness Special

By |March 15th, 2016|Big Ten Network, Character, College Basketball, Flyin' Illini, Fox 1 Sports, NBA, Point Guard Vision, Speaking, sports leadership|

Stephen Bardo gives specific areas to research when filling out your brackets!  Take a look and good luck everyone! https://youtu.be/Q0LnuvwCKW4

Point Guard Vision – Vol. 14 – Communicate on the Floor!

By |February 18th, 2016|Big Ten Network, Character, College Basketball, Flyin' Illini, Fox 1 Sports, NBA, Point Guard Vision, Speaking, sports leadership|

Why is it difficult to get players to communicate on the floor?  Some say it's technology, some think it's just this age group.  I break down why it's so important for players to be active communicators on the floor at all times! https://youtu.be/5FPAyzuUZI4

Point Guard Vision Vol. 10 – Do You Study The Game?

By |January 7th, 2016|Character, College Basketball, Point Guard Vision, Speaking, Youth|

I cover college basketball for a living and I see a lot of players struggle decision-making, time and situation strategy.  If you want to improve quicker, players, study the game!  Make sure you sign up for the newsletter so you can view these as soon as they are posted.  Thanks hoopers!!!   https://youtu.be/uJSCoJuYxD0

Stephen Bardo’s take on the impact of making a good college decision.

By |September 12th, 2014|Character|

Stephen Bardo knows what it is like to make a college choice on the big stage and shares his insight on why Jalen Brunson's announcement was a great example of what it should be like on all sides of the decision.

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Character for Student-Athletes

By |July 18th, 2014|Character|

One of the topics I like discussing with young athletes is character.  I always get interesting looks from those that think they know what I’m talking about.  By the look of some however, I know this topic is often mentioned but not clearly understood. The definition of character is: “the mental and moral qualities distinctive [...]