Reading this book is like having a retail marketing and product pro provide you advice on how to address issues and opportunities associated with launching a new product. You may have questions... More > like: how do I price the product? How do I promote it? How do I hire independent reps? How do I talk to retail buyers?
With a lot of questions associated with launching a new product, it helps to get advice from someone who has had success on the new product front. When he was President of Magnetic Poetry, O’Halloran brought many new products to retail shelves in the gift, book, toy, scrapbook and garden channels.
“In an industry where information is treated as a closely guarded secret, Michael lets the cat out of the bag in this richly informative book. Read it and jumpstart your business guided by his state-of-the-market experience, shrewd insight and high spirits.”
– Richard C. Levy, co-developer of over 200 toys and games including Furby®< Less
A guide for volunteer basketball coaches — especially those coaching girls in 4th-8th
grades — provides an easy to follow approach to coaching and managing your team.... More >
O’Halloran’s “Never Forget They’re Kids”
philosophy places an emphasis on learning, having fun and creating memorable experiences for players.
MICHAEL O’HALLORAN, father of 4 daughters,founder and publisher of Sports Feel Good Stories.com, shares his key learnings from coaching 15 different youth basketball teams. His 5th grade girls team recently won the Minnesota State Championship.< Less
This book will provide youth basketball coaches a roadmap — with thorough directions — on how to conduct a season’s worth of basketball practices.
Be prepared to teach your players... More > not only individual and team basketball skills, but also some important life lessons: the value of hard work, the importance of sportsmanship and the power and magic of teamwork. Perfect for 4th – 8th grade basketball teams, both boys and girls.
• 30, ninety-minute practice plans. Exercises, explanations and teaching points. 30 agendas and talking points for pre-court time meetings.
• A “Driveway Workout” for your players’ off-season efforts.
• “The Special Play” — a simple play that results in a surprising number of open lay-ups in games.
Your players will be prepared for the first game and engaged throughout the season. Make the best use of your time together.< Less
A guide for volunteer basketball coaches — especially those coaching girls in 4th - 8th grades — provides an easy to follow approach to coaching and managing your team. You'll gain... More > confidence in your approach to practices and games; and you'll enjoy watching your players improve.
Coach Michael O'Halloran, father of four daughters, shares his key learnings from coaching 14 different basketball teams. His "Never Forget They're Kids" approach to coaching places an emphasis on learning, having fun and creating memorable experiences for players.
You'll learn tips on how to plan the season, how to orchestrate your first meeting with parents and players, and how to plan for practices. Other topics covered include: defensive and offensive teaching points, rebounding know-how, plays, teaching shooting, a driveway workout for players, your approach on the bench, and how to keep players engaged over the course of the season.