Looking for insights into big ideas facing coaches, athletes, and teams? Take a break and read Coach Russell Raypon’s TimeOut at Adrenaline Solutions. The Fresno, California-based basketball coach and school psychologist hopes to share his wealth of knowledge, experience, and coaching insights.
Russell Raypon has coached youth, semi-professional, and high school basketball and has worked in education as a school psychologist for almost 20 years. He has had the privilege of coaching players who have gone on to become NBA Champions and Lottery Picks, collegiate athletes, as well as rocket scientists, epidemiologists, health professionals, and fellow coaches.
During this stage of his life and career, Coach Russell wants to bring his accumulated wisdom and experiences to more athletes and coaches. He sees the value of mentorship but laments that the pandemic has impacted and broken the causal relationship between senior coaches and those new to the profession, as well as uplifting the connection between coach and athlete. However, Coach Russell discovered the possibility of technology to bridge that gap. Young people turn increasingly to trusted influencers for advice, even mentorship, about career and life. As a consultant for Adrenaline Solutions, he hopes to use his position and the platform that the agency can provide to do just that, beginning with TimeOut.
Coach Russell’s TimeOut is a series of articles and reflections that shares his thoughts, lessons, and experiences. It’s meant for coaches, athletes, parents, and sports enthusiasts, who want unique insights into coaching and sport’s unique position in building communities, especially his beloved sport of basketball. He encourages feedback, questions, comments, and suggestions from readers to inspire his next article or project.