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Youth Basketball Coach and English Teacher

About Me

I use basketball as a vehicle to motivate and help others. I use writing to express ideas and thoughts, often with positive results. My advice for others is to constantly look for ways to get out of your comfort zone. Relish pushing yourself to your limits. Then redefine those limits. Life isn't supposed to be easy. It's meant to be challenging. The fun comes in the form of overcoming adversity and persevering. This is also where genuine growth happens. There's no "quick-fix" to happiness. It starts and ends with you. We are all in the driver's seat. There's no puppet master controlling the actions we take or the decisions we make.

Industries I Write About

Health & Wellness

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Lifestyle

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My Writing Samples

Stories by Mike Oppland

This is a professional portfolio of some of my favorite works over the past four years.

https://moppland.contently.com/

Take Responsibility for Your Life EBook

This is a recently re-published eBook. You can download the first 20% of the book for free.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/823002

Ghost Writing

Much of the writing I do is ghostwriting. For that reason, I don't have many samples to provide.'The URL links to my own personal development blog.

https://seizetheday113497800.wordpress.com/

Experience

Manager

I provide individual and group basketball skills training. The focus of the training is to build on fundamentals, while also preparing players for the game. Training is concentrated on improving players for game-like conditions.

Company: Coach Oppland Skills School

I worked there from 5/2018 until now

Course Leader

Helping kids get more comfortable speaking English through games and activities.

Company: Speaking Out

I worked there from 5/2018 until now

Basketball Coach

I am a youth basketball coach.

Company: Lahti Basketball Club

I worked there from 6/2018 until now

Basketball Coach

I I was responsible for daily practice organization, game planning, scouting, film breakdown, season planning, player recruiting, and evaluation. was head men's basketball coach for the professional team.

Company: Lahti Basketball Club

I worked there from 5/2017 until 3/2018

Basketball Coach

I was head men's basketball coach for the men's team as well as for a youth basketball team. I was responsible for daily practice organization, game planning, scouting, film breakdown, season planning, player recruiting, and evaluation.

Company: Racing Basketball Club

I worked there from 8/2016 until 5/2017

Substitute Teacher

I was a substitute teacher in the Lower School and Upper School PE departments. I also helped run and coordinate after-school programs. I also worked in the Kindergarten as a teacher's assistant.

Company: International School of Luxembourg

I worked there from 11/2014 until 5/2017

Camp Director and Coordinator

I helped coordinate and direct the biggest basketball camp in Austria.

Company: Crossover Nation Austria

I worked there from 7/2015 until now

Professional Basketball Player

I played professional basketball.

Company: Black Star Mersch

I worked there from 8/2013 until 5/2014

Professional Basketball Player

I played professional basketball and coached youth basketball.

Company: Black Star Mersch

I worked there from 8/2015 until 5/2016

Professional Basketball Player

I played professional basketball and coached youth basketball.

Company: Racing Basketball Club

I worked there from 8/2014 until 5/2015

Professional Basketball Player

I played professional basketball and coached youth basketball.

Company: Gmunden Swans

I worked there from 10/2011 until 4/2013

Kindergarten Native Speaker

I worked as a native speaker at a kindergarten in Austria.

Company: Traundorf Kindergarten

I worked there from 11/2011 until 6/2013

Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

I was an assistant basketball coach. I was responsible for recruiting, game planning, scouting, and basketball operations with the team.

Company: Macalester College

I worked there from 7/2009 until 10/2011

Professional Basketball Player

I played professional basketball and coached youth basketball.

Company: Horsholm Basketball Club

I worked there from 9/2006 until 3/2007

Professional Basketball Player

I played professional basketball.

Company: Kaiserslautern Braves

I worked there from 11/2007 until 4/2008

Professional Basketball Player

I played professional basketball.

Company: Ehingen Steeples

I worked there from 11/2008 until 4/2009

Article and Content Writer

I ghostwrite articles for one of the most popular basketball coaching websites.

Company: Basketball for Coaches

I worked there from 5/2018 until now

English Teacher

I teach English to Chinese students via online language learning.

Company: UUabc

I worked there from 8/2018 until now

Engish Teacher

I host foreign students and integrate them into the English language via one-on-one instruction.

Company: Home Language International

I worked there from 8/2018 until now

Youth Basketball Coach

I coach youth basketball.

Company: Heinola YMCA

I worked there from 8/2018 until now

Languages I Write In

Content I Write