Frank Lollino Jr

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Frank Lollino: Striking the Ball

Frank Lollino Jr. teaches his players to be aggressive defenders without causing any fouls. This is a thin line to walk in basketball because close contact with another player while dribbling involves many different bodily movements that could result in a foul. The Official Rule Book of the NBA states in reference to striking the ball that:

“a. A player shall not kick the ball or strike it with the fist. b. Kicking the ball or striking it with any part of the leg is a violation when it is an intentional act. The ball accidentally striking the foot, the leg or fist is not a violation. c. A player may not use any part of his leg to intentionally move or secure the ball.”

As Frank Lollino Jr. knows, improperly striking the ball can yield penalties that could potentially earn the opposing team a chance at the foul line. The penalties are described as follows,

“PENALTY: (1) If the violation is by the offense, the ball is awarded to the opposing team at the sideline nearest the spot of the violation but no nearer to the baseline than the free throw line extended. (2) If the violation is by the defense while the ball is in play, the offensive team retains possession of the ball at the sideline nearest the spot of the violation but no nearer the baseline than the foul line extended. (3) If the violation occurs during a throw-in, the opposing team retains possession at the spot of the original throw-in with all privileges, if any, remaining.”

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Frank Lollino Jr. NBA Timeouts

As a basketball coach Frank Lollino Jr. appreciates the value of knowing how to properly use timeouts. This involves knowing the parameters in which they can be used, which are described by the NBA Rule Book as:

“a. Each team is entitled to six (6) charged timeouts during regulation play. Each team is limited to no more than three (3) timeouts in the fourth period. If a team has two (2) or three (3) full timeouts remaining when the fourth period reaches the 2:00 mark, one (1) of the timeouts will be changed to a 20-second timeout and it will retain one (1) full timeout. b. In overtime periods, each team shall be allowed two (2) 60-second timeouts. If a team has two (2) full timeouts remaining when the overtime period reaches the 2:00 mark, one (1) of the timeouts will be changed to a 20-second timeout. c. There must be two 100-second timeouts in the first and third periods and three 100- second timeouts in the second and fourth periods. If neither team has taken a timeout prior to 5:59 of the first or third period, it shall be mandatory for the Official Scorer to take it at the first dead ball and charge it to the home team. If no subsequent timeouts are taken prior to 2:59, it shall be mandatory for the Official Scorer to take it and charge it to the team not previously charged. If neither team has taken a timeout prior to 8:59 of the second or fourth period, a mandatory timeout will be called by the Official Scorer and charged to neither team. If there are no subsequent timeouts taken prior to 5:59, it shall be mandatory for the Official Scorer to take it at the first dead ball and charge it to the home team. If no subsequent timeouts are taken prior to 2:59, it shall be mandatory for the Official Scorer to take it and charge it to the team not previously charged. The Official Scorer shall notify a team when it has been charged with a mandatory timeout. Any additional timeouts in a period beyond those which are mandatory shall be 60 seconds. No mandatory timeout may be charged during an official’s suspension-of-play.”

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Frank Lollino Jr. - Traveling and More

Frank Lollino Jr. Has a sound understanding of all the rules in the NBA, however the Official NBA Rule Book still sums it up best. Here are the rules on traveling, held balls, screens and more:

“Section VI—Held Ball A held ball occurs when two opponents have one or both hands firmly on the ball or anytime a defensive player touches the ball causing the offensive player to return to the floor with the ball in his continuous possession. A held ball should not be called until both players have hands so firmly on the ball that neither can gain sole possession without undue roughness. If a player is lying or sitting on the floor while in possession, he should have an opportunity to throw the ball, but a held ball should be called if there is danger of injury.

Section VII—Pivot a. A pivot takes place when a player, who is holding the ball, steps once or more than once in any direction with the same foot, with the other foot (pivot foot) in contact with the floor. b. If the player wishes to dribble after a pivot, the ball must be out of his hand before the pivot foot is raised off the floor. If the player raises his pivot off the floor, he must pass or attempt a field goal before the foot is returned to the floor. If he fails to follow these guidelines, he has committed a traveling violation.

Section VIII—Traveling Traveling is progressing in any direction while in possession of the ball

Section IX—Screen A screen is the legal action of a player who, without causing undue contact, delays or prevents an opponent from reaching a desired position.”

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Team, Frank Lollino Jr

The concept of team is something that is not unknown to Frank Lollino Jr. He is a basketball coach that lives in the city of Chicago Illinois and has led many athletes on a journey of success for more than a decade. More than anything he values the roles of successful team players who communicate well, execute game plans without hesitation and can learn things very quickly.

Through the power of teamwork, the group can excel on a level that they could not do individually. That is the secret behind his success and that is why he integrates this focus into each and every practice and game. At the end of the day it is important for a player to be selfless, to accept individual responsibility and accountability through the act of playing the game. Each player on the team has a role and position that he is expected to be in.

Varying from this structure can mean that it can be difficult to execute strategy because players that are doing whatever they think is right can often be out of position, focused on the wrong thing, or just playing the game differently than what the coach and team expect. He knows that he is a leader of the team and he hopes that by teaching athletes the value of working together that they can carry these lessons over into their lives in some way perhaps down the road. After all, sports can be great places to learn life lessons and they give you the ability to try, succeed, fail and win within the realms of a game.

Frank Lollino Jr and Italy

There are so many things to love about Italy, from beautiful cars, to beautiful women, to great food, the beautiful countryside. That is why so many people name this as one of the places that they would like to visit someday. For Italian-Americans, it is a special connection to the motherland and a reverence for all of its splendor that is the source of their intrinsic pride.

They celebrate their heritage by a number of ways and keeping the culture alive is one of those ways. Italians that immigrated here have established their own culture and Italian-Americans are a distinctive group with distinctive elements that are respective of Italy while unique in a number of ways. It is clear that in the history of Italian-Americans, they did not have it easy at first. As a people, they truly fought their way through the ranks, toiling in labor, toiling in concentrated communities and paying their dues. It was in the 1920s that great leaders like Fiorello LaGuardia started to turn the fortunes of this group of people around.

They long adult and in many ways continued to deal with negative stereotypes, but great leaders that achieved great things including fighting for causes really made the difference. In the 1940s, many Italian-Americans were drafted and joined the American military, an interesting position that put them as adversaries of the regime of Benito Mussolini and the motherland itself. Time heals all and the cost of war is not lost on this relationship. These are some of the things that makes Frank Lollino Jr so proud about his heritage.

Frank Lollino Jr - Teamwork

One reason team sports are so popular in school is because they require a good deal of hard work and skill. Another reason is the element of the sport that draws people together. Teamwork is something that can benefit a person through their entire life. From childhood to adulthood, teamwork is required to do just about anything in life. Even in a sport such as Tennis or Golf, teamwork is essential between the coach and the player. If a person attempts to succeed completely on their own, they often burn out and are forced to give up. Teammates can be both a boon and a terrible nuisance. They might push a person to get better, they might pull a person down, and they might hold a person accountable. All in all teamwork would probably be less effective if not for a coaching staff to guide them and lead them. Usually, a team also elects a captain, whose job is to make the calls and lead by example. Sometimes the captain is the best player on the team, but not always.

Team sports revolve around the concept of better teamwork being enough to defeat individual talent, and while some teams simply build around specific players, many of the best teams are the best because of the players on their team working together. Even some of the most famous players in history were surrounded by great players and were members of a team. Frank Lollino Jr. is a high school and college basketball coach who has picked up teams no one had ever heard of and turned them into respected champions because of the power of teamwork.


Team sports are a great way for people who need companionship to find a group of people they can feel comfortable in. There are many community programs involving team sports, which target members of gangs and dysfunctional families in an effort to give people what they don’t have at home: a functional family. The sense of family that a sports team can give a person is incredible.

Sweating through weeks or months of conditioning and practice preparing to play the games is intense and is great for bonding. Seeing a teammate get injured and walking him off the field or court is one of the worst experiences in the world. Family is a powerful thing, and the experience that can be had on a sports team can transcend the sport and even the abilities of the players.

This is one of the few places where a person can find a family outside of their own family. The film industry, military, policing, firefighting, and construction work industries are good places for professional families to emerge as well. However, there is always a soft spot for sports in a person who has played them with all their might.

Frank Lollino Jr. is a basketball coach with more than fifteen years of experience and enjoys being able to make his team feel like a family. He believes teamwork is enough to make a team championship caliber, which means his definition of a team is obviously deeper and more powerful than most people’s definitions.

Morton College in Cicero, Illinois Wins Championships under Frank Lollino Jr.

Frank Lollino Jr. won championships at Morton College, a traditional public institution, with academic studies arranged in semesters. As a junior college, Morton offers certification and Associates Degrees in a number of different disciplines, including the Consumer and Human Sciences, Health Professions, the Humanities, and the Liberal Arts and Sciences. Morton is proud of offering a very productive student to teacher ratio of 18 students to each faculty member. Morton also encourages adult education by giving appropriate credit for work and life experience toward certain degrees, known by Frank Lollino Jr.

Morton offers a full-service library, newly opened in 2005 with complete wireless access, group study rooms, a cyber café and a vastly increased number of computers, as well as complete academic counseling services in the Student Success Center, where tutoring and career assistance are also available. Nearly half of Morton students have applied for and been granted scholarship and grant aid to assist in their college expenses. Frank Lollino Jr.’s athletes benefited from the scholarship program which assisted more than a few of the Panthers in pursuing their academic and sports dreams. Morton College was originally established to offer education to the Illinois suburbs of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook and Stickney.

Morton College today is known for a university transfer program of excellence, as well as its mission to provide career education, community development, and continuing education programs for adults. Morton is proud of its past, and honors its rich community and industrial history in the Hawthorne Works Museum and Heritage Hall.
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Frank Lollino Jr. Teaches Physical Education at Lane Technical Preparatory High School

Lane Technical Preparatory High School became a college preparatory institution in the 1930’s. Lane Tech Prep is still housed at the campus which opened in 1934, with 30 acres of landscaped space for students. Lane Tech went coed in 1971, and today women make up over half of the Lane Tech Prep student body. Lane still emphasizes the technological aspects of a college education and now offers study to students from the seventh through the twelfth grades. The overwhelming majority of Lane students earn degrees in a variety of fields, including architecture, engineering, medicine, mathematics, science, journalism, accounting, music, art, and teaching. Frank Lollino Jr. was privileged to teach Physical Education at Lane Tech.

7000 students were enrolled at Lane Prep by 1930, and it was vastly overcrowded, leading to the decision to build a new Lane Tech. Upon opening day of the new campus, 9000 young men initiated the new school by walking from the Cubs Park to the doors. Such a population of students necessitated classes in shifts. Lane students provided four Red Cross ambulances, a B-17 Flying Fortress warplane and 3 million dollars in war bonds through there overwhelming efforts in war drives. The Red Scare in the 60’s and fears about the Space Race led Lane to close its admissions to only those which would make the greatest contributions to American science advances. Over 1500 boys protested at the Board of Education’s decision to admit girls in order to bolster enrollment in 1971. Despite fears to the contrary, the overall academic quality of the school improved after the coed decision was reached. The Lane Technical Preparatory High School of Frank Lollino Jr. still boasts the majority of athletic championships, has a college attendance rate of 85%, and records more Ph.D.’s as former graduates of Lane than any other high school in the United States.

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Ruby and Primo Pit Bulls Are Boon Companions of Frank Lollino Jr.

Frank Lollino Jr.’s companions Ruby and Primo are pit bulls, a controversial dog breed. A nine-year study of fatal dog attacks in the U.S. found pit bulls implicated in 42 of 101 known breed attacks. A 1991 study reported that 93% of attacks on children by pit bulls were unprovoked. Other studies include a 5-year review of fatal dog attacks where 29% of 84 deaths implicated pit bulls, and a 20-year study by the American Veterinary Medical Association of fatal dog attacks on humans found that "fatal attacks on humans appear to be a breed-specific problem (pit bull-type dogs and Rottweilers)," and that "pit bull-type dogs and Rottweilers were involved in more than half" (67%) of all the 238 recorded dog bite-related fatalities (DBRF) in the United States during that period, with pit bulls accounting for 66 deaths. The AVMA later reversed its position on breed as a factor in dog bite fatalities, of interest to pit bull lover Frank Lollino Jr.

A five-year study of dog attack victims at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia indicated that pit bulls were responsible for more than half the bites, when the breed was identified by the victims. “…the overwhelming number of bites involving pit bull terriers in this study and others certainly has some degree of validity when it comes to identifying bite-prone breeds. Pit bull terriers, German shepherds, and Rottweilers were the offending breeds implicated in our study”. Frank Lollino Jr. takes exception to these kinds of conclusions about his beloved pit bulls.

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Discrimination Fought Through Education By UNICO

UNICO National combats negative prejudice and discrimination against Italian Americans through its Anti-Bias committee. The true leadership of UNICO National in combating negative sterotypes has been through higher education, an endeavor supported by Frank Lollino Jr. In 1986 UNICO supported the creation of the first academic Chair of Modern Italian History at the University of Connecticut. Arduous fund raising and consistent determination resulted in the successful $1 million goal in 1992, and Professor John Davis became the first Noether Chair in Modern Italian History.

Seton Hall added its first Italian Studies Chair in 1998 with the help of UNICO National. The New Jersey membership of UNICO enthusiastically created an endowment for an Italian Library Collection. In 1994 a third chair campaign was launched, resulting in the first Graziadio Chair for Italian Studies at California State University in Long Beach.

Accompanying the Graziadio Chair effort was the first Fellowship endowment for Italian-American History, a point of pride for Frank Lollino Jr. In 1998 the Brookhaven, New York Chapter began its campaign for a Chair in Italian Studies at the State University of New York in Stony Brook. Work for the Chair at Montclair State University began in 2001.

Frank Lollino Jr. has felt honored and proud to work with UNICO National in these charitable efforts, both past and future. Through education endowments and scholarships, the original visions of founders Vastola and Rizzuto to raise awareness of Italian Americans and end discrimination are being met. Over 15 scholarships are granted by the Foundation each year for those who wish to study medicine, history and archaeology, science, music, nursing and post graduate academics. Undergraduate study scholarships are also part of the scholarship grants.

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