In order for player development (regardless of sport) to be effective, you have to do two things: Believe in your players at “eye level.” Be honest with them regarding their development needs. Meet them where they are talent-wise. I’ve seen many coaches (usually young coaches) exude negative energy because of their frustration with a player’s […]
Igor Kokoskov, Utah Jazz Assistant, has some great clinic notes on pickandpop.net. He details some great ball screen / spacing sets. Igor is also the Head Coach for the Slovenian National Team. Click the link below. Igor Kokoskov
There is process to everything we do, especially in how we think. I have read several times about making time to think, especially in the mornings. Now, I do a pretty good job of reading my Bible and starting my day of with spiritual development, but I’ve never purposely dedicated time to solely thinking. John […]
Parents are the Problem and the Solution Open the link above to view the role of the parent in your program. This may especially be of value to high school coaches.
re·spon·si·bil·i·ty Do you have the ability to respond….
Keep Short Accounts With Your Players Grudge NOUN a persistent feeling of ill will or resentment resulting from a past insult or injury. VERB be resentfully unwilling to give, grant, or allow (something). How many of us have held grudges against our players for on-court or off-court issues longer than we should have? Maybe, even […]
5 H’s to get to know your players. History: know their family, where they live, etc. (not just where they played basketball last year). Hopes: seek to understand their dreams and aspirations. Understanding their bigger picture will allow you insight into their motivations. Heartaches: where do those emotional scars come from and how have they […]
I can remember the several times that I searched online for what other basketball staffs were using for their in-game bench sheets. I found nothing. Then, while searching through some old clinic notes, I found two. One from Don Meyer and one from Billy Donovan. While coaching at Valdosta State, I extracted what I liked […]
The more you achieve, the more failures you will have along the way. As a coach, we often view our failures in terms of losing games. Ensure that your failures as a coach and your team’s failures are constructive rather than destructive failures. Sometime constructive failures are necessary. Today in church (Grace Christian, Andrew Brown) […]
Leadership begins with telling the truth. Players: Responsibility for one’s actions must happen at the time you perform your actions, not at the time you get caught. Coaches: Leadership comes from telling your players what they need to hear, rather than what they want to hear.