One Saturday morning recently, I found myself finally able to understand that some team members are just not wired to wake up at the same time as their peers. I was home at our kitchen counter, and watched my kids come downstairs in their usual manner. …My son likes to wake up early and goes straight for the cereal. …My youngest … [Read more...]
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Here's an excerpt from There's Only One Way To Win, a book Dick DeVenzio wrote about his dad, the legendary Coach Chuck DeVenzio, better known as "Coach DV." Dick played for his dad in high school, where their undefeated 1967 Ambridge team has been called the best in Pennsylvania history. Basketball coaches are typically fond of talking about … [Read more...]
How do you survive and thrive as a basketball coach? The following tips may seem like common sense suggestions but, as we all know, we often need the reminders! These 6 tips are offered as advice to help you not only survive in coaching but to prosper as well. Faith and Family First. As a basketball coach, you know how time intensive it is. … [Read more...]
Planning basketball practice is one of the most important details in the job of a basketball coach. Planning a good basketball practice is even more important. Regardless of the level you coach, basketball practices should be planned out in advance. It amazes me that there are still coaches who do not have a written plan prior to leading a team … [Read more...]
1. Familiarize yourself with the player you are coaching. Learn to listen more than you talk. A player wants to feel comfortable with you and have confidence in you before they work with you. At times you will coach a player that will feel that you think he cannot shoot. Always start with what the player is doing well. 2. Coach each player … [Read more...]
One of the great old basketball coaching books in my collection is Pressure Basketball by Dr. Jack Ramsay. The book, published in 1963 while Coach Ramsay was at St. Joseph's, is a top-notch coaching guide that shows how to coach and teach an aggressive style of play. There is a ton of step-by-step coverage of offense and defense but one of the … [Read more...]
A momentary lapse of concentration cost Holland’s speed skating king, Sven Kramer, a gold medal in the 10,000m at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. But it wasn’t his concentration that failed him. His coach, Gerard Kemkers—momentarily distracted while recording split times—looked up and incorrectly instructed Kramer to cross into the inside lane. Kramer … [Read more...]
Learn from expert coaches at the Hoops U. Insider Basketball Coaches Chalktalk! The Basketball Coaches Chalktalk is a continuing series over at Hoops U. Insider. The Basketball Coaches 'Chalktalk' series will feature articles, plays, drills, coaching strategies, developmental concepts, motivational ideas and more from knowledgeable and … [Read more...]
I’m a perfectionist in the kitchen. I want to know exactly how much of each ingredient to add so the finished product tastes just like my mom’s! Similarly, coaches want to know the recipe to create a winning team. How much practice, weight training and conditioning will it take? What about perseverance, inspirational quotes or team bonding … [Read more...]
Unguarded, the ESPN documentary about former NBA player Chris Herren and his struggle with addiction, received tons of positive reviews this week. A powerful story of redemption and hope that with help, we can overcome the addictions that seek to destroy us. I'd imagine that a number of Chris' coaches along his tumultuous journey didn't know … [Read more...]
Article by: Pat Anderson http://www.Online-Basketball-Drills.com Game Day Coaching While most basketball coaching will occur during practices, bench coaching, or coaching during game play, is also very important. Coaching from the bench provides both direction and morale during intense games, when the team needs it most. Successful bench … [Read more...]
Article by: Pat Anderson http://www.Online-Basketball-Drills.com A strong foundation in the basics is essential for young basketball players. The following beginner basketball drills teach both movement and vocabulary, so athletes can better respond to coaches' plays during games. Instant Response In the Instant Response drill, players … [Read more...]