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4 Must Haves for Coaches

4 Must Haves for Coaches

I originally posted this article on the SportsFitness Network site a few months ago. Many articles have been written about the importance of coaches reaching out and communicating with the parents. A pre-season meeting is now the norm as well as the use of social media and other technologies to keep parents posted of any [...]

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Top 4 Skills Needed for Lacrosse?

Top 4 Skills Needed for Lacrosse?

  In a recent post, I wrote about the importance of the 80/20 Rule. In a nutshell, the 80/20 Rule states that coaches should spend 80% of their time on the top 3-5 skills for their sport. In other words, focus on the most important skills and become GREAT at those skills. Do we really [...]

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Applying the 10/90 Rule to Coaching

Applying the 10/90 Rule to Coaching

  Many motivational speakers have made a few dollars promoting the concept of the 10/90 Rule. They want to empower their listeners to take control of their lives and not to feel that they are helpless with their future. They cite the 10/90 Rule which states basically that 10% of life are the events that [...]

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90 for 90. 90 Programs in 90 Days

90 for 90. 90 Programs in 90 Days

     Kudda’s mission is to help coaches become GREAT coaches. We feel that the impact a GREAT coach has on the players is exponential. A coach will impact 15 players a season or possibly 40 players a year. Over the coach’s lifetime over 500 players may be positively impacted. We want to help coaches [...]

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Follow-up to McCormick Article on Skill Development

Follow-up to McCormick Article on Skill Development

     In yesterday’s post Brian McCormick asks why are kids not learning basic skills in basketball. He points out that teams will run lots of plays and defenses but that the players don’t see HOW to play. He comments that kids also have zero athletic skills and can’t do basics like pushups and skipping.     Brian [...]

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Where is the development in youth basketball?

Where is the development in youth basketball?

This article was re-printed with permission from Brian McCormick, PhD. on Learn to Coach Basketball. Brian is also the author of  The 21st Century Basketball Practice   Where is the development in youth basketball? In the last two weeks, I have officiated 10 middle-school and freshmen basketball games, boys and girls. The complete lack of [...]

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New Years Resolutions for Coaches

New Years Resolutions for Coaches

This is a reprint from an article I wrote last year for Sports Fitness Network   Many of us have created a few New Year’s Resolution to improve ourselves personally. Usually these include something about losing weight or exercising more and will last for a few weeks (for me they lasted a few hours). However, [...]

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Improve Your Shooting in Lacrosse by Following This Simple Concept

Improve Your Shooting in Lacrosse by Following This Simple Concept

Game Shots at Game Spots at Game Speed A few months ago I posted an article about practicing Game Shots at Game Spots at Game Speed…link to article. I came across a video I made this summer of a lacrosse practice where the players are taking Game Shots and Game Spots at Game Speed. This [...]

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