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Do you Practice SKILLS or Game SITUATIONS?

Do you Practice SKILLS or Game SITUATIONS?

Do you practice skills or game situations?      As I continue to look at the practice plans of coaches, I notice that most coaches focus on practicing Game Situations. Their practices are the ones that jump from one situation to another situation. For basketball, they may go from a transition drill to a defensive rebounding [...]

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Learning to Anticipate Where to Pass Before Receiving the Ball.

Learning to Anticipate Where to Pass Before Receiving the Ball.

Being able to anticipate where you want to pass a ball before the ball is in your possession is one of those factors that separates  average players with elite players. I was reminded this morning of this after I received my weekly newsletter from CoachRB. Great shooters prepare two passes ahead. Average shooters just one pass ahead. [...]

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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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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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Teaching Team Defense: The Ultimate Use of Whole-Parts-Whole

Teaching Team Defense: The Ultimate Use of Whole-Parts-Whole

Teaching team defense is the ultimate use of applying the Whole-Parts-Whole approach to coaching. Coaches should start by showing the players the overall concept of team defense. Perhaps a video or a quick walk through and show how this defense reflects everything they believe in. You show/demo what you want them to be great at [...]

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Coaching Quandary

Coaching Quandary

Should coaches focus on coaching to win or coaching to improve skill development? For example, should the 9-10 rec coach have his players stay in a zone defense, (maybe a box and 1 for basketball or Isolation in lacrosse) which might help them win games, or should they play man to man in order to [...]

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Become Better at Using Your Timeouts

Become Better at Using Your Timeouts

Kudda came across a great article to help coaches be more efficient in their use of timeouts. In an article by Coach Dave Stricklin in a recent edition of Hoopskills, the 8 reasons WHY you call timeout and 8 ways to improve their efficiency and purpose was discussed. Although this was geared towards basketball, coaches [...]

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8 Days to Planning Your Season: Days 5-8

Day 5-8 Create those Practice Plans This is the “parts”. Take the 3 segments of the season and start to develop daily plans that teach those skills needed for each segment. Keep looking at previous plans as you develop current plans to ensure logical progressions, reinforcing and adding new skills. A few suggestions when creating [...]

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