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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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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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Football Pads are NOT Just for Football: Incorporating Toughness Drills into Basketball

Football Pads are NOT Just for Football: Incorporating Toughness Drills into Basketball

Playing through some level of contact is a big part of many sports. How often do we see players getting knocked off the ball because there was contact and that player lost their balance or wasn’t ready to absorb the hit? Helping players develop that toughness and ability to play through contact should be part [...]

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Getting Off to a Great Start

Getting Off to a Great Start

From our video conference the other night with Coach Randy Brown, there were several ideas and concepts I took out of that mtg that coaches need to do in order to get themselves off to a great start to the basketball season. The first involves basic organization and planning. Randy advises that coaches put together [...]

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The Value of Playing 3 on 3 in Basketball

The Value of Playing 3 on 3 in Basketball

In our video conference the other night w/ Coach Randy Brown, the emphasis and importance of playing 3 on 3 during practices was discussed. Before players and coaches play 5 on 5 or even 4 on 4, they should learn how to play 3 on 3. As Randy pointed out, “So much of the game [...]

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