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Top 3 Reasons Why Your Practices Suck

Having experienced the thrill of coaching thousands of practices and watching others do the same, here are the top reasons why some practices fail while others are very successful. 1) No one told me about avoiding the 3 L’s Ask any veteran coach and this will be the first piece of advice they give rookies. [...]

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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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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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Great Coaches Make Athletes “Go Mental”

Great Coaches Make Athletes “Go Mental”

This is reprinted with permission from EXACT Sports, one of our corporate partners. Visit them at ExactSports.com Great Coaches Make Athletes ‘Go Mental’ By Barry Tarter, Executive Director, EXACT Sports Grit. Tenacity. Clutch player. Workhorse. Heart of the team. One of the most rewarding feelings a coach can have is to train and guide athletes [...]

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Using Kudda Games to Help Teach Lacrosse

Using Kudda Games to Help Teach Lacrosse

Over the past few years we have heard from countless coaches throughout the country comment on how they use the Kudda Game of the Week to help teach various facets of the game to their players. It is an excellent way to see how the drills and offenses that teams work on in practice are [...]

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