My Players Suck! Pt. 2 – Why Am I Out?

2. “Every-time I sub my players’ off; they demand an explanation. I can’t provide that during the game” Nobody expects to play forty minutes every game. Most players would like to, but they don’t expect it. As such, player expectations are based on their self-perceptions in comparison to their teammates,  how many minutes they usuallyContinue reading “My Players Suck! Pt. 2 – Why Am I Out?”

My Players Suck! Pt. 1 – Coach Won’t Play Me

My last post, My Coach Sucks,  talked about some of the issues that affect players’ game time and a couple of tips on how players can deal with these issues. Most of these issues can be solved by the player approaching the coach and initiating communication to understand the vision of the team, the directionContinue reading “My Players Suck! Pt. 1 – Coach Won’t Play Me”

My Coach Sucks!!

Coaches differ from one another in various ways. Their coaching styles, their behaviours, their philosophies, systems and even their personalities. Combining these styles with that of their athletes results in some great working relationships and at other times, confusion from the athletes’ part as they struggle to understand their coach and fit in with theContinue reading “My Coach Sucks!!”

Predicting Success through Testing

Tim Grover is so on the money in the below article in more ways than one… http://attackathletics.com/why-draft-combines-are-a-poor-predictor-of-success/ Let’s start with athletics and he is right. Can you imagine if Damian Lillard, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant were judged by their ability to bench press and that was a determinant of how successful they would eventuallyContinue reading “Predicting Success through Testing”

Coach Weldon – Coaching Notes

Coach James Weldon spoke at the National Coaching Conference 2016 about the importance of individual workouts for players and gave an insight into some of the drills that he uses to help players improve. Coach Weldon – Individual Workouts

Coach Trunic – Coaching Notes

Some notes from Coach Nenad Trunic from Serbia presenting at the National Coaching Conference 2016 in the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght in Dublin.   Coach Trunic Post Player Development Coach Trunic Zone Principles

Gender Equality and the Wage Gap

The “golden boy” of tennis, Novak Djokovic made some comments on Monday about the wage and gender gap in tennis that seem to have opened up a can of worms about the sport, gender differences and the wage gap. A controversial topic that very few people actually want to engage in because of the fact thatContinue reading “Gender Equality and the Wage Gap”