Is coaching less more effective in the long run? We've all seen coaches who have a presence on the court. A certain aura as they move around demanding, controlling, roaring instructions, giving feedback, constantly correcting skills and directing players from drill to drill. On the outset, it looks amazing. The coach seems to be in constant... Continue Reading →
Making an imPACTT!
WHY DO I COACH BASKETBALL? I coach basketball for a living and have dedicated the last number of years of my life to the sport and all that it brings. Late nights, early mornings, long weekends, emotional players, demanding administrations, over involved parents and uneven working hours. Oh, and did I mention low wages? Of course, I’m... Continue Reading →
When it comes to sporting success, confidence has been shown to account for the differences between successful and unsuccessful performances. Sports psychologists and elite athletes have consistently stated that confidence is a crucial currency in their performances and success. But, what is confidence? Are there different types of confidence? How do we develop confidence? What impacts... Continue Reading →
Pt. 3 – Let me Play!
3. Let Me Play Coach There are times that players perform really well in a game and are executing the coach’s plan perfectly. They share the ball, communicate on defense and shoot the ball well. Then, before they know it, they find themselves back on the bench and they don't know why? "Coach, I was doing well. Just... Continue Reading →
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 usually... Continue Reading →
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 direction... Continue Reading →