Number 6: Recognising Perceptions to Boost Your Coaching

The issue with the clip mentioned in the previous post, as it relates to Ja Morant shooting, is that some coaches will see that clip and assume that is a really important way to develop shooters. Have them stay after a game and get shots up or run drills like that in practice to helpContinue reading “Number 6: Recognising Perceptions to Boost Your Coaching”

Number 5: Understanding Context to Teach Skill Transference

At the time of writing this post, I received a text from a friend showing a video of Ja Morant getting some shots up following the game against the Charlotte Hornets. The question that inevitably came up was, “Is Ja Morant getting better?” There is so much to unpack from such a simple question followed with aContinue reading “Number 5: Understanding Context to Teach Skill Transference”

Number 4: Using Regressions to Enhance Development

Inevitably, there are times in practice that an athlete will struggle to grasp a concept or the mechanics of a technical skill. Our job as coaches is to facilitate that athletes development, hence we need to adapt the environment. Coach MacKay’s progressions of drills provides a nice way of being able to do this. WhilstContinue reading “Number 4: Using Regressions to Enhance Development”

Number 3: Practice Methodology to Create Transfer

Somehow against all odds, in the year 2021, there is still an unhealthy amount of reliance on blocked and constant practice within the practice environment. Research has continuously provided evidence that randomised, variable practice is more beneficial for the learning process than constant or blocked practice. Learning may have various definitions depending on who youContinue reading “Number 3: Practice Methodology to Create Transfer”

Number 2: Adding Context to Snapshots to Increase Understanding

On Snapshots It is worth remembering that we are only glancing through the window when it comes to what we see online. We are exposed to a brief snapshot of what is often a single moment in practice. A drill or a thirty second clip does not contain the full context of the situation, soContinue reading “Number 2: Adding Context to Snapshots to Increase Understanding”

Successful Youth Practices: 10 Key Lessons that will boost your Coaching

Over the last number of weeks, as part of a coach development series within our organisation, I have had an opportunity to connect with coaches from around the world. The topic of choice was Skill Development and Youth Basketball. There were so many interesting ideas and topics that emerged, so I thought I would put someContinue reading “Successful Youth Practices: 10 Key Lessons that will boost your Coaching”