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 the... Continue Reading →

Creating Team Cultures

With the basketball season just around the corner, coaches need to start planning and making several decisions. Although most of these decisions will be in relation to the team, its playing style and their goals for the coming year, one of the most important decisions will be the conscious decision to foster a team culture.... Continue Reading →

What’s the Importance of a Warm-Up?

Last week, I wrote a blog about killing "Sacred Zombie Cows" or in other words, challenging conventional wisdom as it relates to sports. This blog will address the warm-up and the role it plays in activities. For the most part, I speak in basketball jargon, but the ideas in the blog can be easily transferred... Continue Reading →

Challenging Conventional Thinking

I came across the above photo on Facebook a couple of days ago and it got me thinking about the way we do certain things. As a basketball and a strength & conditioning coach, I witness this almost on a daily basis. Whether I'm at the gym or on a basketball court, I observe people doing things in... Continue Reading →

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