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”

imPACTT coaching – When less means more!

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 constantContinue reading “imPACTT coaching – When less means more!”

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

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 “Creating Team Cultures”