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 imPACTT coaching – When less means more!
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 Making an imPACTT!
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 My Players Suck! Pt. 1 – Coach Won’t Play Me
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 My Coach Sucks!!
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 eventually … Continue reading Predicting Success through Testing
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
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