Predicting Success through Testing

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 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

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 What’s the Importance of a Warm-Up?

Strength Training and Kids

There exists a concept which states that strengthΒ training in kids is wrong and harmful. There exists a concept which states that strength training for kids will stunt their growth. A lot of people firmly believe this, and prevent their kids from engaging in strength training activities. So, is there any truth to this? Or are … Continue reading Strength Training and Kids

Working on your craft!!

Last week, a good friend of mine, Ciaran Toner wrote a post about being in the "Right Place at the Right Time". If you haven't seen it,Β go and read it now. I want to echo on the points he made before jumping to my topic. There are certain people, who wish for success, but spend … Continue reading Working on your craft!!