One of the final elements during the off-season is the coaching staff retreat. Try not to get caught up in the word retreat, it's not likely as luxurious as the connotation. Whereas some may have the budget to find a remote cabin in the mountains; most will embrace a reserved room at their local sports … Continue reading Coaching Staff Retreat
Small sided games (SSG) are breakdown drills/activities in basketball, where coaches can isolate specific concepts or actions with fewer players involved to increase the number of reps from simulated circumstances.
Shot clocks seem inevitable at the high school level and from our observation there are two significant signs that the viral videos of stall ball may slowly come to an end. Time to give the people what they want!
Let's try not to get ahead of ourselves here. Coaching the next generation of hoopers doesn't imply dismissing all precedent for what has contributed to the talent level we witness today. Versatile defenders capable of switching multiple matchups3-level scoring: finishing, efficiency between perimeter to paint, and extended rangeIngenuitive footwork (pressuring the refs to study the … Continue reading Developing The Next Generation of Basketball Players
There are a variety of directions to take the notion of "Becoming The Best Assistant." At the end of this post are notes on the very same topic from Larry Shyatt while speaking at a coaching clinic a few years that is worth the read. Written below is the #1 attribute from an assistant during … Continue reading Becoming The Best Assistant
Any thriving organization is often driven by its employees; however, it is the decision-making from executive leadership that can derail any potential for sustainable competitiveness. There are too many instances to count where a superior product or an enviable team of talent fail to meet expectations because of a lack of direction, discipline, or collective … Continue reading Building A Winning Staff
It is mid-January, you just lost to the cross-town rival by a last-minute bucket. To make matters worse you play the number one team in your conference tomorrow night. As you drive home you remember your principal is coming to observe your classroom tomorrow for your last observation of the year. Then to top it … Continue reading Coaching Burnout
First and foremost, life as a graduate assistant is not easy, I know this might not sound tempting right away but trust me it's worth it. Late nights working on the film for your next opponent, coding the morning’s practice in order to get stats for the coach, and then working on homework for the … Continue reading Life As A Graduate Assistant
Similar to style of play, or anything coaching; every program has their own approach to handling exit meetings. Following the last game of the season with time built in between to decompress, the staff will begin scheduling exit meetings in the Spring. For underclassmen, it is an opportunity to identify a progression plan between the … Continue reading How We Handle Exit Meetings
First off, I'm not proud of the title of this topic given that it somehow insinuates coaches stop competing after hanging up their jerseys. There is, however, a different mentality preparing to compete as a coach versus a player, and unfortunately, in my experience harder to forget afterward. It has been ten years removed since … Continue reading Going From Competing To Coaching