Ten pre-season takeaways on installing "No Middle" Defense for the 1st time in my career.
Stepping away leaves a vulnerability of not receiving an invitation back. Here are some lessons learned from my time away and the exciting new path that has lead back to coaching at the collegiate level again!
A team is only as strong as their weakest link. Watching the NBA Playoffs, there has been a trending talking point amongst pundits regarding hunting preferable matchups. The Mavericks are a great example when considering the game within the game on both sides of the floor: How do we hide Luka defensively? "You can always … Continue reading Hunting Matchups
It's the most wonderful time of a year again, and back with fans in the stands! March Madness is a great opportunity for basketball coaches to embrace being a student of the game - observing differing styles of play, potential trends, or concepts that may be worth confiscating. With Selection Sunday complete, here our the … Continue reading First Four: What To Watch From March Madness
After ten seasons on the sidelines, wait, take this back to the playing days, and it will be over twenty years since I have spent a season off the court. My wife and I have made the decision to move back home to be closer with family. A little one on the way can shift … Continue reading Season Off the Sidelines
Being different creates transparency. A translucent program mitigates miscommunication. Underclassmen understand expectations earlier because continuity is often consistent. And as a staff, evaluating prospective recruits as a future fit to the program can be more identifiable.
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From one season to ten years. It becomes tough to slow down the time because our brain operates from moments to months down the road within minutes. At the end of any season, the mind automatically advances to the following year. Multiply that mindset by two with being married to a coach; we're lucky to … Continue reading 10 Lessons From a Decade of Coaching
Here is the hypothetical: Team A is considerably less-skilled. Team B is considerably more-skilled. Every coach goes into any season, and on a micro-level into every game, gauging how their program will fare against the opposition based on their own personnel's ability, aptitude, and capacity to compete. Yet, there seems to be a depreciation of … Continue reading Concept or Continuity
Take a look at the list below of PDF Files from Coaching Clinics. Download any that could be of help! Camp / Clinic Date Coaches Final Four Clinic 2019 John Brannen, Bruce Weber, + Rising Coaches 2019 Wes Miller, Alan Stein, + Mark Few - Nike Clinic 2016 Mark Few Coaches vs Cancer 2013 Mark … Continue reading Coaches Clinic Notes & Playbooks (PDFs)