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)
This breaks from any coaching criteria. But it doesn't. Even yesterday reading the final pages from our Book Club there was this quote: "...Understanding things well enough to be able to change the future." The problem is I do not understand. I don't understand enough about the situation to help make a change, yet. I … Continue reading A Coach’s Responsibility Towards Racial Equality
Coaching burnout is an interesting topic because there are so many different directions this conversation could go. Coaches burnout from the grind of the career (e.g. relocating, pay scale, politics) Coaches burnout from losing Coaches burnout from time-commitment Coaches burnout from the stress of competition The stigma surrounding mental health in sports is starting to … Continue reading Coaching Burnout
Is the transfer portal indicative of the next generation of coaches? There is a lot of positive characteristics attributed to this younger generation - but let's face it - there is an equal amount of critique. Which had me thinking as a coach responsible for developing and cultivating future leaders that possibly (hopefully) get into … Continue reading Transfer Portal to Coaching