Since taking a gap year, my Return To Coaching has led to the transition from head basketball coach to being back on the bench as an assistant coach. Nearing the halfway point of the season, I thought it'd be worth sharing a couple positives and challenges that can come with making the move a couple … Continue reading Transitioning From Head Coach To Assistant Coach
Wins & Losses From Small Sided Games
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.
Is Implementing A Shot Clock At The High School Level Inevitable?
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!
Becoming The Best Assistant
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
How We Handle Exit Meetings
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
Going From Competing To Coaching
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
My First Year As A Head Coach
I got the most unlikely call from my AD in April 2020 while going through quarantine just like everyone else in the world. The school where I had played HS ball at and been an assistant coach at for the past 2 seasons had just offered me the Head Men’s Coaching position at the age … Continue reading My First Year As A Head Coach
The Final Four is one of the best weekends of the year. Unfortunately, there will be no Final Four this year. This, like a lot of other things currently going on, is unprecedented. Ever since I can remember I have been captivated by the Final Four. As a kid I wanted to play in the … Continue reading Final Four
This will be the second consecutive year where we will not be competing during the postseason. It is not where we want to be, however, it provides polarizing experiences from a coaching standpoint to learn from comparing the first two seasons as a head coach competing on a higher level. The best teams have one … Continue reading Post-Season Preparation
When you find yourself in the middle of a winning streak, one of the best things that you can do is keep doing what you have been doing. One of the mistakes that can be made when on a winning streak is to change what has been working, to something that you have not been … Continue reading Winning Streak