Creativity and constraints in skill performance

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Your Loss

“Tell a person your dreams and they defer it; tell a person  you’re green and they prefer it.” – Locksmith

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The Fittest Athlete

Sports Illustrated decided to list its top 50 fittest athletes similar to ESPN’s attempt to determine the degree of difficulty for different sports. I did not make it to the end. After 4-5 athletes, the rankings were so off-based as to make the entire list irrelevant (for my take on skill and athleticism, click here). Continue reading

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Models of Player Development (Soccer)

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Grindin

“If it makes your heart feel good, start doing it more.”
– Jeff Turner

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Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletter

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NBA scout, youth coach, and father Clarence Gaines tweeted about the weekly newsletters and the book: Continue reading

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Triple Threat Fundamentals

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How to get a coaching job in Europe, Part 2

Last summer, I wrote about the random and lucky manner in which I was hired to coach in Europe this past season. My goal when I was hired was to gain promotion for my club, which would enable me to coach with the same club in the top division, or to use the job to make it easier to find the next job. When I discussed the job with a prominent European coach, he said to take anything to get over to Europe, as the next job would be easier to find from there.  Continue reading

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The Way to Teach the Game

When we structure practices or training sessions, these are the skills that should be taught and emphasized.

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Triple threat and ball movement

Since the NBA Western Conference Semifinals, I have written several articles about the needlessness of the triple threat position based on the San Antonio Spurs ball movement (here, herehere, and here). Continue reading

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