Author Archives: Brian McCormick

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 … 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

To sign up for the free weekly Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletter, enter your email in the box in the right-hand column. NBA scout, youth coach, and father Clarence Gaines tweeted about the weekly newsletters and the book:

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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 … 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, here, here, and here).

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