Author Archives: Brian McCormick

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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“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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The San Antonio Spurs, Ball Movement, and Triple Threat

Our expectations and desires are incongruent with the way in which we teach the game of basketball. Judging by television, twitter, and conversations with coaches, we want everyone to play like this:

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