Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletter
Category Archives: Perceptual-Cognitive Skills
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).
Agility lacks a precise definition (Holmberg, 2009; Jeffreys, 2011; Sheppard & Young, 2006). Agility has been defined as the ability to change directions efficiently or with a minimal loss of control or speed (Barnes, Schilling, Falvo, Weiss, Creasy, & Fry, 2007; Safaric … Continue reading
Since I wrote Developing Basketball Intelligence, a reader has hounded me to read Sources of Power by Gary Klein. Having never heard of it or Klein, I put off the recommendations, figuring it was another pop science book like Outliers. … Continue reading
Since arriving in Ghana, I have worked a camp, run clinics, and assisted with the Ghanian u18 National Team. Last night, after a clinic, one of the players asked my impressions of the state of the game in Ghana.
This week, as you watch Oklahoma City and Kevin Durant in the 2012 NBA Finals and read about prodigious performances in NBA teams’ individual workouts, remember that Kevin Durant tested as the 78th out of 80 athletes tested in 2007. … Continue reading
Young soccer players are taught to communicate verbally with their teammates. For instance, when a player is receiving the ball with his back to goal, teammates will yell “Turn” or “Man on” to assist the player with his first touch … Continue reading
While we grossly misunderstand the talented basketball players, we also misunderstand the idea of skills. Being skilled does not mean dribbling in straight lines or knocking down jump shots in an empty gym. A skill within the context of an … Continue reading