Tag Archives: contextual interference

Train like a pro

Note: This article originally appeared in Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletters, 6.28. Subscribe to the right. The season must be approaching, as the number of advertisements for skills trainers and clinics increases daily. In most, the trainer or coach advertises pro-style drills or … Continue reading

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Coaching decision-making skills

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Motor-Learning Theory, Basketball Trainers, & Skill Development

Originally published in Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletters, 5.6 Whenever I write about trainers, trainers respond. Trainers tend to be defensive because the industry is not established fully. Many do not understand the reason or need for basketball trainers. As a … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Skilled Basketball Player

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

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True Development Leagues: Small-Sided Games

Here is one of my favorite advertisements: Basketball Training and Development The sessions are for advanced players with a commitment to getting better. Why only develop advanced players? Teams often use the same advertisement, advertising as a “development program,” but … Continue reading

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NBA Pre-Draft Workouts and Contextual Interference

NBA General Managers are easy targets because they have a tough job: they play fortune teller with often physically mature, but mentally and emotionally immature teenagers with millions of dollars at stake. However, they do not make it easy on … Continue reading

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Geno Auriemma, Personal Trainers & Contextual Interference

After UConn humiliated Duke University, UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma took the opportunity to blast personal trainers (incidentally, on the same day, I wrote about Geno Auriemma and Bri Hartley’s personal trainer in an article). Auriemma said:

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