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Awesome training, or is it?

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Drills, Games, and Problem Solving

My topic for the B.C. Basketball Youth Coaching Summit was games to use for skill development with children. The summit was geared for the coaches of 8-14 year-olds. Fortunately, I have a decent number of games and drills that I … Continue reading

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The Greatest Camp Drill. Ever.

Today was my second day leading clinics at a school in Kochi, India. Due to torrential downpours, we started inside (above) in a multi-purpose room with no baskets, and the columns. In the first clinic, with middle schoolers, I set … Continue reading

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The Limitation of a Drill: How to Make a Coach more Effective

I ran a clinic today for some local basketball coaches and introduced simple ball-handling and passing progressions. The idea was to show drills that could be utilized in a practice environment where 40-60 players could be on one court.

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The Coaching Process

To complete an assignment for a class, I visited two other classes taught by award-winning professors. The purpose was to see the things that really good teachers do and learn from them. Both professors were excellent. However, they did not … Continue reading

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The drill is not the skill

I frequently see coaches ask a question like “How do you teach this?” ┬áThe answers always outline a drill. For instance, “How do you teach decision-making on the fast break?” The replies outline various 3v2 fast break drills. How does … Continue reading

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