Tag Archives: Steve Nash

Problems with Free Throw Practice

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Mistakes in Motor Learning: The fallacy of the expert shooting coach

On another site, I saw a prominent shooting coach admonishing other coaches for failing to teach the perfect shooting technique. The expert justified his opinion by giving one example of a player who he trained who the expert wrote had … Continue reading

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Athleticism, Movement, and Skill

On this blog, I have written about athleticism in relation to Steve Nash, Roger Federer, and Jimmer Fredette, and argued that the media and others misunderstand the terms athletic and athleticism and use athletic as a synonym with power. Steve … Continue reading

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Is Vision in Sports really Hearing?

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

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Training basketball players, coaching, and statistical generalizations

Science is a bad word to basketball trainers and coaches. Coaches and trainers tend to believe experience or other coaches and trainers. However, we are in a statistical revolution in basketball, and numbers are gaining a prominent place in coaching. 

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Why everyone should shoot like Steve Nash

Originally published in Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletter 4.35. Similar articles available in Brian McCormick’s Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletters, Volume 4. I believe Steve Nash is the best shooter to play in the NBA, at least since the NBA incorporated the … Continue reading

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Pattern Recognition: Differentiating expert and non-expert point guards

In the season’s last Monday Night Football game, New Orleans‘ Drew Brees flipped the ball behind him to Pierre Thomas as he was tackled. Jon Gruden and Ron Jaworski exclaimed that Brees has eyes in the back of his head. … Continue reading

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Computers, Jeopardy and Sports Decision-Making

Harvard Sports Analysis Collective reviewed the IBM vs Ken Jennings Jeopardy episode: The ironic aspect of human thresholds is that thinking usually screws us up, especially in sports: we spend plenty of time criticizing coaching decisions on the blog, but … Continue reading

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Eyes in the Back of your Head – Pattern Recognition

In the season’s last Monday Night Football game, New Orleans‘ Drew Brees flipped the ball behind him to Pierre Thomas as he was tackled. Jon Gruden and Ron Jaworski exclaimed that Brees has eyes in the back of his head. … Continue reading

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Kobe Bryant: Do you want to be the best?

Do you want to be the best? It is an easy question, but much harder to answer. Sure, everyone says that he wants to be the best. But, do you really? Kobe Bryant clearly wants to be the best. There … Continue reading

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