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Inside Players – Keys to Great Post Play

On December 11, 2015, Posted by , In Coaching/Training Tips,Skill Development, With Comments Off on Inside Players – Keys to Great Post Play

18 Keys to Help You Develop Your Post Players Post men must have a positive self-image. They are conspicuous. Make them proud that they are tall. It’s important that the big guy touches the ball. Get him involved even if his primary role is defense, to set screens, or to…

35 “Secrets” of Brilliant Coaches

On November 21, 2015, Posted by , In Coaching/Training Tips,Motivational,Skill Development, With Comments Off on 35 “Secrets” of Brilliant Coaches

The following comes from a 2014 article in the Huffington Post done by Anne Josephson titled, “35 Secrets of Brilliant Coaches.” Later that year, Bob Starkey, who is an Assistant Coach at Texas A&M, passed the article my way. I know you, especially those younger coaches looking for an edge,…

Doing the Little Things Right = More Wins

On April 8, 2015, Posted by , In Coaching/Training Tips,Skill Development, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Doing the Little Things Right = More Wins

What little things can you do to build “Team” during the off-season? Build team through ownership – Senior led workouts, open gyms, meetings, team events, etc. Build commitment – Morning/Weekend workouts – it is the seniors job to get them there and monitor attendance Build Trust – Lift, run, play,…

Individual Player Development – The Mental Game

On March 31, 2015, Posted by , In Coaching/Training Tips,Skill Development, With Comments Off on Individual Player Development – The Mental Game

As coaches, we must be able to properly translate our knowledge and experience into learn-able skills in order to help our players improve. Before any work can be done in regards to the physical side of the game, we must be able to train our players on the mental aspects…