LEADERSHIP AND COACHING
Coach Doug Novak is one of my favorite coaches in the game today, and I consider myself very blessed to have had the chance to talk basketball and learn from him. Doug is the head men’s basketball coach at Bethel University and has coaching experience at all levels. In this interview, Doug and I discuss: […]
Coach Neighbors is one of my favorite coaches to learn from. This article does a great job showcasing how Coach Neighbors moved from goals and traditional coaching logic, and as a result ended up in the final 4. “’As we sat in Iowa City and I heard my team saying ‘this is so great. We […]
This past season, I dedicated a small block of time each morning to flesh out my coaching philosophy and to put down my thoughts and beliefs on paper. The very first exercise that I completed was to create my own personal pyramid of success. In this post, you can see my personal pyramid of success, as […]
Scouting Essentials Thoroughly preparing for opponents is a great way to gain a competitive advantage. Good teams prepare for their opponents with a laser sharp focus and are prepared to execute the game plan. In the article that follows, I will provide you with an overview as to how I approach the scouting process, all […]
Below is a transcript of a handout that I went over with our team recently. Regardless of what sport you coach, buidling the character of the athletes that you get to coach is essential. I hope that the content below can benefit you and your team. When you are dead and gone, how do you […]
Sam is the director of Blue Collar Basketball and also works extensively with PGC basketball. In this interview, Sam shares a lot of value in regard to the topics of player development, teaching shooting, growing as a coach, and teaching leadership to players. Give Sam a follow on Twitter.
I had the pleasure of sitting down to talk hoops with the former head coach at the University of Wisconsin, Bobbie Kelsey. In this interview, Bobbie and I discuss player development, lessons learned from her time at Wisconsin, and how to develop leadership in young people. Follow Coach Kelsey on Twitter. Enjoy!
I had the absolute pleasure of chatting about hoops with Coach Randy Sherman. Randy is an accomplished basketball coach with a wealth of experience hailing from Texas. In this interview, Randy and I discuss pressure man-to-man defense, motion offense, and an essentialist approach to running a program. If you are serious about growing as a […]
Coach Josh Loeffler of Loyola Basketball and I had a great conversation about the following topics: – Transition Offense – Defensive Drills – Shooting Workouts – Leadership Download the Loyola Basketball Transition Document: Click Here to Download the Transition Document Download the Loyola Basketball Shooting Records Tracker: Click Here To Download The Shooting Records Document Enjoy […]
It is important that all of our Player Development sessions feature the concept of deliberate practice. Deliberate practice is a concept that has been widely discussed and debated over the years. Although I will not spend time this article debating whether or not 10000 hours enough time to become an expert in any skill, I […]
I had the privilege to sit down and talk basketball with Dennis Stanton of Every Level Basketball. We discussed the following topics: What separates great players from average What Dennis would do over again if he could have a fresh start as a player Why relationship building is essential to coaching Teaching points and drills […]
Every good coach knows that the success or failure of their training sessions is dependent on proper planning and preparation. That being said, it is essential that coaches design their practices in such a way that’s going to lead to a high level of learning. In this article, I want to discuss some practice planning […]
A few months ago, coach Chris Oliver turned me onto the Tharpe and Gilmore study in which the feedback and teaching of John Wooden was tracked and categorized. Coach Oliver advised me to record myself when coaching and then listen to it back as a means of evaluating myself and improving. Since our conversation, I […]
I had the pleasure of sitting down to talk hoops and skill development with Drew Hanlen of Pure Sweat Basketball. Drew is one of the best in the business, and I am thankful for the time that he spent with me. Due to issues with our video feed, Drew and I were able to complete […]
I had the pleasure to interview James Galanis. James is the manager of the Universal Soccer Academy, and also the personal soccer skills coach for Fifa Women’s Player of the Year, Carli Lloyd. In this video, James and I discuss teaching methods, the ultimate objective of a coach, and lastly what makes a great performer.
In the previous meetings between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the San Antonio Spurs this year, Spurs guard Tony Parker had his way on the court. Coming into the game, Cavs head coach, Tyrone Lue, and assistant coach, Mike Longabardi, knew that the key to beating San Antonio was to slow Parker down. Here is what […]
Get Notes Here UNC Women’s Soccer Coach Anson Dorrance and I sat down and talked about all things coaching. Specifically, Anson discussed how he creates a competitive culture, how he teaches character, why he coaches, lessons he has learned along the way, and how it feels to play for him. Regardless of what Sport […]
Alan Stein of Pure Sweat and I got together to talk basketball. In this interview, we discuss qualities that every player and coach should have, as well as how to develop those qualities! To download a bonus PDF with all of the main ideas of what Alan shared, please click the link below. Enjoy! Download […]
I had the pleasure to sit down with coach Mike Mackay of Canada Basketball to discuss basketball decision training. I hope that you can learn and benefit from this interview! Enjoy.