How to evaluate the unseen aspects of coaching basketball?

As I sat through a college basketball game on Saturday night, I thought about evaluating coaches. I have met recently with a college soccer coach and a college volleyball coach to talk about the ways they teach certain things or develop certain skills in their players. So far, I have yet to find a basketball coach in the area willing to engage in such discussions. […]

Deliberate practice: The maintainer or the trainer

I was a basketball trainer, one of the legions of former players and coaches who earn an income working privately with basketball players. To some, this is evidence of an epidemic of misplaced priorities, as young players seek additional coaching and training much like a professional athlete; however, to others it offers hope to young athletes motivated to work hard and succeed. It depends on one’s perspective. […]