The problem with using an empowerment coaching style

I use an empowerment coaching style, which means that I strive to create opportunities for the players to develop autonomy and build ownership in their learning, development and success in sports settings (Kidman, 2001). To develop autonomy and build ownership, I ask questions and involve the players in many decisions, on and off the court. […]

Pro-Style Drills: How to Train like a Pro

I mentioned pro-style drills or training like a pro in Fake Fundamentals: Volume 2. In the off-season, it seems every private trainer uses one of these catch phrases in their marketing, as parents are drawn to anything associated with an NBA player. Well, see above. Uncontested, block practice shooting drills. Pre-determined 1v1 moves. Finishing against Read more about Pro-Style Drills: How to Train like a Pro[…]

The Coaching Interview

How do we recognize coaching talent? It is a complex question without any definitive answers. There are many factors that contribute to one’s coaching success, and many of the factors are situation dependent. Succeeding with beginners requires different skills than succeeding in the NBA; being talented at one does not ensure that one is talented at the other.  […]