Why I Choose to Fully Commit to Motion Offense and Man-to-Man Defense

by Paul Cortes Head Boys Varsity Coach, International High School Director of Player and Coach Development, Bay City Basketball At the ages of 14 and under, which is what is widely classified as “youth basketball”, I do not believe in set plays and zone defenses. Here’s why: It is my conviction that basketball is, first Read more about Why I Choose to Fully Commit to Motion Offense and Man-to-Man Defense[…]

What It Means To Be A Players First Coach

by Paul Cortes
Assistant Varsity Boys Coach, International High School
Youth Basketball Coach, San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department
AAU Coach, Bay City Basketball

What is a players first coach? Now that I’ve written this post, and as I read over it before I click the publish button, I realize that it’s much longer than than I expected it to be. That’s because while the phrase “players first coach” might seem simplistic in nature, there’s so much more that goes into it than meets the eye.

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