People often discuss player development and European basketball with me. Often, I am told, and I read, that we (coaches in the United States) need to develop players like in Europe. I don’t necessarily agree with the premise, but I often will engage in the discussions. When I do, it seems as though the coaches […]
Play dodgeball instead…
All of our well-designed simple to complex, easy to hard progressions ignore how children play before they ever begin to train. — Brian McCormick, PhD (@brianmccormick) June 19, 2017
I imagine the following is based directly or indirectly on the writings of Mark O’Sullivan, Mark Upton, Richard Bailey, Stuart Armstrong, and others. If you spend enough time on social media and basketball blogs, someone will suggest that the United States is falling behind in basketball because of a lack of coach education. Now, there […]
I don’t understand the following argument: “Players from previous generations had more skill.” + “Players from previous generations were three-sport athletes.” + “Players from previous generations played more pickup games.” = “Players need to specialize earlier and train privately with individual coaches to improve their skills.”
Chris Devenski is a reliever for the Houston Astros. He has been one of the best relievers this season on the best team in baseball.
I coach an u16 boys team in a small, local league. The teams are unbalanced and range from u15s to teams filled with graduating seniors who are college bound on basketball scholarships.
Seventeen years after I first was hired as an assistant college basketball coach, I was hired as a part-time head coach at the junior college level. I would like to think that I have earned the opportunity with my work and persistence, but the actual process of landing the job was good fortune and luck. Because many […]
Originally published in Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletter 6.4. Now available in Kindle and paperback. Subscribe to the weekly newsletter here. After their practice on Monday, two teenagers from our women’s team worked along the baseline on a two-ball drill that I had introduced the previous week. This is my primary purpose for introducing challenging dribbling drills: To inspire players to […]
Lateral jump training better than vertical or horizontal jump training for ↑ lateral shuffle COD test performance? pic.twitter.com/wyVSnA2mBv — Chris Beardsley (@SandCResearch) March 5, 2017