Coaching a European Club – Week 17

Trying to incorporate a new player in the middle of the season is difficult, especially with limited court time. Even with a fairly realistic practice plan each day, we failed to get through everything that I hoped to cover in each practice because of time spent reviewing old plays and defensive calls for our new guy. It’s not his fault, but in a week where we were preparing to play the best team in the league, it was not ideal either, especially when he ended up fouling out in less than 8 minutes of action.  […]

Coaching Frosh Basketball 2.0 – Week 14

The week began and ended with a game against the same team, the 3rd and 4th time that we played this team. We play in a year-end tournament, and in the infinite wisdom of the tournament director, one side of the bracket features teams who have been playing each other all season, and the other side features teams who have been playing each other all season. I asked to drop in seed just to play someone different, and the director opposed because the tournament was seeded. The other two coaches who we have played repeatedly said that the director does it every season so his team makes the championship game, as they felt our side of the bracket was stacked (the two teams who we played on our side of the bracket have beaten us by 6-20 points in a total of 6 games; the two teams who we played one time each on the other side of the bracket beat us by 4 and 5 points in our second and third games of the season).  […]

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Issue 2 How to Juggle Issue 3 Woodward focuses on ‘extra 1%’ with enlistment of vision expert from World Cup staff Tyreke Evans’ Euro-Step Tyreke Evans’ Stride-Stop Issue 4 Long-term Athlete Development: Trainability in childhood and adolescence, windows of opportunity, optimal trainability Finishing what he starts – Brooks gets tricky to score around much bigger players Read more about Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletter, Vol. 4 Links[…]