Coaching Frosh Basketball – Week 10

Started the week with another Monday game. Started slowly again. Fell behind 21-5. Trailed by one at half-time and had the lead in the 4th quarter. Lost by one, though our scorekeepers made a mistake, so the score should have been tied. We played without three starters because two missed Saturday’s practice and one missed grades. Two of the remaining top players did not play the first quarter because they were late to the game.  […]

Coaching & Leadership

In an article titled “Social Intelligence and the Biology of Leadership” in the Harvard Business Review, Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis introduce the idea of mirror neurons and their effect on leadership and communication. When we consciously or unconsciously detect someone else’s emotions through their actions, our mirror neurons reproduce those emotions. Collectively, these neurons Read more about Coaching & Leadership[…]

Free Throw Shooting Instruction

Former Washington Wizards’ and Toronto Raptors’ Shooting Coach Dave Hopla explains the basics that he uses when instructing free throws. He keeps the instructions simple rather than over-complicating the shot, which tends to cause “paralysis by analysis.” “Toe – Tack – Target” “Valve the Basketball”