Posts Tagged ‘timeouts’

Offseason leagues and empowerment

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

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.  (more…)

End of the UNC vs Iowa State Game with FIBA rules

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

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Coaching a European Club – Week 27

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

This was a difficult week. It was kind of like coaching high school or college teams during mid-terms: tough to get the players to concentrate when they are worried about their exams and aren’t sleeping very much. That’s how we behaved this week in practice. I don’t know why. (more…)

Coaching a European Club – Week 8

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

This was a big week for us, as we played in the first round of the cup competition. Essentially, here, as in most countries, teams compete in two competitions: the domestic league and the domestic cup. In many countries, especially those with more money for basketball, the top teams may also play in a continental league, like the EuroLeague. The domestic cup is like a year-long tournament; our first game was this week, and if we won, our next game was in three weeks. (more…)

Coaching a pro women’s team: Learning FIBA rules

Monday, November 4th, 2002

Published by Full Court Press Online, November 6, 2002

One key to life and coaching is the ability to adjust. Taking a job as the head coach of a women’s team in the Swedish Damligan has led to two months of non-stop adjustments: the language, being a head coach, FIBA rules, new culture, new people, new players, new league, etc. It is a learning experience, and fortunately I do not have to recruit; I have free time to process everything and see my mistakes and successes. It is somewhat overwhelming to adjust to the new role as a head coach, as opposed to an assistant, while learning the new league, culture and language simultaneously. I cannot say which is the tougher transition: going from coaching in the States to coaching in Europe or going from assistant coach to head coach. (more…)