Two-ball drills, transfer and inspiration

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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 […]

Mistakes in motor learning: The fallacy of the expert shooting coach

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On another site, I saw a prominent shooting coach admonishing other coaches for failing to teach the perfect shooting technique. The expert justified his opinion by giving one example of a player who he trained who the expert wrote had gone from making 82/100 to 92/100 in one day. The expert called this measured improvement.

There is no mystery in the decline of post play in basketball

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The Atlantic had an article about the mystery of the disappearing post player that is filled with excuses and problems, but few answers. If one wants to explain the disappearance of back-to-the-backet post play simply, the answer is a lack of patience. The lack of patience is exhibited in coaches, tall players, and ball handlers.

Motor learning theory, basketball skill trainers, and skill development

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Originally published in Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletters, Volume 5, available as a paperback or Kindle. To subscribe to the newsletter, go here.  Whenever I write about trainers, trainers respond. Trainers tend to be defensive because the industry is not established fully. Many do not understand the reason or need for basketball trainers. As a basketball trainer, I […]