I was talking with another coach recently about quick-hitters to get your point guard downhill. Here are 3 of my favorite ways to do it.
If you watched the Patriots-Dolphins game on Sunday you saw one of the most ridiculous endings in the history of the NFL. The Dolphins went hook-and-ladder on the last play and ripped the Patriots hearts out with a game winning touchdown. The last player with a chance to save the game for the Patriots was […]
As a head coach trying to build championship teams, I learned that your relationship with losing is important. A huge part of competitive excellence is how you deal with negative results. You hear from a lot of athletes and coaches that they just “hate losing,” and often it’s in the context of explaining bad behavior. […]
Truth to power is hard, and the head coach is the one with the power. As an assistant coach, much of your job will come down to navigating the delicate balance. Your job is to help, to make things easier on your boss and better for your players. But sometimes that is going to mean […]
Some basic notes we’ve prepared on how to attack a zone. Zone attack to me is so much more about how you play than what you run. It’s really about what you emphasize against a zone. When you teach zone attack, try either starting the offense in a stagnant 1-3-1 alignment with no movement, so […]
Ten years ago today, on the Monday after Thanksgiving, I was getting ready to head down to practice at RIC when my cell phone rang. At RIC my office was in the Recreation Center, across campus from the Murray Center where we practiced and played, so we had to actually get into our cars and […]
If you want to coach a composed team, the players need to play for a composed coach. The most important thing you can do as a coach is connect with your players. Regardless of what system you play, what your team approach is or what type of kids you have, the only way to consistently […]