Film

You may not be in a situation where you have the technology or the personnel to do so, but if you are able you should film practice as much as you can.  It’s remarkable how much you will see on a film that you didn’t see live, and sometimes being an hour or two removed […]

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Getting Started

Mark Emmert spent a day with us at practice and wrote a preview about our upcoming season for the Portland Press Herald. http://www.pressherald.com/2014/11/13/for-umaine-mens-basketball-baby-steps-before-the-giant-strides/

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Deliberate Practice

Good thoughts on deliberate practice. http://jamesclear.com/deliberate-practice-strategy?__vid=c503ac90331b0132d5a422000b2a88d7

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Building The Black Bears

Team building is a lot of fun.  It’s challenging, exciting and rewarding, and it’s different every day.  Essentially that’s who we are as coaches – team builders.  No matter how long you’ve been at a school, you are building a new team every year.  Granted, it may get easier over time, as you’ll return players […]

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“Everything Is New To Everybody”

Pete Warner of the Bangor Daily News takes a look at our team heading into the season. http://bangordailynews.com/2014/11/12/sports/everything-is-new-to-everybody-revamping-of-umaine-mens-basketball-team-begins-under-walsh/

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Maine Basketball Preview

Fill The Steins with a preview of our upcoming season. http://fillthesteins.bangordailynews.com/2014/11/09/brian-macleod/coach-walshs-black-bears-looking-to-build-a-championship-culture/  

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Veteran’s Day – The National Anthem

Buzz Williams with one of the best tributes I’ve seen on Veteran’s Day.  Thank you to all of those who have fought and sacrificed, and those today still willing to do so. http://coachbuzzwilliams.com/2014/10/techtalk-our-national-athem/

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New Optimism in Orono

One Bid Wonders takes a look at our approach at UMaine. http://www.onebidwonders.com/2014/11/05/optimism-in-orono/

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Transition Defense

What do you emphasize when it comes to transition defense?  It’s something we have struggled with this year, so we’ve really had to think about the best way to teach it.  What are the clear points of emphasis?  I feel like I can fall into the trap of just telling guys to “sprint back” and “communicate” […]

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