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Teaching Special Situations – Idea From Texas A&M Lady Aggie Asst. Coach Amy Wright

TweetI recently attended the 3rd Annual Gary Blair Coaching Academy at Texas A&M University. The Lady Aggie’s Coaching Staff is truly impressive from top to bottom and if you ever get a chance to attend one of Coach Blair’s Academies, … Continue reading

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Review of the Gary Blair Coaching Academy this past October 4-5

TweetHaving attended multiple Don Meyer Coaching Academy sessions in the past, the standard to which I hold coaching academies I attend, I have to give the most recent Gary Blair Coaching Academy an A for the job the Texas A&M … Continue reading

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Study Coaches Instead of Trends

TweetCoaches tend to be interested in trends. By no means should trends in basketball be ignored, if for no other reason than you will have to defend or attack the latest “trendy” approach to the game in the coming season. … Continue reading

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Teaching the Game: Two Better Players or Two New Plays?

TweetThe first time I heard the late Coach Don Meyer make this statement, I realized he was on to something. The actual statement, which he loved to repeat frequently when hammering home his point to coaches (more on that in … Continue reading

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Start Practice With Footwork Everyday!

TweetSimple Warm-up Drills Teams are allowed to practice for one hour on the game court on the day of their game at the NCAA Final Four and Championship games. John Wooden, the Wizard of Westwood and winner of TEN NCAA … Continue reading

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Motion Offense Coaching Guide – Coaching Basketball’s Blocker-Mover Motion Offense now available!

TweetCoaching Basketball’s Blocker-Mover Motion Offense is now, finally, available from Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions! For coaches who like to have both a paperback and ebook copy, Amazon has enrolled the book, for now, in its Matchbook program. … Continue reading

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Practicing With Large Numbers of Players – 12 Organizational Ideas to Maximize Time and Space

TweetPractice planning is one of the most important activities a coach can undertake. I have seen far too many coaches simply show up and conduct practice on the spur of the moment. There might be some good segments of practice … Continue reading

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16 Simple Concepts to Improve Your Full Court Offense Against Pressing Defenses

TweetCoaches are always in search of an new and better press offense or press break offense. Sometimes the press breaker they use is just fine, it only needs a little refining. My latest coaching book, 16 Simple Concepts to Improve … Continue reading

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Coaching Millennials – New Book Available – Using Today’s Technology to Teach and Coach

TweetThroughout history there have been periods of time when technology produced disruptive change in how society functioned. Gutenberg and the printing press through scribes out of work and made books, particularly the Bible, more available to people, breaking the stranglehold … Continue reading

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Process Over Results – Bird Was the Man

TweetI miss watching Larry Bird. I just do. I came across this video of Bird’s 3rd consecutive NBA 3-Point Shooting Championship and got such a kick out of watching it once again I just had to share. Here it is! … Continue reading

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