Games Approach

Two Trips

5-on-5 2 Trips Games Approach

May 13, 2018No Comments

Using a games approach to coaching we demonstrate how we teach, develop and work on our fast break concepts. This includes two side fast break

Games Approach

Games Approach to Coaching Basketball

Jan 26, 2018No Comments

  “Technical ability cannot be assessed or considered outside of a tactical context” – Fergus Connolly   Seeking effective ways to foster learning of game

Self-Toss

5-on-5 Two Trips with a Self-Toss Offensive...

Jan 16, 2018No Comments

Start your 5-on-5 full-court trips with different starts to emphasize different concepts within your offense and defense. In this example we work on our offensive

Games Approach BOB

Teach Baseline Inbound Using a Games Approa...

Jan 01, 2018No Comments

This is a demonstration of how we teach an inbound play 5-on-5. We discuss offensive and defensive concepts as we introduce the play for the

Penetration Reaction

5-on-5 Penetration Reaction Spots

Dec 06, 2017No Comments

A games approach to coaching involves breaking down your offensive actions in the context of the game. Here we take our primary transition offense and

Italian 3-on-3 3's #'s

Italian 3-on-3: Three Point Shots and Calli...

Nov 09, 2017No Comments

Italian 3-on-3 is a small-sided game that creates unscripted advantage and disadvantage situations. It is not just a summer camp game, however I use it

Pre-Practice Speech (Philosophy and Concept...

Feb 03, 2015No Comments

Coach Oliver ran a practice for the 14-15 year old girls Valiants Basketball Club. The practice focused on developing penetration and cutting decision making. The

Replacement Cut Cue and Read: Valiants Prac...

Feb 03, 2015No Comments

Coach Oliver ran a practice for the 14-15 year old girls Valiants Basketball Club. The practice focused on developing penetration and cutting decision making. The

3-on-3 Weakside Kickout: Valiants Practice ...

Feb 03, 2015No Comments

Coach Oliver ran a practice for the 14-15 year old girls Valiants Basketball Club. The practice focused on developing penetration and cutting decision making. The

Structure Game-Like Situations so that Players Learn

How to Increase Player Learning by Creating...

Sep 24, 20162 Comments

“Principle of specificity: Practice like you play and you’re more likely to play like you practiced” – Rainer Martens Basketball games are played in an