Games Approach

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

A Practical Guide to 3-on-3 Small-Sided Gam...

Mar 09, 20162 Comments

“Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.” – Roger Lewin Small-sided games are not a new concept. My skill

Basketball Practices

How to Improve your Basketball Practices

Dec 21, 20152 Comments

Many of you coach with limited available practice time. You only have access to a couple of practice slots a week. Or you only have

One Day Brantford Coaching Clinic Notes

Jun 24, 2015No Comments

I did a one day clinic in Brantford, Ontario that covered a variety of topics. I wanted to share my notes with you. I have included s a

Italian 3-on-3

Jun 19, 2015No Comments

Italian 3-on-3 is a small-sided game that creates advantage/disadvantage situations naturally out of chaos. Both offensive and defensive situations can be coached using a games