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Developing Basketball Finishing Moves

Oct 23, 2020
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Finishing moves at the basket are a critical skill in the modern game. Developing finishing moves and solutions can lead to better offensive players. So what’s the problem with how finishing moves are typically approached in skill development? How much do we need to teach? The first question that should be asked is how much needs to be taught? Especially

Skills Training

Basketball Skills Training and Player Development

Sep 05, 2020
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In recent years, there has been considerable growth in the basketball skills training and player development industry. There are many great basketball skills trainers and player development coaches doing fantastic work with players at all levels of the game. The question to ask is has “basketball skills training” actually become a global misnomer for what, in reality, is technique training?

Youth Basketball

Youth Basketball Coaching Immersion

Aug 18, 2020
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Youth basketball coaching and youth basketball coach education has been a passion of mine since launching Basketball Immersion in 2014. I have been blessed to be able to connect and share the game with amazing coaches from every level around the world. The mission has always been to stimulate coaches’ thinking regarding best practices and to help develop better coaches

Alex Sarama Basketball Immersion

Alex Sarama Joins Basketball Immersion

Jun 18, 2020
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Basketball Immersion, the world’s leading basketball coach education website, is expanding, and is adding respected European coach Alex Sarama to its team. Established in 2014, by Chris Oliver, Basketball Immersion focuses on Basketball Decision Training, and a games approach to coaching concepts. The website covers a range of basketball topics: Basketball Decision Training, Games Approach, Team Concepts, Small-Sided Games, Zero

Basketball Podcast 2019 Part 2

Best of the Basketball Podcast 2019 Part 2

Dec 31, 2019
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Chris Oliver

Best of the Basketball Podcast 2019, Part 2 Guest post by Mark Jablonski @Mark_Jabo The end of the year is a good time to look back with gratitude for all the Basketball Podcast guests who took the time to share their insights and views on the game. Considering the amount of information shared I have broken down into two blogs.

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Best of the Basketball Podcast 2019 Part 1

Dec 21, 2019
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Chris Oliver

Best of the Basketball Podcast 2019, Part 1 Guest post by Mark Jablonski @Mark_Jabo The end of the year is a good time to look back with gratitude for all the Basketball Podcast guests who took the time to share their insights and views on the game. Considering the amount of information shared I have broken down this post into

European Basketball Trends

Observations from the European Basketball Championships

Nov 19, 2019
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Chris Oliver

The 2019 U18 European Basketball Championships forecasts trends in European Basketball. These trends in European Basketball can stimulate our thinking about coaching techniques and tactics. Great Britain Under 18 National Head Coach, and current Reading Rockets NBL D1 Head Coach, Alan Keane shares his observations from the 2019 European Championships. His observations from the European Basketball Championships focused on offence,

How to Attend and Watch Basketball Practices

How to Attend and Watch Basketball Practices to Learn

Sep 05, 2019
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Chris Oliver

At this point I cannot honestly tell you how many practices I have attended. I have attended practices around the world, and at all levels of basketball…. youth, professional, collegiate and high school practices. Because of this I wanted to share some ideas about how to attend and watch basketball practices. I will explain how and who to reach out

Basketball Lessons

Basketball Lessons from a Year of Sharing the Game

Aug 13, 2019
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Chris Oliver

Coaching U is the most comprehensive coaching program, featuring world class speakers and championship coaches from around the world. I was honored to be able to speak at Coaching U, and I wanted to share my presentation notes. As you can imagine, I don’t follow this exactly when I present but I wanted to write it up for you to

Shooting Charts

Dave Smart Carleton Basketball Competitive Shooting Charts

Jul 16, 2019
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Chris Oliver

In Dave Smart’s Carleton basketball program competition is a big emphasis. They want players  to compete in everything they do. Their shooting workouts are not exempt from competition. They use shooting charts as a platform to create a competitive shooting environment. Shooting is arguably the most important skill in basketball and one they take very seriously. Players are expected to