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Boston College

Boston College Fast Break Basketball Offense Concepts

Aug 13, 2018
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Chris Oliver

This podcast with Boston College assistant coach Billy Wuczynski has sparked much discussion and interest from coaches. Coaches have been reaching out to me, and the Boston College coaching staff for more information.  In case you missed it here is the Basketball Podcast episode with Billy Wuczynski: The Basketball Podcast: E04 with Billy Wuczynski BOSTON COLLEGE 4 PHASES OF OFFENSE Thanks to Heath

Coaching Clinic

Ideas from the Basketball Super Coaching Clinic 2018

Jul 30, 2018
1,726 Views
Chris Oliver

The Canada Basketball Super Clinic brings together top coaches and technical experts to share their ideas on coaching basketball. The coaching clinic covers all aspects of coaching development and these are some of ideas from the super coaching clinic. Featured coaching clinic speakers this year included NBA coach Jay Triano, 12-time National Championship coach Dave Smart, Canadian Women’s National Team

Coaching U Decision-Making

How to Add Decision-Making to Any Basketball Drill

Jul 14, 2018
3,280 Views
Chris Oliver

Coaching U is the most comprehensive coaching program, featuring world class speakers and championship coaches from around the world. I was honoured 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

Basketball Conditioning

Basketball Conditioning and the Specificity of Training

Jun 25, 2018
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Chris Oliver

No form of practice is more basketball specific than playing basketball. This statement influences what I coach, how I coach, and our basketball conditioning philosophy. Like many coaches I don’t have a full time strength and conditioning coach. For off-season basketball conditioning our players sometimes work with an athletic development coach, in addition to their individual basketball specific workout sessions. For

Basketball Shot Selection

Basketball Shot Selection and the Use of Questions

Jun 02, 2018
1,855 Views
Chris Oliver

Basketball shot selection is an individual players’ decision that is defined by the individual, coach or team. For an individual player shot selection is their ability to recognize what is going on in a possession, know the shot options available and choose the best possible shot from all the information they have gathered. Knowing the proper and most effective shot

Marquette Basketball Secondary Offense

Marquette Basketball Offense

May 13, 2018
3,822 Views
Chris Oliver

The Marquette basketball offense is outlined with clinic notes from head coach Steve Wojciechowski, and a video edit created by Basketball Immersion. Coach Wojciechowski outlined Marquette’s missed shot offense, and what he calls their after action offense. The missed shot offense is not run just on missed shots. They also go to their missed shot offense after a set that

360-Degree Feedback

Using 360-Degree Feedback to Enhance Your Coaching

Apr 17, 2018
1,794 Views
Chris Oliver

Coaches can use 360-degree feedback to enhance their coaching. In this blog sport psychology researcher Matt Hoffmann highlights how 360-degree feedback can be a useful process to help coaches and their teams be more effective. Matt’s suggestions are based on his review of coaching and 360-degree feedback research from sport and business, as well as conversations he had with several

Stab Dribble

The Stab Dribble Basketball First Step

Apr 03, 2018
5,422 Views
Chris Oliver

Players often teach us what we should be teaching. This is the case for the stab dribble. I always taught first step jab, and first step crossover, to start the first dribble an offensive player takes. As I watched players, both mine and professionals, I often saw them doing something different than what I was teaching. It took some time,

Synergy Basketball Scouting Report

Synergy Basketball Scouting Report

Mar 15, 2018
4,348 Views
Chris Oliver

Using Arizona I wanted to show you how we create basketball scouting reports using Synergy Sports Technology. The analytics, video analysis, from examining what teams with similar styles of ours have done vs. the same opponent, and experience from past games vs. an opponent are combined to form a game plan.  For all of our games we follow this process

Video Animation

How to Use KlipDraw for Video Animation

Mar 06, 2018
3,798 Views
Chris Oliver

KlipDraw is a game changing video animation tool for coaches. I recently switched to using KlipDraw after using generic video editing software for years. What makes KlipDraw so valuable for coaches? It makes sport video analysis easy and video animation accessible for anyone with a computer. One of the most frequent questions I get asked is how do you break