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Alex Sarama and 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.

The Basketball Podcast

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

Game Coach

Become a Better Basketball Game Coach by Doing This

May 31, 2019
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Chris Oliver

How do we, as coaches, work on our “game” to improve as a game coach? The easy answer is to coach more games. The second answer is to run more practices where players practice like they are in a game. The problem is most coaches don’t coach in enough games to really improve. There are schedule limitations, and other restrictions

Game Day Card

Basketball Game Coaching: What’s on Your Game Day Card?

Apr 25, 2019
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Chris Oliver

Ever since Stan Van Gundy explained his game day pocket card on the Basketball Podcast I have gotten asked for more ideas. I decided to ask a cross section of coaches to give you some ideas to stimulate the creation of your game day card. Here is what Van Gundy said about his game day card on EP32: Basketball Philosophy

Build Up Shooting Drills

BDT Shooting Build Up Drills

Mar 19, 2019
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Chris Oliver

Build up drills are drills that develop gradually by increments. One drill leads to the next in a progression. Build up drills are great for initial learning, and to get a consistent high number repetitions. BDT shooting is an example of a build up drill. It should progress from one BDT shooting cue, hands up to simulate the pass decision,