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Coaching U Decision-Making

How to Add Decision-Making to Any Basketball Drill

Jul 14, 2018
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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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Special Situation Basketball Plays

Feb 12, 2018
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Chris Oliver

Basketball special situations are important, and special situations does not mean just last second shots. Offensive special situations are all your jump ball, inbound, pressure release, late clock and free throw situations. Defensive special situations are all your jump ball, inbound and free throw defensive situations, plus how you will foul intentionally, speed up the game if down, or slow

Games Approach

Games Approach to Coaching Basketball

Jan 26, 2018
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Chris Oliver

  “Technical ability cannot be assessed or considered outside of a tactical context” – Fergus Connolly   Seeking effective ways to foster learning of game play and improving players’ game performance is a constant challenge for a coach. I try and meet this challenge by using a games approach to coaching basketball. I will explain some of the reasoning behind