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Build Up Shooting Drills

Basketball Decision Training Build Up Shooting 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. The danger with build up drills is that they are often very blocked and scripted. This means that mental effort is not heightened and players

Matt Woodley

Matt Woodley Basketball Defense Drills

Feb 15, 2019
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Chris Oliver

One of the best defensive coaches in basketball, Matt Woodley provides teaching points and video examples of basketball defense drills he uses to teach the pack line basketball defense. Defensive Mindset: Must have growth mindset. No direct drives/no straight line drives. How do you get complete buy in? Care (both players caring for coaches; coaches caring for players. Competence (know

All Access Carleton Basketball Practice with Dave Smart

Jan 27, 2019
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Chris Oliver

“Dave Smart is as bright as anyone I’ve met in our business . His defensive philosophy and techniques have been helpful to us. We always look for opportunities to learn from Dave.” Jay Wright, Villanova University Never before access! It’s here for you. Learn from one of the greatest minds in basketball who opened his doors and shared the game

Rebound Outlet

Rebound Outlet at the Nail Area Concept

Jan 08, 2019
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Chris Oliver

An idea that could change your approach to rebounding and fast break offense is the rebound outlet at the nail area concept. I have talked about it on two podcasts now, and I get a lot of questions about this concept, so I wanted to provide some more information. By no means is this statistical or anecdotal evidence conclusive, but

Layup

Shooting Layups Using Perceptual Basketball Finishing Drill

Oct 26, 2018
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Chris Oliver

Shooting layups is a complex skill. What makes a layup complex is the perception action coupling process. Perceptual layups practice drills are designed to account for this process within the practice. Basically the perception action coupling process is the coordination of visual perception in an environment and movement required to achieve an action such as a layup. In a layup

Lessons from Coaching at an International Basketball Tournament

Oct 12, 2018
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Chris Oliver

In this blog Mark Jablonski outlines his experiences and lessons learned from participating in an international basketball tournament. Mark participated as a part of 3D Global Sports International Development Coaching Program.  As part of the coaching staff for the 40th Jones Cup Tournament in Taiwan, I was fortunate to get the chance to observe as we prepared and coached during this

Florida Coaches Clinic

2018 Florida Basketball Coaches Clinic Notes

Sep 24, 2018
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Chris Oliver

The Florida Coaches Clinic takes place every year and is organized by Larry Shyatt. It is hosted at the University of Florida and brings together NBA, NCAA and other coaches to share basketball ideas. These notes were taken and prepared by Mike Robuck and the University of Florida Staff. This year I was grateful to be asked to speak once

Engage and Coach

How to Engage and Coach this Generation of Student Athletes

Sep 06, 2018
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Chris Oliver

Camp Elevate by True North Sports is a personal and professional development experience that goes beyond the X’s and O’s of sport to develop student-athletes. It is run by Celia Slater who is a nationally-recognized leader committed to providing professional development opportunities for coaches of all sports interested in pursuing excellence in their profession. Celia is trying to change the whole culture

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
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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