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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

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