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Post Play: What to Teach and Why We Teach I...

Sep 04, 2015No Comments

  The game slows down when we get the ball into the low post. It is one of two times that we emphasize jabs and

How To Eat Healthy on the Road

Aug 15, 2015No Comments

Eating on the road is far more challenging than trying to figure out how to attack the 2-3 zone. Especially when you are a health

Coaching Thoughts from Dave Smart

Aug 05, 20155 Comments

Some Coaching Thoughts from Dave Smart To Get You Started To achieve success, you need to get your team on the same page that you are

Warning: I Don’t Like the Zig Zag Dri...

Jul 21, 20151 Comment

I don’t like the Zig Zag Drill because it represents nothing about how the game is played. Far too many people still teach the game of

Why I am Taking the Year Off from the Job I...

Jul 01, 20151 Comment

I am taking a sabbatical. I am taking a year off from coaching. Instead I am going to travel around the world with my family.

One Day Brantford Coaching Clinic Notes

Jun 24, 2015No Comments

I did a one day clinic in Brantford, Ontario that covered a variety of topics. I wanted to share my notes with you. I have included s a

Make Your Practices More Game Like – ...

Jun 10, 20152 Comments

Using a games sense approach to coaching basketball is a consistent theme of Basketball Immersion and can help you make your practices more game like. Player-centred

Transition Defense

Defensive Transition: Everything You Ever W...

May 29, 20152 Comments

I originally started writing this blog as a summary of a FIBA Coaching Library video on Defensive Transition by Andrej Lemanis. Coach Lemanis is the

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Tom Thibodeau, Coaching Evaluations and A B...

May 21, 2015No Comments

In reading the reports that Tom Thibodeau and the Chicago Bulls are possibly breaking up their relationship, it brought to mind my experiences with coach

Do You Believe You Will Win A Championship ...

May 15, 2015No Comments

Hello Coach Oliver. Do you come into every season, every year, whole-heartedly thinking you will in a championship? If so, do you ever have doubts