Who is
chris oliver?

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chris oliver
chris oliver
Chris Oliver is the founder of Basketball Immersion, The Basketball Podcast and Immersion Videos.

As an expert in basketball decision training, he coaches, trains, and mentors coaches to maximize their players’ potential and enjoyment of practices and games. What he is most passionate about in his work is sharing evidence-based coaching ideas that can stimulate your coaching to get better results. The goal is to improve your players’ retention and transfer of the things you teach to their performance. You can learn more about concepts like messy learning, constraints-based coaching, maximizing active learning time, adding decision-making to drills, and much more in the numerous blogs he shares at Basketball Immersion Blogs.

Chris currently works in leading basketball development at Sierra Canyon, and is a consultant for a number of NCAA D1 programs. Chris was head coach at the University of Windsor where he won over 300 games, and compiled a .750 winning percentage.

Chris also coached a Canadian team of professional players to the prestigious Jones Cup international basketball tournament championship, winning gold in 2018. In addition, he has consulted for NBA, NCAA, high school and club basketball organizations around the world.

Chris created Basketball Decision Training (BDT) to bridge the gap between skill development and game applications of those skills.

After coaching for over 23 years, completing his Master’s degree, travelling the world to watch NCAA, NBA and Pro teams from around the world, Chris saw the need for more education on a games approach to coaching basketball and training methods to support this.

Chris also shares his games approach to coaching, practical evidence-based drills and decision training concepts openly through in-person and online learning.

All of these concepts have been taught globally through online sharing, camps, clinics, private mentoring and consulting with individual coaching and teams’ staffs.

Check out some of Chris’ work

Run more Effective Basketball Practices: It is Not a Dance Recital
The Basketball Podcast EP250: Jen and Chris Oliver, Learning, Unlearning, and Relearning
How to Mix Variability into a Basketball Shooting Workout with BDT
Basketball Immersion Coaches Academy: Teaching Perceptual Basketball Layups
Chris Oliver Sample Two Side Fast Break and Basketball Play Concepts
Applying Basketball Immersion Concepts to Teaching Plays 5-on-5
The Basketball Podcast: EP171 Will Weaver Interviews Chris Oliver


Chris has travelled to Sweden, Italy, Australia, and New Zealand to spread his ideas. He has also spoken at major coaching clinics and online platforms


Florida Clinic


Sweden SupClinic


Global Embassy International Basketball Coaches Clinic


Coaching U Live in Las Vegas with Chris Oliver


New Zealand Tour


Virtual Basketball Coaches Clinic


Coaching U


The Rising Coaches Clinic


German Federation Final Fours Clinic


The Tasman Clinic


TABC Virtual Clinic


Czech Basketball Federation Youth Camp

Numerous Club and Association Clinics

Ohio, Iowa, Omaha, Massachusetts, Best in the West, and more

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