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Make Your Practices More Game Like – A Summa...

Jun 10, 2015
Chris Oliver

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 coaching remains a novel approach for many. An autocratic style of instruction still dominates basketball coaching at

Transition Defense

Defensive Transition: Everything You Ever Wanted t...

May 29, 2015
Chris Oliver

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 Australian national team coach and the video is excellent. I have summarized his drills and

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Tom Thibodeau, Coaching Evaluations and A Blueprin...

May 21, 2015
Chris Oliver

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 evaluations. The NBA level is unique when it comes to coaching evaluation. In the NBA the

Do You Believe You Will Win A Championship Every Y...

May 15, 2015
Chris Oliver

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 throughout the season? If you would share your thoughts that would be great. I am

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