Youth Coaching

Structure Game-Like Situations so that Players Learn

How to Increase Player Learning by Creating...

Sep 24, 20162 Comments

“Principle of specificity: Practice like you play and you’re more likely to play like you practiced” – Rainer Martens Basketball games are played in an

Youth Coaching Summit Presentation

May 10, 2016No Comments

A full detailed clinic presentation on coaching youth basketball is presented including Coach Oliver’s notes from the Basketball British Columbia Youth Coaching Summit. Favorite1

How to Use Our Concepts to Teach Your 3rd G...

Apr 20, 20152 Comments

I signed up for your website and I really like your concepts. They do make sense to me, but I wonder how your concepts apply to

Match-Ups and Thinking the Game for Youth P...

Mar 17, 2015No Comments

Basketball Decision Training constantly emphasizes players thinking the game including the importance of match-ups on both offense and defense. Edits from the Brantford One-Person-Clinic featuring

Chaos and Communication: Riverside Practice...

Feb 03, 2015No Comments

The ability to communicate in chaotic game like situations is emphasized. Coach Oliver ran a practice for the 11-12 year old boys Riverside Basketball Club.

2-on-0 Ball Screen: Riverside Practice Part...

Feb 03, 2015No Comments

2-on-0 Ball Screen works on transition ball screen offensive situations. It was a warm-up to start to develop the offensive ball screen concepts that would

Philosophy: Riverside Practice Part 1

Feb 03, 2015No Comments

The philosophy of what was going to be taught and how it was going to be taught was presented to the learners. Coach Oliver ran

Decision Training – Stare to Win and ...

Feb 03, 20152 Comments

Active staring is an effective learning tool that should be applied by coaches. Coaches also need to bear in mind the physical and mental age

Youth Coaching: Hard Coaching, Curiosity an...

Feb 03, 2015No Comments

The concepts of hard coaching and being a curious learner are discussed in the context of coaching youth athletes. Edits from the Art and Science

Youth Coaching: Grit, Effort and Optimal Ch...

Feb 03, 2015No Comments

People who accomplished great things often combine a passion for a single mission with an unswerving dedication to achieving that mission, whatever the obstacles and