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Timeouts and Bench Procedure [ARTICLE]

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The bench must be totally engaged and into the game (mentally and physically). Lack of engagement is a clear indicator to the coach that the player is more concerned with themselves than the team. Being engaged sends a message to the coaches...... Continue

Creating a Toughness Mentality for Your Program [ARTICLE]

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Almost every college team and basketball coach in the country talks about the word "toughness". Great teams have it and mediocre teams lack it. The question is how do these great teams attain such a high level of toughness? Do they recruit tougher...... Continue

Finishing the Season Strong [ARTICLE]

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With conference tournaments ramping up across the country, many coaches are trying to figure out the right way to get their respective teams to finish the season as strong as possible. This time of the year can be a grind and every team is...... Continue

The Importance of Trust [ARTICLE]

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There may not be a more crucial ingredient for success than TRUST. In basketball, trust has to be a two-way street. Players and coaches alike must trust each other on several different levels if we want to experience any kind of long-term success..... Continue

3 Keys to Success from Legendary Coach John Wooden [ARTICLE]

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Coach John Wooden is one of the most widely respected and admired coaches in history. Over a 27-year tenure at UCLA, Coach Wooden led his basketball teams to 10 national championships in 12 years (including seven in a row), a record 88-game...... Continue

Motivating the Modern Athlete [ARTICLE]

by Dr. Marty Durden, Athletic Director - Presbyterian School - Houston, TX on

Today's athlete is different from years past. The much-publicized generation Y student-athletes (1980's-1999) have moved through college. Generation Z is...... Continue

5 Ways to be a Great Teammate [ARTICLE]

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It seems that in today's game with younger players, there is this misconception about what a great teammate looks like. There is this idea that you are either a great teammate or a great player, and it is up to the bench players or the role...... Continue

Accountability in your Program [ARTICLE]

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It's no secret the best teams in the world, in athletics or business, have a culture of accountability. For numerous reasons you could argue that accountability is the most important ingredient for a team's...... Continue

Developing Good Player Habits [ARTICLE]

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Every basketball coach wants to help their players make smart decisions. Nevertheless, many players have bad habits and tendencies that could limit the full potential of a team’s success. Those players and teams need training to develop good...... Continue

Generating Pressure & Intensity in Practice [ARTICLE]

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The reason that we practice is to prepare for our games, and to also give our teams the best chance to win those games. This means that we should be doing our best as coaches to make practice as game like as possible, and to generate as much game...... Continue