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Why You Should Love 3v3 Basketball

This past week, I've been working with a varsity coach and athletic director helping them decide how they would like to grow their youth basketball program.The big question has been whether they want to

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The Big 3 In Basketball Tryouts

Let's talk tryouts!I know we are a little bit away from the first day of the season but I recently had a Coaching Lab member ask about basketball tryouts and thought if it's on his mind it may be on yours,

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#1 Way To Eliminate Coaching Stress

As coaches, we are used to stress to a certain degree.Most of us like the coaching stress when it comes to the on-the-court part of coaching. We could do without the off-the-court stressors though.What

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Little Things Matter

I've always been a proactive person, a glass-half-full kind of guy and I think little things multiply and become big things.If we do enough good things they will grow to big things in a good way. The opposite

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7 Habits Of Highly Effective Coaches

I'm sure you've heard of the book 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey. Well today, I'm going to give you the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Coaches. While the author (me) isn't nearly as

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The Ultimate Youth Basketball Camp Guide

Youth basketball camps are a great way to build your basketball program into the competitive juggernaut you've always dreamed of it being. This long-term approach is what keeps kids interested in playing

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The Best Place To Find Basketball Drills

The Best Place To Find Basketball DrillsOne of the biggest challenges coaches face during the season is finding drills to use that translate to games. It can take time to search for drills online and

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The Shell Drill – Basketballs #1 Defense Drill

Why Coaches Love The Shell Drill Ask any coach the one drill they can't go without in practice and they all will say the shell drill. The reason for this is because of the versatility of the shell drill.

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3 Qualities Of A Great Coaching Candidate

I was once told if you want to get into coaching all you need to do is wait a little while for the right job because coaching is a revolving door. In many ways this advice is correct. There are always

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From Assistant Basketball Coach To Head Coach – 3 Things To Know

Coaching is one of the great passions I have in life. The combination of building something special, competing alongside like minded people, and sacrificing the ‘me’ for the ‘we’ are things that

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10 Half-Truths Every Basketball Coach Should Know About

As a basketball coach, there are half-truths that others believe about coaches and in some cases, a coach starts to believe about themself. Since these half-truths can be viewed as "the truth" it is important

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Effectively Communicating With Referees

Most coaches won't read this post because they know too much already. These coaches are the ones who also let plays and games slip away. I'll let you be the judge of how important effectively communicating

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