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Start of the Season: Middle School Practice Planning

I received a message from one of my Coaching Lab members out West asking about Middle School Practice Planning.I thought the video I made for this coach may help some of the other middle school coaches

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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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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 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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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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What To Do When Your Team Is Playing Poorly

Have you ever had a time when your team was playing poorly in a specific area and you just weren't sure how to turn things around? I've been there and I think just about every coach has been at

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Get The Most Out Of Your In-Season Weight Training

In-season weight training can offer huge benefits to athletes when done correctly. I’m not just talking about performing lifts correctly, an in-season weight training schedule that looks at duration,

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Win More Basketball Games Doing This One Thing

If you want to win more basketball games this season than this is for you."Will this drill make my players better? If I add a new (fill in the blank) will that give my team more wins?"I suspect you

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4 Key Phases of Basketball

Heading into a new season you can give your team an advantage over your opponents. You can prepare them in the four key phases of the game to be ready to compete with teams that may look better than

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