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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

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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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25 Great Quotes To Be A Better Basketball Coach

Inspiration often comes from those who come before us and those we aspire to one day be like. Use these quotes to inspire and motivate you to move to a new level and become a better basketball coach.25

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5 Boxes Every Basketball Coach Needs To Check

Passion is something you hear a lot of people talk about. Coaches have a passion for their players and success, players have a passion to improve and become their best, business people have a passion to

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4 Ways To Create Balance As A Coach

It can be a struggle to create balance as a coach. You have to split your time between work, home and coaching your team.If you're a young coach just starting out it may seem like you have all the time

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5 Stats Every Coach Should Know

All stats aren’t created equal!We hear about points per game, assist to turnover ratio, rebounds per game, etc. These stats aren’t bad, but are they the stats that are most important to coaches? While

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Make Adjustments, Don’t Foul Your Players Out

Coaches have a decision to make when players commit fouls. Most notably, they have to decide do they leave the player in the game or have them take a seat on the bench.For some coaches they have some absolutes

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