Have you ever experienced any of the following?
- Losing season
- Remedial-skilled players
- Me players, instead of we players
- Limited practice time
- Challenging parents
- Made bad or no in-game adjustments
- Ran incoherent practice plans
Guess what? I’ve experienced all of them. I’ve had (several) losing seasons. I’ve had to coach players, who literally just started playing and had no skill. I’ve had players more interested in their stats than in the team’s success.
I recall coaching an AAU basketball team and only being able to practice once per week for an hour (on half court). I’ve had parents berate me in the middle and end of games. I’ve coached games and didn’t know what in-game adjustments to make. In my early days of coaching, my practice plans were at best a guesstimate. Terrible feeling!
I knew I had lots of work to do. Over the last 25 years, I’ve purchased and studied 100's of basketball books and DVDs.
I’ve attended dozens of coach’s clinics.
I’ve been mentored by several college-level coaches (to whom I’m forever grateful).
In addition, I’ve coached over a 1,000+ games (at the recreation, travel, AAU, Junior Varsity and Varsity levels) and have skill developed over 3,000+ kids.
I’m in love with the game of basketball and the impact a coach may have on the youth! It’s truly a great feeling!
My mission is to help as many basketball coaches worldwide become elite at their craft and make a difference with the youth (on and off the court)!
Ask yourself, as a coach, are you ready to go to the next level in any of the following areas?
- Impact on the youth (for life success)
- Basketball culture (for long term success)
- Offensive & defensive sets
- Player skill development
- Parent & player communication
- In-game adjustments
- Practice plan structure
If so, then it’s time to get your coaching grove on! Get that feeling of being in complete control of your craft!