I just finished reading Rick Pitino’s latest book “Rebound Rules.” I was looking for some inspiration in both my professional and coaching life and found it here. This is a breezy read for those of us who read a lot of self help books, much of what Pitino talks about is well-tread in other books.
At a recent holiday party, the conversation turned to one couples son (age 9, I’ll call him Joe, not his real name) who is playing recreation level basketball. Joe is on a team with a capable coach who runs terrific drills and keeps practices a lot of fun (according to his parents).
The problem lays unfortunately [...]
It all seems to come back to fundamentals. I took an hour today and went to see the local high school girls team play and was surprised, but happy to hear the head coach really focusing on the fundamentals.
More than once, I heard him tell his girls to “box out” and to get their arms [...]
As a coach, I’m extremely supportive, but extremely vocal. Someone asked me recently if I had noticed that the amount of yelling a coach does drops dramatically as you get to higher and higher playing levels. Some college basketball coaches don’t say a word during games. I hadn’t ever though it it like that (and [...]
That feeling you had when you told your kid “Sure kid, I’ll coach your team” is now long gone and you find yourself sitting at the coaches meeting in the dead of winter. All you can think of is that you haven’t thought much about whatever sport it is you volunteered for since you were [...]
If you care about being a great coach, listen to this:
This is a recording of an interview and transcript that we [Breakthrough Basketball] conducted with Coach Don Kelbick.
Don has tremendous experience and knowledge about the game. He was a college head coach and a college assistant for 25 years. Currently, he trains numerous NBA players, [...]
Welcome to my new “Coaching Youth Sports” blog. This blog is being written for 2 reasons. I had been keeping a blog over on Weplay but decided to use Blogger to get more flexibility and options.
First, I’m addicted to coaching youth sports teams and want to document the experience so that I can continue to [...]