My 4th grade basketball team is now 0-4 and isn’t improving the way I had hoped. Even so, there were some interesting things happening last night in our game that are worth talking about.
At the half, we were down 10-4 and the final score was something like 30-10. The other team had only 5 players [...]
It’s about 10 degrees outside and I just realized that it’s time to sign my daughter up for spring softball again. I’m definitely coaching again as softball is my favorite sport to coach.
I’m already developing some basic practice plans and have some ideas on how to really super-charge things this season. I’m planning on [...]
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Rebound Rules: The Art of Success 2.0
Whose Game Is It, Anyway?: A Guide to Helping Your Child Get the Most [...]
Ralph was a big yeller, always yelling at everyone and anyone. After doing a lot of thinking about my own yelling during games, I resolved yesterday to try coaching a basketball game with no yelling or screaming at all.
It was awkward and felt odd to be honest. I guess I’m just one of those guys. [...]
We had game last night and got absolutely crushed. In addition to missing 2 players we came out totally flat from holiday break. It was like all that practice we had put in was totally gone; the girls were sloppy in their dribbling and pivoting and couldn’t keep up with the other team’s fast breaks.
There is nothing like an awe inspiring gipper speech to rally the troops. As I watched the Tennessee vs. Rutgers match up this weekend, I kept thinking what Pat Summit would say at halftime. Sure enough, a NYT article pulled a terrific snippit from legendary coach Pat Summit that really made me laugh.
“The last thing [...]
I’m addicted to using video with my youth teams, but before you roll your eyes, let me tell you how simple it’s been to set up and use.
I have a tiny Flip video camera (they even have an HD one now!) and a cheap tripod. During practices and games, I just turn it on and [...]
I wanted to share this (free) resource I’ve been using for a few weeks with everyone. After reading every web site I could get my hands on and a stack of coaching books, I’ve developed a simple matrix you can use to develop your practice plans. This is designed to be modular and for you [...]