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10 Traits of Coaches’ Favorite Players Posted with permission from PGCBasketball Do Coaches Play Favorites? Have you ever thought your coach or your child’s coach was playing favorites? In the coaching profession you often hear many complaints. In basketball, one complaint that particularly sticks out is playing favorites. Do coaches play favorites? Yes they do. Coaches do play favorites. I play my favorite players ...

Beware of Great Plays GREAT PLAYERS DON’T MAKE GREAT PLAYS —Excerpted from the book, “Stuff Good Players Should Know” by Dick DeVenzio Posted with permission from PGCBasketball Beware of great plays. Common sense might seem to tell you that great plays are what make the difference between a good player and a mediocre player. But most coaches would disagree. More often, they would ...

End of Summer–Beginning of Future! This article was written and contributed by Scott Rosberg At Wal-Marts, Targets, JC Penneys, and just about every other department store out there, the signs are plastered all over the place – BACK TO SCHOOL! While those three words conjure up all kinds of feelings for just about everybody who reads them, one thing they always ...

5 Habits That Turn Off College Coaches This post was written for PGC Basketball by Sam Allen.  Sam is the Director of the Essentials courses on the PGC summer tour, Coordinator for PGC/Glazier Coaches Clinics, and runs Blue Collar Basketball, focusing on team and individual training and basketball strength and conditioning. Whether you are a high school or a college coach, perhaps your players could ...

6 Ways to Be Coachable This article was written by Mason Waters and posted on The Coaching Toolbox with his permission It first appeared on Medium.com Players, coaches want you to be successful. As a coach, I know I can say that honestly. I want my players to be successful. I really do. And I could care less about the ‘glory’ of it, if anyone ...

You Can’t Do That! This article was written and contributed by Scott Rosberg My most recent post in my series on the “Coach as Teacher” was titled “There is Power in Your Words.” While today’s post is not in the realm of “Coach as Teacher,” it does fit into the concept of the Power of our Words, so it is ...

There is Power in Your Words This article was written and contributed by Scott Rosberg There is power in the words we speak. Our words carry great weight for those to whom we say them. However, the words alone are not what make them powerful. It is our intention, our tone, our inflection, and our desired outcome of speaking those words that ...

Coaching Basketball: Earn the Right to Win This post was written by Bert DeSalvo on his Basketball Coaching Blog, Expressions from the Hardwood Earn the Right to Win Tom Coughlin Notes taken by Bert DeSalvo, @CoachDeSalvo Introduction – Prepare to Win “Achieving any goal begins with through preparation.” (p. 2) “Having a structure to rely on means that when my teams have reached our goal, we can look ...

Coaching Basketball: Positivity Facts The videos on this post is courtesy of Scott Savor of Secrets in Sports. He conducts workshops on leadership, motivation, and mental training. I previously posted some thoughts from Scott on Increasing Players’ Focus and Motivation You can follow Scott on Twitter at https://twitter.com/secretsinsports If you would like to contact him, you can also call/or text him at: ...

Controlling the “Controllables” The following article was written by Juan Pablo Favero of San Diego State University.  It was originally published in The NSCAA Soccer Journal The hope is that these ideas can be modified to the needs of your program, and shared with your athletes. I hope it stimulates thought and discussion among your coaching staff as to ...

Coaching Basketball Dedication Games This video on this post is courtesy of Scott Savor of Secrets in Sports. He conducts workshops on leadership, motivation, and mental training. I previously posted some thoughts from Scott on Increasing Players’ Focus and Motivation You can follow Scott on Twitter at https://twitter.com/secretsinsports If you would like to contact him, you can also call/or text him at: ...

A Season of Significance Guest post from Scott Rosberg Basketball seasons are winding down all across the country. This is a time of great excitement and anticipation, as teams prepare for their post-season tournaments with dreams and goals of an eventual state championship. However, it is also a time of reflection for coaches and athletes alike. Late in a season we ...

The Easy and the Hard Editor’s Note from Brian: I have had this in my files for around 20 years and feel that it is definitely worth sharing.  I think it is good advice for all of us, regardless of our age! Written by Beverly Heirich. We all have the same questions: Why is life so tough? Well, there’s an answer to ...

Leadership Notes for Basketball Coaches Sharing some notes that I have taken recently from some of my favorite leadership sources. Some of them, I hope you can use for yourself and your staff, others for your players, and most of them for both groups! As with all of my posts, I am sure that you won’t agree with everything that is ...

Thankful for Teachers, Coaches, and Leaders in Our Lives Thankful for Teachers, Coaches, and Leaders in Our Lives by Scott Rosberg The posts I am writing this month when we celebrate Thanksgiving revolve around the concept of things we have to be thankful for. Last week I wrote a more personal post about things and people for which I am thankful. Today I want to ask ...

My Name is Coach Scott Rosberg – 2015 My son, Morgan, calls me, “Dad.” It is my favorite name that I am called. I love hearing him call me “Dad.” I also realize that it is the most important name that I am called. While to just about everyone else in the world my name is “Scott,” I am “Dad” ...

Covenants for Teams and Coaches Covenants for Teams and Coaches Scott Rosberg – 2015 Last week I wrote about “Intentionally Creating Your Culture.” (Click here for a link to that post) In that post I talked about the concept of “Core Covenants” that Proactive Coaching’s Bruce Brown discusses in his booklet “First Steps to Successful Teams” – www.proactivecoaching.info. Today I am ...

Coaching Basketball: Intentionally Creating Your Culture Intentionally Create Your Culture Scott Rosberg – 2015 Have you ever been part of a great team? What made it that way? Was there a special bond among teammates? Was it a place of high energy and strong trust?  Did you win a lot? For most of us who have been on some great teams in our ...

Coaching Basketball: Administration of the Lockerroom Submitted by by Coach John Kimble CoachJohnKimble.com Formerly of Crestview (FL) High School See him on Twitter @CoachJohnKimble This article was originally written for Winning Hoops Game Days are the MOST important days of the entire basketball season both for players as well as coaches. For the players, all of the preseason conditioning, the off-season weight-lifting, the summer league games, ...

10 Strategies to Help Coaches And Athletes Defeat Adversity 10 strategies to help coaches and athletes defeat adversity By Juan Pablo Favero, San Diego State University Originally published on the Coach and Athletic Director site and republished with permission of both parties. It’s frustrating for athletes when they’re running on fumes, feeling like they have nothing more to give and that no matter what they do there ...

Coaching Basketball: Coaching Nuggets These basketball coaching thoughts came from Army Men’s Assistant Zak Boisvert’s PickandPop.net site. Got a chance to spend some time talking/studying some some great coaches this past month. Below are the favorite things I stole: Billy Donovan, Oklahoma City Thunder Head Coach: Character from outside the lines drives winning inside the lines. Flip Saunders, Minnesota Timberwolves Head Coach: ...

Coaching Basketball: Leading with Emotional Intelligence Clinic Notes from: These are some of the notes presented by Matt Doherty at a PGC/Glazier Basketball coaching Clinic. Matt is the former Head Coach at Notre Dame, North Carolina, Florida Atlantic, and Southern Methodist. He currently is a scout for the Indiana Pacers. If you want the best in basketball education, then you need to attend ...

Basketball Players Who are Great Leaders… This article was posted by Quinn McDowell, founder of Arete Hoops. Quinn played basketball at Archbishop Moeller High School (Cincinnati, OH), 4 years at the College of William and Mary, 1 season in the NBA D-League, and 2 years as a professional in Australia. Arete Hoops is dedicated to helping people of various ages, backgrounds, ...

Coaching Basketball: Life Balance The videos on this post are courtesy of Scott Savor of Secrets in Sports. He conducts workshops on leadership, motivation, and mental training. I previously posted some thoughts from Scott on Increasing Players’ Focus and Motivation The first video lists 5 strategies to help you win without destroying yourself and others along the journey. The second video ...

Coaching Basketball: Increasing Focus and Motivation Clinic Notes from: These are some of the notes presented at last spring’s PGC/Glazier Basketball coaching Clinic in Chicago. If you want the best in basketball education, then you need to attend the PGC/Glazier Basketball Clinics this Spring! They’ve changed the coaching clinic game forever with more topics, superior speakers, and a staff pass that includes unlimited ...

Leadership Notes for Basketball Programs These are a few of my takeaways from my latest reading on Texas A & M women’s assistant Bob Starkey’s HoopThoughts. If it is not on your regular reading list, I recommend to add it. There are great articles on all aspects of coaching basketball. From his articles on Kevin Eastman Special players hold themselves ...

Coaching Basketball Hubie Brown on Practice Intensity Some thoughts from Hall of Fame Coach Hubie Brown: 1) Developing practice intensity 2) 5 Things to do in a timeout 3) Handling traps These three videos were taken from Coach Lee DeForest’s Hubie Brown 9 hour video clinic. You can find out more about it by clicking here: Hubie Brown Video Clinic Please make sure your sound is on ...

Summer Coaching Notes Mike Neighbors University Washington Women’s Head Coach. These are just some random notes that I have taken at various clinics, coaching conversations, and other random talks with colleagues. These are from Bob Wilson at the Vanguard University Coaches Summit: Intentional teaching: everything you do should be intentional. Not reactionary. Teaching should have a purpose and a plan. When ...

13 Ways to be More Coachable This article was written by Lindsey Wilson. Lindsey is the Co-Founder of Positive Performance Mental Training Zone. Lindsey played basketball at Iowa State and then played professionally overseas. She has been teaching, writing and speaking about mental training for the last 6 years. I hope you can find a few points that you can share with ...

Lessons Learned from the 2015 NBA Playoffs Both basketball coaches and basketball players can learn a lot from watching the NBA playoffs. it is fun to just relax and watch their talent and their competitive drive. But, for players and coaches who want to improve themselves, there are a lot of lessons to be learned that you can apply ...