Phoenix Suns Motion

Phoenix Suns Motion

The Phoenix Suns removed the interim tag from Earl Watson’s title and awarded him the head coaching position this summer. Having a full training camp Watson has the opportunity to put in the offensive sets he wants to run. The Suns have plenty of tools, a trio of young guards who can shoot and run


2016 Basketball Team Shoes

Basketball season is right around the corner and coaches everywhere are busy preparing. I remember my days as a High School Girls basketball coach and the stress that came along with trying to give the team direction when it came to “team shoes.” One season I let our captains pick our team shoe and one


FastDraw and Programax: The Ultimate Coaching Toolpack

You already know about FastDraw Play Diagramming Software, which helps you diagram and organize your plays quickly and easily (goodbye, paper napkins and yellow legal pads!). So how do you take something that is already great and make even better? By pairing it with something else that’s great in its own right, of course. Like


Look at Me Leadership

Look at Me Leadership originally posted at “The Winner’s Edge“ What makes an individual great — is it their work ethic, their natural talent, or their unwillingness to relent to adversity or failure? Could be one, could be all, could be a combination. When the individual is called upon to lead, whether by hiring, vote, or

Dec. 22, 2014 - Lakeville, MN, U.S. - MacKenzie Denk (43) during practice Monday afternoon at Lakeville North High School.    ]  JEFF WHEELER •     The Lakeville North girl's basketball team practiced Monday afternoon, December 22, 2014 at the high school. (Credit Image: � Jeff Wheeler/Minneapolis Star Tribune/ZUMA Wire)

Structuring an Effective Basketball Practice

One factor that separates great coaches from the rest of the pack is one’s ability to effectively plan and structure a practice session. A good practice is marked by clarity of purpose, proper sequencing of skills, and transfer of skills from the practice session into the game. In the article that follows, I will share a planning