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One Simple Way to Radically Impact 2016

One Simple Way to Radically Impact 2016

We all love a fresh start. A clean slate. There’s something energizing about flipping the calendar over to January. A number of years ago during my life coach training, my instructor (Lynn Meinke) shared the following exercise with our class and I’ve been using it ever since. It’s a thoughtful way to take stock of

NCAA Basketball, 2015: Duke Blue Devils guard Derryck Thornton #12 in action during the Duke Blue Devils opening practice in Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC. Reagan Lunn/CSM(Credit Image: � Reagan Lunn/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Motion Offense – Practice Design And Structure

Tips for planning and structuring highly connected daily practice plans for read-based motion offense.   Motion Offense is about decision making. Players must learn to read defenders, teammates, screens and spacing and make corresponding decisions. Developing that ability requires a motion offense centered practice to look quite different from traditional practices. With sets and continuities,

Oct. 7, 2014 - Oct. 7, 2014 - Basketball Berlin 07.10.2014 NBA Preseason Saison 2014/2015 San Antonio Spurs Training Kawhi Leonard Trainer Gregg Popovich....Basketball Berlin 07 10 2014 NBA Preseason Season 2014 2015 San Antonio Spurs Training Kawhi Leonard team manager Gregg Popovich (Credit Image: � Imago/ZUMA Wire)

Two Questions to Help You Create the Team Culture You Want

“Two Questions to Help You Create the Team Culture You Want” by Stephanie Zonars was originally published by The latest buzzword when it comes to leading teams is “culture.” Everyone is talking about it, but what’s it really mean?  In its simplest form, “culture” represents how groups of people function. Whether a family, team, business or organization

March 7, 2015 - Columbia, South Carolina, U.S. - Midland Valley head coach Mark Snelgrove gets a hug from #12 Tayler Wade following Midland Valley's 62-56 win over AC Flora in the South Carolina Class AAA High School Championship game, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Columbia, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF (Credit Image: © Todd Bennett/Staff/The Augusta Chronicle/ZUMA Wire)

Thankful to Be Called Coach

This past summer, I started my blog. One of my first posts was called “My Name is Coach.” That post has been making its way around various coaching blogs and sites for the last few months, and I am very grateful to everyone for their kind words about it. In that post, I talked about

Oct. 15, 2015 - Charlotte, NC, USA - Charlotte head basketball coach Mark Price, middle, talks with his team at half court prior to the Green and White scrimmage on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, at Halton Arena in Charlotte, N.C. (Credit Image: � Jeff Siner/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

Drills to Start Practice

Coaches are always looking for effective drills to start practice. Drills at the beginning of practice should get the players loose and prepare them for the mental and physical grind of a typical practice. The start of practice is also a great time to work on fundamentals such as dribbling, passing, footwork, and shooting. I

March 7, 2015 - Morgantown, WV, US - Oklahoma State Cowboys head coach TRAVIS FORD tries to get the attention of an official (not pictured) during the basketball game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and West Virginia Mountaineers played at the Coliseum in Morgantown, WV. (Credit Image: © Ken Inness/ZUMA Wire)

NCAA Horns Action

One of the most popular alignments to run offense from is the Horns set. Take a look at some popular NCAA Horns action! The Horns set is sweeping the basketball universe. The video features several offensive actions run from this popular alignment. These sets are from the 2014-2015 season, but Horns promises to be widely