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Jon Sanderson

Michigan Basketball: Preparing for Success – No Matter What

Michigan Basketball: Preparing for Success – No Matter What

University of Michigan Men’s Basketball – From a Plane Crash to a Big 10 Championship to the Sweet 16   Four tips from University of Michigan Men’s Basketball Strength Coach, Jon Sanderson, that have again contributed to their late season run. For the casual fan, the crescendo toward a National Champion and One Shining Moment

Josh Hart

East Region – Josh Hart Jumpstops

The East Region #1 Seed Villanova Wildcats are lead by senior guard Josh Hart and his powerful jumpstops.  The top seed in the East Region belongs to the defending national champion Villanova Wildcats (31-3, Big East Champions). The ‘Cats are lead by senior guard Josh Hart (18.9 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 3.1 apg) and Hart may

Ball Screen

Ball Screen And Roll Shooting

Ball Screen and Roll Shooting – A teaching and shooting drill to introduce wing ball screen progressions. The wing ball screen is a common way to create an advantage for the ball handler, the roll man or a third player. Increasingly, teams are running the wing ball screen directly from transition offense with an empty

UNM Practice

Maximizing Your Minutes in Practice – The First 40

Yes, “we talkin’ ’bout practice,” as our good friend AI would say. I am by no means an expert on planning practice, but I think a few things are basic truths, especially at the high school level. This post is designed to help coaches in these situations maximize their practice. There is a lack of

Geno Auriemma

The Perils Of Confirmation Bias In Coaching

Coaches can be blind to opportunities to advance their teams and programs by falling victim to Confirmation Bias. Like Survivorship Bias, Confirmation Bias is an example of a cognitive bias which leads coaches to make irrational decisions. Confirmation Bias is the tendency to listen only to information that confirms one’s beliefs or preconceptions. It is

Tony Bennett

Survivorship Bias In Coaching

First in a series on Cognitive Biases and how they can impact our decision making as coaches. Simply put, Cognitive Biases are thinking errors. They are flaws in judgement that everyone is susceptible to. Marketers, salesmen, the media and politicians depend on our unawareness of these biases to sell their products, services and messages. We

Skills and Drills: ADVANCED PARTNER WORKOUT

Skills and Drills: ADVANCED PARTNER WORKOUT

Dr. Dish is extremely excited to drop another great workout that incorporates shooting off the dribble, ball-handling and also competitive shooting. It’s very important to make sure that you’re training smart and game-like when you’re practicing because it will properly prepare you for when it truly matters. It’s great to get in the gym and workout

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