Employee Spotlight – Jimmy Polet

In this FastModel X’s and O’s feature, we’re excited to introduce Jimmy Polet, our Client Services Manager & DII/DIII Account Manager. Have you ever written a support ticket to FastModel Sports? There’s a good chance Jimmy had a hand in helping to quickly solve your problem and get you back to your play diagrams, scouting

Drew Hanlen, Tony Miller, A Quick Timeout Podcast, basketball, coaching, player development, skill development

Drew Hanlen’s Essentials for Skill Development

Drew Hanlen, NBA skills trainer and Pure Sweat Basketball‘s CEO, shares his thoughts on the most important characteristics of a player development coach, how to organize a workout, and the necessary skills for succeeding in today’s game. The following are excerpts from A Quick Timeout Podcast. Listen to the entire interview or subscribe on Apple

Employee Spotlight – Brett Hartig

In this FastModel X’s and O’s feature, we’re excited to introduce Brett Hartig, the mastermind behind all of our data organization. In his near decade with the company, Brett has managed over a half trillion records of data and played a significant role with the success of FastScout and the launch of FastRecruit. Here is his story:

Four WNBA Plays To Run With Your Team

Let’s honor the 2019 WNBA season and its first-class talent by rolling that same energy into your 2019-2020 hoops season.  This year, ladies across the league showed us that representation matters. Through unmatched leadership and outstanding gameplay on the court, to using their voice and individuality to raise awareness around the game’s most sensitive topics

Employee X’s & O’s – Daniel Oakes

The secret is out: we have a thing for X’s and O’s. X’s and O’s are the foundation of our preparation both on the court, and here in our Chicago-based HQ. In your case, your X’s and O’s may be your team – in ours, it’s our employees. In both cases, we arrange our X’s

Defeating Choice-Supportive Bias

Coaches: Is Choice-Supportive Bias plaguing your ability to make good decision and move on from bad ones? Read more on Cognitive Biases and how they relate to coaching: Action Bias Pitfalls The Impact of Optimism Bias Avoiding Outcome Bias The Perils of Confirmation Bias Survivorship Bias in Coaching As coaches, we have all made decisions that we have

Five Possessions: Villanova Fundamental Skills

#FivePossessions – Five curated possessions from the Villanova Wildcats where they demonstrate their exquisite brand of fundamental soundness. Powered by immaculate spacing, sweet shooting, a lethal drive-and-kick game and exquisite fundamentals, the Villanova Wildcats have captured two recent NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships. A slightly different cast of characters won each of those two titles,

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