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Employee Spotlight – NcKell Copeland

Employee Spotlight – NcKell Copeland

In this FastModel X’s and O’s feature, we’re excited to introduce our Senior Account Manager, NcKell Copeland. A retired hooper with 13 years of DI coaching experience and a passion for helping our FastModel coaches, NcKell heads up our sales efforts in women’s basketball. Here’s her story: What’s your hometown? San Jose, CA How many

4 Keys to Developing Mental Toughness

“Mental toughness is having the natural or developed psychological edge that enables you to generally cope better than your opponents with the many demands (competition, training, lifestyle); specifically, be more consistent and better than your opponents in remaining determined, focused, confident, and in control under pressure.”* The late John Wooden once said, “You can’t have

Pregame Visualization Techniques to Improve Performance

Visualization in sports and athletic performance has become more common over the last several decades. Teams and players have been using it to help clear their minds, think positively, review the game and improve performance. Athletes such as Carli Lloyd and Lindsey Vonn, actor Will Smith and even Oprah Winfrey have been known to use

How to Export and Share Plays from FastDraw and PlayBank

We live in a social world these days, there’s no doubt about it. People love to share their every idea, emotion and creation. Certainly, there are positives and negatives to this – let’s focus on the positive! Sharing is a natural part of the coaching world as well, everything from plays, philosophies, training – you name it.

The New Era of Basketball Stats: Balancing Analytics and the Eye Test

The Myth of Advanced Stats When I tell people outside of the world of basketball of my experience in “basketball analytics” they often have no idea what that means. I used to explain that it’s like “Moneyball” but for basketball. I’m increasingly hesitant to use this analogy though, because I’ve realized “Moneyball” presents a false

FastDraw: The Ultimate PROGRAM Tool

Tips and creative uses for FastDraw as a program tool for developing top-to-bottom program alignment.  In many hours of counseling basketball coaches, a common struggle I hear is lack of program alignment. There are many factors that may inhibit this from situation to situation, but it often is the fault of the head coach for not having

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