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Three Lies in Youth Sports

Three lies are everywhere in youth sports. As a parent or a coach, ask yourself if you are guilty of believing them.  1) More is better.  I understand why we believe this, but we have to be careful how far we take it. It seems to me that most people are convinced that...

The Best Teacher In Basketball

The shot-clock is the best teacher of offensive basketball ever conceived by man.  The more I watch basketball at every level of play, the more I believe that this statement is universally true. It is a key that unlocks a thousand developmental doors. I am going to...

Teaching for the Future

I want to get back to blogging here with  a simple post. A question keeps returning to mind.  Will what we teach our kids about the nature of the game help them play it better (or at all) in 5-8 years?  It's not as simple as you might think. I am not just talking...

Real Situations Teach Best

Here's a simple recap of what I posted last week put in another way.  Great, simple decisions are not easy to consistently make.  The pros are the pros, because they play more and, in turn, make the same sorts of decisions more than anyone else. Defense and offense....

How to Teach How to Play

We began our Halfcourt 3-on-3 'League' last week. As I have told many, it is one of my favorites. Kids are empowered to play and they have a ton of opportunities to touch the ball in legitimate basketball situations. If you watch carefully, you will find that they are...

The Best Teacher In Basketball

The shot-clock is the best teacher of offensive basketball ever conceived by man.  The more I watch basketball at every level of play, the more I believe that this statement is universally true. It is a key that unlocks a thousand developmental doors. I am going to...

Teaching for the Future

I want to get back to blogging here with  a simple post. A question keeps returning to mind.  Will what we teach our kids about the nature of the game help them play it better (or at all) in 5-8 years?  It's not as simple as you might think. I am not just talking...

Real Situations Teach Best

Here's a simple recap of what I posted last week put in another way.  Great, simple decisions are not easy to consistently make.  The pros are the pros, because they play more and, in turn, make the same sorts of decisions more than anyone else. Defense and offense....

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Three Lies in Youth Sports

Three lies are everywhere in youth sports. As a parent or a coach, ask yourself if you are guilty of believing them.  1) More is better. ...

The Best Teacher In Basketball

The shot-clock is the best teacher of offensive basketball ever conceived by man.  The more I watch basketball at every level of play, the...

Teaching for the Future

I want to get back to blogging here with  a simple post. A question keeps returning to mind.  Will what we teach our kids about the nature...

Real Situations Teach Best

Here's a simple recap of what I posted last week put in another way.  Great, simple decisions are not easy to consistently make.  The pros...

How to Teach How to Play

We began our Halfcourt 3-on-3 'League' last week. As I have told many, it is one of my favorites. Kids are empowered to play and they have...

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