As a coach, you always want to put your team in position to win, help your players develop and grow, and just be successful. We spoke to arguably one of the best and most influential high school coaches, in Team USA U17 head man Don Showalter, and he gladly shared his coaching secrets with us. Continue reading “Interview: Secrets to high school coaching with team USA U17 Don Showalter” »
If there’s one thing that coach Nick George knows how to teach better than many coaches in youth basketball, that would be EFFORT. He built his professional and international career as a hustle guy who would outwork everyone on the court. But teaching effort isn’t easy.
Effort is brought into practice from the very first training session. The reason why coaches like Nick George love testing their players with conditioning workouts first up in the season is that they:
1. Measure how much effort players put in the off-season
2. Set the tone for the season ahead
If your players kill these workouts- then you’ve got a great season coming up. If not… then they better be prepared to put in the work. So keep reading for some coaching pointers from our interview with coach George, or click here to fast forward straight to the 3 annotated practice plans!
Take on the summer with this no equipment high intensity outdoor workout. Coach Nick George shows you how to make use of stairs and benches to get yourself physically prepared for next season.
No access to training facilities? No problem! You can still develop areas of your game by working out at home.
Here’s a list of the exercises including reps x sets. This is a very challenging workout so be sure to adjust the reps/sets to a level that will allow you to execute correctly. Starting out you may want to lower your reps/sets and increase them as you develop.
February is the start of basketball playoffs. Ever wondered how to motivate your players to perform when the pressure’s on?
That’s why this week we’ve reached out to 5 of our expert coaching partners for advice. Click on each link to get advice for the age group you coach:
– AAU Coach Ryan Holliday (for u11 teams)
– Team USA Coach Don Showalter (for u16 teams)
– NBA Skills Coach and 2011 Coach of the USA Pan Americas Games team, Don Kelbick (for u16 teams)
– Coach Nick George, former Team GB International (for u18 teams)
– Wisconsin State Championship Coach Steve Collins (for u18 teams)
I’ve outlined the appropriate age groups for each coaches advice, but no matter what category you coach in, each section will have some insights inside for you!