1 Question to Ask All Your Players Dec 03, 2022

Psychological safety has become a mainstream phrase and concept, and rightfully so, because it's essential to creating an environment that maximizes the development of the individual and the team.

But how can a coach actually build a psychological safety?

There are some really...

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5 Priorities for Your First Practice Jun 30, 2022

Getting the first practice right with a new team is critical!

I recently took over a new team and we had our first practice together. 

Here are 5 things to prioritize in your first practice with a new team...

#1: Learn Names

Don't coach a player up until you at least know...

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1 Question Every Coach Should ask their Team Jun 23, 2022
It's common practice among coaches to establish a list of non-negotiables, or coach standards, and share those with their team. 

But, before you share your non-negotiables with your team, you should ask them one question...

In Week 1 of our Summer Coaching Series, my friend, JP...

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3 Simple Ways to Support Your Athletes Jun 13, 2022

One of the primary responsibilities of a coach is to both challenge and support their players.

Most coaches have no issue challenging their players and teams. However, many coaches struggle to provide real, meaningful support to their athletes.

But if we really want to have a...

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What comes first, togetherness or success? Dec 01, 2021

Does your team have to succeed to come together?

or

Does your team have to come together to succeed? 

 

For most teams, they’ll only experience deep connection and togetherness when the circumstances are in their favor. 

When the shots are falling, the ball bounces your way,...

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The Real Reason Your Team Can't Execute in Games Nov 23, 2021

The real reason your team can’t execute in games is because…

they forget!

When players fail to execute a play, concept, or action, often as coaches we assume it is either…

  1. a lack of focus
  2. a lack of effort

Sure, there are some instances where this is the case. 

But...

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N.A.T.O. & The Signal vs. The Noise Nov 23, 2021
N.A.T.O. = Not Attached To Outcome
 
In the summer of 2019, I had the opportunity to be an observing Coach at a PGC (Point Guard College) basketball camp. It was a phenomenal experience, and I highly recommend it to all coaches (regardless of sport).
 
A key concept that I...
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