There are 8,000,000 high school athletes … and only 480,000 will end up playing in the NCAA. So enjoy your high school experience! Don’t be tempted to only focus on “getting to college.”
It is fascinating to see North Korea tweak the scoring rules of basketball. And why not? It sure would create some interest & new strategies. Not sure if these rules will trickle back to North America, but maybe it will catch on!
NORTH KOREA’S BASKETBALL SCORING RULES:
- Dunks are worth three points (up from two)
- Field goals in the final three minutes of the game are worth eight points (up from two)
- Three-pointers are worth four if the ball doesn’t touch the rim
- A point is deducted for missed free throws
… well, he is pretty young still!
We’ve known Coach David Dickson for many years and he recently mentioned the book InSideOut Coaching & the idea of transformational coaching. Youth basketball is struggling in many ways & at times we lose sight of “the why” of sports. So we asked Coach Dickson:
When in your career did you discover transformational coaching?
And why do you think it resonated with you?
Discovered ilovetowatchyouplay.com recently and wanted to connect you with the site.
They say “No matter how good your child is or isn’t at playing sports, according to a survey conducted over 30 years by two coaches and athletic administrators what young athletes want to hear most from their parents after a sporting event is,“I love to watch you play.”
Read full article at ThriveOnChallenge.com
We asked Aaron Dickson, “Should my child do multiple sports or focus on a single sport?” … check out his response. https://www.tourney.life/should-you-let-your-child-specialize-in-one-sport/
Keep in mind the research does present some cautions on specializing.
- Student Athletes Who Specialize Early Are Injured More Often
- Don’t focus on single sport too early, experts say
When it does come time to specialize, two suggestions:
- Make sure your child actually WANTS to specialize. Don’t make it YOUR priority.
- Create a balanced training program so your child’s body strength and agility develops in a healthy way.
This article taken from Coach Mac. Check out more of what he offers at: https://www.basketballforcoaches.com
We’ve all heard it before, “talk on defense” or “let’s hear you talking”. Coach Mac says “The smartest basketball coaches on the planet understand the importance of communication.” But we often don’t train players on the precise words to use.
“Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication” – Mike Krzyzewski
“If you’re not talking, you’re not playing defense” – Doc Rivers
“Not talking on the floor is the least recognized form of selfishness but maybe the most dangerous to your team having success” – Tom Crean
Check out Coach Mac’s guide the Championship Coaching Course. It includes both Man-to-Man Defensive Guide (includes drills + practice plans + 136-pages) and 30 Team Defense Drills (69-pages).
Blockbuster Video was on top of the world in 2004 when a small startup called Netflix approached them and offered to sell the company to them for $50 million. Blockbuster laughed. Today, Blockbuster Video is bankrupt, Netflix is worth tens of billions, and it is changing the way entertainment is created and delivered. The lesson for us coaches?
WE NEVER KNOW IT ALL. WE MUST BE ALWAYS LEARNING AND ADAPTING OR SOMEONE WILL PASS US BY!
This week, Coach Reed has written a great blog for our coaches out there. Are you a Netflix coach, or are you a Blockbuster coach, and has provided some practical tips for making sure you are on top of your coaching game.
Full Ride Hoops provides some insights into earning a scholarship.
Getting a basketball scholarship gets more difficult every year. Thousands of players across the globe are trying to earn a scholarship to a college or university. Continue reading “Check out the 2018 Fall Showcase series”