Category Archive for: ‘Instruction’

Self-Deception: Success’s TRUE Nemesis (How to Fail, part 2a)

A decision is only as good as the information it was based on. Self-deception prevents us from correctly interpreting the data failure is trying to provide us to guide our way.

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The “Full Stop” Defense and Better Basketball’s Dynamic Defense

I’m hoping to evolve my “Full Stop” Defense with things learned from Better Basketball’s “Dynamic Defense” DVD bundle.

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How to Fail in Basketball and in Life (part 1 of 3)

Part 1 of 3: Those who understand failure’s relationship to success see failure as feedback and adjust their efforts accordingly. Those that don’t, fear failure and avoid it altogether — thus deceiving themselves into inadvertently becoming their own biggest obstacle to success.

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Teamwork is reciprocal

Usually when we preach about the importance of teamwork, what we are saying is that players have to subjugate their personal agendas for the good of the team — and that truly is an important part of teamwork. However, teamwork is reciprocal; the team should give back to each team member, as this cute video (and 3 war stories) show.

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Teaching the Read and React Offense: The Basketballogy Method (part 5 of 5)

Note: this is the 5th article in a 5-part series: Part 1: The RGB of the Read and React Offense …

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The Basketballogy Half Court Scrimmage

Basketball is a game of habits. I’m reminded of this all the time as I watch players do bone headed …

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5 motives for playing basketball

There are 5 basic motives for playing the game of basketball: For Money. Anyone who has been a fan of …

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Passing and the Read and React Offense (RGB part 4 of 5)

No matter how strong each of your 5 fingers are, they will never be able to make as powerful an impact individually as a slap, as they will together as one fist.

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Dribbling and the Read and React Offense (RGB part 3 of 5)

Ninety percent of the time you play the game of basketball, you don’t even have the ball! And you want to know a secret? Championship basketball is in the 90%.

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Spacing in the Read and React Offense (part 2 of 5)

Whenever I notice our opponent has poor spacing, and their coach isn’t doing anything about it, I smile. My job as a coach, and the job of my players, just got a lot easier on the defensive side of the floor. In fact, I’m truly reluctant to reveal the importance of spacing here for that very reason.

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