Continuing our series of player pitfalls, today we discuss one of the most common areas coaches told us they believe players can improve upon, with that being how players handle trips to road games. Coaches and players need to be on the same page in their demeanor when traveling to road games, and we believe this will be a very helpful conversation starter for teams across the country.
Archives for January 2018
One of the most important aspects of coaching is to know when to push certain buttons with your team, whether that be asking even more of them or pulling back the intensity for a short time. Today Adam and TJ share how you can decipher these situations to get the most from your team.
With questions coming from our hustlers around the subject of how to handle large leads in games by demonstrating proper coaching etiquette, we bring you a conversation with thoughts that will help you decipher how to act in these situations. When to pull your starters, pull back on a full court press, and tweaking your offense are some of the topics covered in Episode 168.
We’re back with part 2 of our player pitfalls series where we discuss areas players can improve based on direct feedback from coaches. Today we focus on something that isn’t talked about very much but can be a major distraction for players, with that being looking into the stands during games. Whether players are concerned with who may or may not be in attendance or receiving coaching from a parent, this habit may not be in players best interest when it comes to staying focused during big moments.
Stemming from a powerful concept in a book Adam recently read, today we share a 3 step practice that will help take your communication to a new level.
Coaches can be quick to micro-manage their players, which at times may interrupt the learning and development capabilities of the players. Today we share a discussion about when to step in and instruct and when to step back and allow your players to learn through their mistakes.
In a recent poll we ran on twitter we asked coaches about the pitfalls they see in players today. One of the most common responses we received was about eye contact from players, and in today’s player episode Adam and TJ share the importance of great eye contact as well as how players can improve this skill.