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Episode 550 – Intensity, the X-Factor

This week we’re discussing how intensity can be your team’s separator next season. In a sports culture where players are playing so many games and rewarded for individual performances over team wins, TJ and Sam discuss how you can bring intensity, energy, and effort to life in your programs.



Show Notes:

  • Intro Topic
  • Timberwolves & Anthony Edwards
  • Achieving something special
  • Competing on the defensive end
  • “I don’t coach effort & attitude”
  • Gaining skill with intensity without overtraining
  • Practice goals and design
  • More games & social media influences
  • Intensity and toughness
  • “Never stop playing hard – Never stop talking”
  • Udonis Haslem story
  • Giving your team an edge
  • Fun to coach
  • Winning players make winning plays
  • Don’t cheat it


The Read & React Offense

Become un-scoutable, create high-percentage shots, and gain a competitive edge. When mastered, the Read & React will likely score your team 10-15 more points per game.

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In 35 Minutes You’ll Learn How To…

  • Teach players to play (not A BUNCH OF plays)
    Set plays eventually come to an end or break down. Not the Read & React. I’ll show you how to how to teach your players to create their own possessions without the need for you to call set plays.
  • Play your best 5 any time
    The standard set play requires a certain 5 on the floor to fill positions. Not the Read & React. I’ll show you how to put your best 5 on the floor any time. This system allows room for every type of player.
  • Get 100% accountability from your team
    Coaches are always asking, “how do I hold my team accountable?” I’ll show you how to kill the blame game and get 100% accountability out of your team.