Power of Communication

Today’s article has been contributed by Faiz Ahmed; a basketball coach in Canada. “Communication does not always occur naturally, even among a tight-knit group of individuals. Communication must be taught

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Late Game Situations: Do you call a timeout?

Here’s the situation… Your opponent missed the front end of a 1-and-1, you corralled the ball down one (64-63) with 18 seconds remaining on the clock; and one timeout. How do you

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There are a few different philosophies when it comes to opponent scouting. Some coaches like to study every tendency of an opponent and relay that information to their players so they

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The Complete Player Pyramid

You build a complete basketball player the way you build a pyramid. It doesn’t matter how athletic a player is, if they aren’t skilled, they won’t be very good. It

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How to Deal with Energy Vampires

Courtesy of Jon Gordon. Over the years I’ve heard many stories from people who read The Energy Bus about how they dealt with Energy Vampires. Some successfully transformed them. Others let them

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8 Steps to Reverse a Negative Culture

Courtesy of Inc.com. In football, when a new leader gets hired, it’s usually because his predecessor wasn’t successful. Here’s what Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells has learned about entering

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4 Leadership Styles that Trigger Peak Performance

John C. Maxwell recently shared this post on his ‘Leadership Wired Blog’ and it is phenomenal, enjoy! Most teams don’t naturally get better on their own. Left alone, they don’t

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Scouting & Talent Evaluation Top 10

We are extremely honored to be a part of the TPG Pro Scout School for the past two years. This year’s was once again a truly remarkable learning experience. Here

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Film Breakdown Part 3: Individual Player Meetings

In my 3rd and final segment of Film Breakdown, I am going to discuss my thoughts on the important aspect of watching film with your players individually. If you happened

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61 Traits of Great Coaches

I am eternally thankful to have learned from (and continue to learn from) so many great coaches. I am honored to be a part of the coaching fraternity. Being a

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