Champions Welcome Unfairness

Champions don’t want to be treated like everyone else. Welcoming unfairness is one of the most useful principles in the life of any athlete. Yet I am always struck by how many…

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Take Some Thinking Out of Basketball

Basketball is a thinking game but, as a coach, one of your major responsibilities is to take as many situations as possible out of thought processes and turn them into quick…

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Growing Leaders in Your Program

Excerpted from a PGC/Glazier Coaching Clinic session in Los Angeles, CA. Tyler Coston spoke on How to Develop Leaders in Your Program. Leadership is more than just doing the right thing….

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How to Get Better at Basketball

Out there alone while the whole world seemed asleep, it was easier to roll through my mind visions of large crowds, TV cameras, and big games where the pressure was on… There’s…

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Hydration Improves Shooting Percentage?

Hydration is undervalued but every great athlete knows they have to stay hydrated. Here’s the best way to tell: When you go to the bathroom, look at your urine. If it’s…

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How to Beat a Double Team

Pressure is Just an Illusion To beat a double-team, bring three players into prime receiving position, six to ten feet from the ball, spread out. With two men on the ball,…

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Why do we have to go to school?

Can’t I just focus on Basketball? Hey, why should you have to study geometry? You’ll never need that stuff. I’ve heard kids say that their fathers sold insurance and never once used…

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How to Plan for Success on the Court

Scientific experimentation has shown conclusively the value of setting goals. If you have to prepare and mail a thousand letters, and if someone else who works exactly like you has to…

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How to Approach an Injury

No injury is truly crippling unless you let it cripple your mind. Injuries, unfortunately, are a part of sports and a part of life. If you talk with any group of…

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Give Your Players the Opportunity to Lead

Don’t Dominate the Action at Every Minute I recall my father/coach yelling at me during practice, exasperated that our team had no leadership. No doubt, at times like that I had failed…

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Who is Overjoyed at the Thought of Conditioning?

Few athletes are overjoyed at the thought of conditioning. It’s tough. It’s demanding. It causes pain. But everyone has to do it.   Conditioning is crucial to success in every sport. The…

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