Head Coach, Brian Agler, led the the Seattle Storm to an impressive Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) championship run in 2010 including and 21-0 home record. He has served as the Storm’s head coach since 2008; while also recently assuming the role of director of player personnel.
Tune in below as Coach Agler shares his thoughts on a range of topics include player development, establishing your coaching philosophy, communicating effectively with basketball players; among others.
- Things high school coaches can do to help their athletes stand out and make the transition to college basketball
- Teaching a group of basketball players in order to help them become a team
- Developing trust and “buy-in” from your basketball players
- Coach Agler’s personal basketball philosophy
- Creating an offense around your personnel or creating an offense and fitting your players into it
- Effectively communicating with star basketball players like Sue Bird and Lauren Jackson (including how to get input from players, how to challenge your star player)
- Transitioning college basketball players to the WNBA
- Areas of focus going into a WNBA Training Camp
- WNBA Practice Plan
- Philosophy behind skill development in the Seattle Storm practices
COACHES QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
- What resources have you used or recommend for learning the game of basketball and developing as a coach?
- What specifics do you see need to be worked on in skill development in the youth?
- Do you script plays? And if so, how much will you script for a game?
- What specific offense would you suggest having two back to the basket players in the post?
- Do you have any practice work for reducing turnovers?
- How do you get rookies acquainted/integrated to your team?
- What is your number #1 piece of advice for first time coaches?
- How does an AAU coach take it to the next level?
- If you had to do things over, what would you do differently?
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