I was recently able to take advantage of a gap in the summer basketball camp season to attend a coaching clinic called “Coaching U”. This annual basketball clinic is put on by long-time NBA coach, Brendan Suhr, and Boston Celtics assistant coach, Kevin Eastman. There were a lot of ‘golden nuggets’ to leave with for both basketball coaches and basketball players. Here’s one of those nuggets from Kevin Eastman that I think holds true.
Two-time Point Guard College graduate, and Butler point guard, Ronald Nored, normally leads his team on the court, but now the college player is coaching an AAU summer travel team. If Ronald Nored ever becomes a college basketball coach, he won’t be a facsimile of Butler’s Brad Stevens.
Sam Quigley, a member of the DePaul women’s basketball team [and Point Guard College graduate], will represent DePaul at the annual BIG EAST Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Fall Meetings in Providence, R.I. The meetings bring together student-athletes from all 16 BIG EAST member institutions on Sept. 24-25 at the league’s headquarters in Providence.
No coach is immune from meddlesome parents. I don’t mean to imply that all players’ parents are problems, but every coach has had those problems and, if hearsay has any validity, I would guess that parental problems are becoming more rather than less prevalent these days.
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Some ideas worth sharing are better off left to stand on their own. I hope that this poem provides you with the fuel to drive you toward your big dreams.
A flurry of mid-season lineup changes for the Tulsa Shock continued this morning as they acquired forward Rashanda McCants from Minnesota in exchange for Alexis Hornbuckle.
Standing in front of roughly 60 students of the game, Chad Songy reflected on a not-so-memorable stretch where he shot 13 percent from 3-point range during the first eight games of his senior season at Millsaps College.
This coming from one of the top marksmen in the league just one year earlier. It boiled down to a matter of confidence — something he momentarily lost during that troubling time. But not for long.
There is no question that JU women’s basketball head coach Jill Dunn will count on senior guard Gigi Thomas as a leader this season following her completion at the Point Guard College in Carrollton, Ga. Thomas was one of 65 athletes invited to the camp which was specially designed to teach basketball players to play the game intelligently, to train purposefully, to be “coaches on the court,” and to be true leaders during games, in practice, during the off-season, and in everyday life.