Basketball Blog: Coach Don Meyer’s Three Rules

During a court side interview during the 1st Annual Don Meyer Classic on ESPNU, Coach Meyer shared these three rules that he demanded of all all his players and coaches.

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Life Lessons with Coach Don Meyer

It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to meet a true basketball coaching legend. I had that very privilege recently when I shared a meal and time with the tremendous basketball coach and human being, Don Meyer. Coach Meyer is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA men’s basketball history and recently retired as head coach at Northern State University. More impressive than his coaching accomplishments has been the storied journey he’s gone through in battling cancer and a horrific car accident.

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Point Guard College Basketball Instructor Holds Court in Kenya

From Rookie of the Year to two-time MVP, Dave Burnett was a fixture on the University of Waterloo men’s basketball team for five seasons. Now, he’s taking his skills and experience to the streets of Nairobi, Kenya, where he’ll volunteer at a basketball program in one of the city’s most troubled neighborhoods.

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I Wish I Woulda

As a basketball teacher-coach who has spent a great amount of time on court these past few weeks training basketball players to prepare for their season, I’ve come to realize that I do have a few regrets from my years of training. I share them so you can re-consider what you’re doing these next few weeks as you prepare for try-outs and the first basketball games of the season.

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How This Tiny Thing Separates Good Teams From Bad Ones

Season after season, teams called “great” get four or five or even 10 victories a year by only a few points over teams called “mediocre” or “bad.” Think about that. A few points, a couple of plays, a missed rebound, a loose ball, a low percentage shot someplace instead of one more pass and a higher percentage shot. How do some some people win consistently (by a few points) while others lose consistently (often only by a few points, too)?

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11 Smart Tips for Assistant Basketball Coaches

Here are some thoughts from Boston Celtics assistant basketball coach, Kevin Eastman, about the role and responsibilities of assistant basketball coaches. There are some ideas that hold true for all levels of basketball coaches, basketball players, and parents as well.

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Indiana University Senior, Whitney Lyndsay, Gains Edge at Point Guard College

Indiana senior Whitney Lindsay was one of 32 female participants, joining 11 other point guards who played in the 2010 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, at the Point Guard College’s “College Athlete” Session from Aug. 9-13, 2010, at Emmanuel College in Boston.

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Basketball Coaching Clinic Notes – Part 3

Here’s the third instalment of my series of random coaching nuggets that contain some more notes that I’ve collected from great basketball coaches and speakers over the last few years.

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