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  5. Be Precise: Praise vs. Acknowledgement
  6. 3 Phases Of Offense When Playing With A Shot Clock
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  1. Closeouts vs. Contesting
  2. Basketball is NOT Basketball
  3. The Iceberg Illusion & Why Mistakes Matter
  4. High Performance Teams Are NOT A Family
  5. Vision Combined With Technique Is The Great Equalizer
  6. Say Hello To My Little Friend: BRADs
  7. Permissionless Rather Than Positionless Basketball
  8. The Biggest Mental Load: Worry
  9. Per Person. Per Context.
  10. 8 Game-Like Situations
  11. Practice Is Everything
  12. What’s Behind A Skill?
  13. Dysfunctional Teams (and Your Ultimate Trump Card)
  14. Verticality, Protecting The Rim & Shot Blocking
  15. Draymond Green: On allowing his character to be attacked
  16. Sharing The Thinking With Your Players
  17. Why Your Drills Suck
  18. Asking Questions
  19. Youth Sports Is (Not) A Job
  20. Coaching Is Developmental Science Not Rocket Science
  21. Athletic Development
  22. Mortar Not Just The Bricks
  23. Knowing vs Believing
  24. The Power of “I am…”
  25. 30 Second Masterpiece
  26. Practice Planning: Skills vs. Drills
  27. Improvement vs. Innovation
  28. Context Is Key
  29. Nothing Is Wrong With The Recipe
  30. Coaching Greatly: Empathy, Vulnerability and Worthiness
  31. On Failure, Fundamentals, and Practice Planning [Interview]
  32. Decision Training & Coach Development [Video Interview]
  33. Before You Kill the Cat
  34. Novice Coaching vs Master Coaching
  35. The Power of Vulnerability – In Coaching
  36. What Master Teacher-Coaches Are — And, Are NOT
  37. Jasmin Repeša Basketball Clinic Video
  38. Nothing Off Balance Counts
  39. 6 Essentials of Good Basketball Drills
  40. Shortcuts In A Long Race
  41. Agility Drills Done Creatively
  42. Oh, The Places I’ll Go… Asia, I’m Ready!
  43. Coach: You Need To Know This Because Your Players Need To Hear This
  44. Career Advice For Students Who Want To Work In Sports: DON’T
  45. Practice Making Errors
  46. The Exuberant Animal: Fun, Functional & Fundamental
  47. How Tell A Star From A Super Star Basketball Player
  48. Jim Rohn: On Defining Your Team Culture And Identity
  49. Basketball Skills Training & Regeneration Videos
  50. I Can’t Accept Not Trying
  51. When 24 Hours In A Day Is Not Enough
  52. Be Precise: Praise vs. Acknowledgement
  53. Positive Praise: Short-Term Results At The Expense Of Long-Term Success
  54. Team Commitment: Are You On The Team Or Into The Team?
  55. Thank The Passer: Defining Your Team’s Culture
  56. Extraordinary Effort “In The Zone” Requires Extra-ordinary Commitment In The “Trained-For-Zone”
  57. Wooden’s Wisdom: Yesterday’s Loss Can Produce Tomorrow’s Success
  58. Great Play(er)s
  59. Mario DeSisti’s Top-25 Teaching Points
  60. 3 Ground Rules That Set Raphael Nadal Up For Success
  61. If You Don’t Know People You Don’t Know Basketball
  62. Stop Steadying The Horses
  63. Pre-Game: Sometimes You Need Perspective
  64. Foundations of Strength
  65. Avoid Mental Mistakes: Get Rid of These Two Sentences
  66. It’s Not The Critic That Counts
  67. 6 Leading US Sport Coaches Share Their Tips
  68. On Defense: Do You Have A Plan?
  69. Ettore Messina: 5 Must-Have Skills For Post Players
  70. Rebounding And Boxing Out Are Very Different Things
  71. Quantum Leap Improvement
  72. Here’s How To Approah Failure
  73. Joe Bonai: Explosive Change of Direction and ACL Injury Prevention
  74. Character Revealed
  75. The Making Of A Navy SEAL
  76. I Teach Because…
  77. The Genealogy Of A Vicious Move
  78. Where Do You Place Your Attention?
  79. Bill Russell On Developing An Outside-In Leadership Style
  80. On Being Wrong
  81. ESPN ‘Sport Science’ Breaks Down the Lakers’ Triangle Offense
  82. Unfairness: The Missing Ingredient In The Debate On Toughness
  83. Disciplined Thought Precedes Disciplined Action
  84. Ettore Messina: On Dribble Penetration
  85. How To Overcome Your 10 Most Feared Shots
  86. A Conversation With Steve Nash
  87. Desperately Seeking…
  88. Can Struggle Make You Smarter?
  89. How To Retain 90% of Everything You Learn
  90. A Recipe For Failure: New Year’s Resolutions
  91. How To Make This Year Your Best (Coaching) Year Yet
  92. Try This On For Size
  93. What Does It Mean To Be Fast?
  94. Passing Is A Relationship
  95. Start In Stance. Move In Stance. Finish In Stance.
  96. What Is Your Team’s Undergirding Made Of?
  97. I Thank My Competitors
  98. It’s Always Been Done That Way
  99. The Power of Storytelling
  100. Shut Up And Keep Your Goals To Yourself
  101. Why Squirrels Get To Rock An “S” On Their Chest
  102. Radical Truths
  103. How Great Leaders Inspire Action
  104. Profile of a Champion: 8 Principles Of Successful Living
  105. How The Shot Clock Improves Player Development
  106. What Determines The Strength Of The Wheel?
  107. Einstein’s 3 Rules Of Work
  108. The Myth of the Superhero
  109. Two Types of Coaches
  110. Extraordinary Requires Extra
  111. Character Counts
  112. 10 Laws of Lifetime Growth
  113. Failure Is Neither Good Or Bad, Inherently
  114. The Ant Philosophy: All You Possibly Can
  115. Removing Nails From The Board
  116. The Surprising Truth About What Motivates People
  117. Are You A Carrot, An Egg Or A Coffee Bean?
  118. How To Play Basketball Overseas (How-To Resource Guide)
  119. Core vs Pillar Strength: What Does It Mean Exactly?
  120. Achievement
  121. Coaching Litmus Test By Don Meyer
  122. Leadership Lesson #1: Leading Is Following
  123. 60 Second PhD In Leadership
  124. Geno Auriemma On Chasing The Unattainable… Perfection
  125. That Was Your Tryout
  126. Do Ordinary Better Than Anyone Else
  127. Killing of a Dream
  128. Which Coach Are You? Devil Or Angel?
  129. What’s Your Coaching Communication Style?
  130. Duke: Coach K Practice Notes
  131. Coaching Clinic Notes: European Basketball Coach Jasmin Repesa
  132. Been Some Time
  133. How Do We Learn Best?
  134. Myth Busters On Footwork: The Cross Over Step
  135. Obama: Be Careful What You Post
  136. Myth Busters On Games Versus Skill Development
  137. Footwork: Artful & Efficient
  138. The Science of Motivation
  139. The Game Has Changed
  140. Canada Notches Silver In U16 FIBA Americas
  141. Good To Be Grounded
  142. Mining For Gold
  143. Language Can Be A Barrier, But Communication Is Universal
  144. Tests And Trying To Right A Wrong
  145. You’re Doing Something Wrong If You Have To Ask For Loyalty
  146. U16 FIBA Americas: Pictures Speak Louder Than Words
  147. Proud… Very Proud
  148. Welcome To International Basketball
  149. “Hola!” From Mendoza
  150. Lions, Tiger and Bears. Oh My!
  151. The (In)Disposable Superstar
  152. Teaching Gretzky-Style Field Sense
  153. Little Book Of Leadership
  154. A Letter From Isiah Thomas
  155. Appropriate Coaching
  156. Body Control: Dynamic Jumps Stops
  157. Truing Your Wheel
  158. Myth Busters On Shooting Technique
  159. State Of The Union: Basketball In North America
  160. Get Back Up
  161. 5 Things That Kill A Basketball Player’s Potential
  162. Wooden: Ideas Worth Sharing
  163. Trying To Stay Warm In ‘Toon
  164. The Lost Generation
  165. The No Stat All-Star
  166. Are You Teaching Or Training?
  167. Jay Bilas On Mental Toughness
  168. Good vs. Great Teachers
  169. B’s and A’s
  170. Steve Nash: The Art Of Being A Point Guard
  171. How You Too Can Change The World
  172. The Push Up: Your ‘Everything Bagel’
  173. The Power Of One
  174. A Study Of Olympic Athletes
  175. Foundation For Bigger Future Gains
  176. World’s Greatest Stretch
  177. Stretching: The Truth
  178. Entrenador Mario DeSisti
  179. Back On The Rock
  180. Stepping Away From Basketball
  181. Lessons From An NBA Training Camp
  182. Individually Smarter, Collectively Dumber?
  183. FIBA Guidelines For Officials: Traveling
  184. A Few Bullets: 2008 Olympics, Traveling Violations & FIBA vs. NBA
  185. Movement Preparation And Recovery
  186. Einstein: If ‘A’ Equals Success, Then…
  187. After The Games
  188. What Level Are You Preparing Your Athletes To Play At?
  189. Back From A Glorious Ride
  190. Motivation… Revisited
  191. Being An Elite Athlete: “It Looks Like Peace, But It’s War”
  192. Go Beyond Teaching To The Test
  193. Do You Motivate? Or, Inspire?
  194. “Point Guard”… When Was It Coined? And, By Who?
  195. TED Talks: Sir Ken Robinson
  196. Your Team Culture Is Held In The Conversations
  197. Resources: Long-Term Athlete Development
  198. Surprise: Expect The Unexpected
  199. The Nature Of Memory
  200. Making It Stick
  201. Decision Training Begins With The Fork In The Road
  202. The Scholarship Divide: Adventure Or Job?
  203. Champions Know Defense Never Rests
  204. X’s and O’s With “Master” Coach MacKay
  205. My Difference Maker
  206. Taking Play (Too) Seriously…?
  207. Online Resources: FIBA Assist Magazine
  208. Online Resources: FIBA Coaching Library
  209. Better Basketball: The Future Of The Game
  210. Basketball Ontario Development Forum (Part 2)
  211. Basketball Ontario Development Forum (Part 1)
  212. Iconoclasts: Raising The Bar On Excellence
  213. How To Grow A Super Athlete
  214. Michelangelo’s Mastery Ain’t So Great
  215. Mental Toughness… What Is It? How Do You Teach It?
  216. Why Most Coaches Coach The Way They Do
  217. A Few Random Coaching Bullet Points
  218. Snooze… Or Lose
  219. Steve Nash: How Do You Train?
  220. BY(U) The Numbers: A Statistical Recipe For Wins
  221. Opportunity: It’s All In The Eye Of The Beholder
  222. 1-Degree Separates Good From Great
  223. Steve Nash: What Makes Him Tick
  224. 10 Key Factors In Long-Term Athlete Development
  225. Pride & Passion
  226. Basketball Lessons From ‘Iron Chef’
  227. 15 Attributes Of A National Team Athlete
  228. TLC: You’ve Gotta Have Rhythm To Coach
  229. The Big Problem With Thinking Like The Frog In A Well
  230. Types Of Athleticism
  231. Hablas Ingles?
  232. A Conversation With Kareem
  233. 4 Levels of Leadership
  234. 3 Phases Of Offense When Playing With A Shot Clock
  235. It Takes Only 1/8th Of A Second To Look Special
  236. Teaching Vision In Basketball
  237. Random Coaching Points From Bratislava
  238. Perception: Is Your First Your Last?
  239. Pre-Competition Considerations
  240. Lessons From The Australian Institute Of Sport
  241. Oh Canada: Good Is The Enemy Of Great
  242. A Bite-Sized Coaching Idea
  243. Me, We.
  244. What Do You Do With The Team’s Downtime?