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  1. Alan Keane: Observations & Trends from FIBA U18 European Championship
  2. The Value of a Great Inbound Passer
  3. Impact of Coaching With a Shot Clock
  4. Non-Traditional Stats
  5. Mike MacKay: Developing World Class Basketball Players
  6. Closeouts vs. Contesting
  7. Basketball is NOT Basketball
  8. The Iceberg Illusion & Why Mistakes Matter
  9. High Performance Teams Are NOT A Family
  10. Vision Combined With Technique Is The Great Equalizer
  11. Say Hello To My Little Friend: BRADs
  12. Permissionless Rather Than Positionless Basketball
  13. The Biggest Mental Load: Worry
  14. Per Person. Per Context.
  15. 8 Game-Like Situations
  16. Practice Is Everything
  17. What’s Behind A Skill?
  18. Dysfunctional Teams (and Your Ultimate Trump Card)
  19. Verticality, Protecting The Rim & Shot Blocking
  20. Draymond Green: On allowing his character to be attacked
  21. Sharing The Thinking With Your Players
  22. Why Your Drills Suck
  23. Asking Questions
  24. Youth Sports Is (Not) A Job
  25. Coaching Is Developmental Science Not Rocket Science
  26. Athletic Development
  27. Mortar Not Just The Bricks
  28. Knowing vs Believing
  29. The Power of “I am…”
  30. 30 Second Masterpiece
  31. Practice Planning: Skills vs. Drills
  32. Improvement vs. Innovation
  33. Context Is Key
  34. Nothing Is Wrong With The Recipe
  35. Coaching Greatly: Empathy, Vulnerability and Worthiness
  36. On Failure, Fundamentals, and Practice Planning [Interview]
  37. Decision Training & Coach Development [Video Interview]
  38. Before You Kill the Cat
  39. Novice Coaching vs Master Coaching
  40. The Power of Vulnerability – In Coaching
  41. What Master Teacher-Coaches Are — And, Are NOT
  42. Jasmin Repeša Basketball Clinic Video
  43. Nothing Off Balance Counts
  44. 6 Essentials of Good Basketball Drills
  45. Shortcuts In A Long Race
  46. Agility Drills Done Creatively
  47. Oh, The Places I’ll Go… Asia, I’m Ready!
  48. Coach: You Need To Know This Because Your Players Need To Hear This
  49. Career Advice For Students Who Want To Work In Sports: DON’T
  50. Practice Making Errors
  51. The Exuberant Animal: Fun, Functional & Fundamental
  52. How Tell A Star From A Super Star Basketball Player
  53. Jim Rohn: On Defining Your Team Culture And Identity
  54. Basketball Skills Training & Regeneration Videos
  55. I Can’t Accept Not Trying
  56. When 24 Hours In A Day Is Not Enough
  57. Be Precise: Praise vs. Acknowledgement
  58. Positive Praise: Short-Term Results At The Expense Of Long-Term Success
  59. Team Commitment: Are You On The Team Or Into The Team?
  60. Thank The Passer: Defining Your Team’s Culture
  61. Extraordinary Effort “In The Zone” Requires Extra-ordinary Commitment In The “Trained-For-Zone”
  62. Wooden’s Wisdom: Yesterday’s Loss Can Produce Tomorrow’s Success
  63. Great Play(er)s
  64. Mario DeSisti’s Top-25 Teaching Points
  65. 3 Ground Rules That Set Raphael Nadal Up For Success
  66. If You Don’t Know People You Don’t Know Basketball
  67. Stop Steadying The Horses
  68. Pre-Game: Sometimes You Need Perspective
  69. Foundations of Strength
  70. Avoid Mental Mistakes: Get Rid of These Two Sentences
  71. It’s Not The Critic That Counts
  72. 6 Leading US Sport Coaches Share Their Tips
  73. On Defense: Do You Have A Plan?
  74. Ettore Messina: 5 Must-Have Skills For Post Players
  75. Rebounding And Boxing Out Are Very Different Things
  76. Quantum Leap Improvement
  77. Here’s How To Approah Failure
  78. Joe Bonai: Explosive Change of Direction and ACL Injury Prevention
  79. Character Revealed
  80. The Making Of A Navy SEAL
  81. I Teach Because…
  82. The Genealogy Of A Vicious Move
  83. Where Do You Place Your Attention?
  84. Bill Russell On Developing An Outside-In Leadership Style
  85. On Being Wrong
  86. ESPN ‘Sport Science’ Breaks Down the Lakers’ Triangle Offense
  87. Unfairness: The Missing Ingredient In The Debate On Toughness
  88. Disciplined Thought Precedes Disciplined Action
  89. Ettore Messina: On Dribble Penetration
  90. How To Overcome Your 10 Most Feared Shots
  91. A Conversation With Steve Nash
  92. Desperately Seeking…
  93. Can Struggle Make You Smarter?
  94. How To Retain 90% of Everything You Learn
  95. A Recipe For Failure: New Year’s Resolutions
  96. How To Make This Year Your Best (Coaching) Year Yet
  97. Try This On For Size
  98. What Does It Mean To Be Fast?
  99. Passing Is A Relationship
  100. Start In Stance. Move In Stance. Finish In Stance.
  101. What Is Your Team’s Undergirding Made Of?
  102. I Thank My Competitors
  103. It’s Always Been Done That Way
  104. The Power of Storytelling
  105. Shut Up And Keep Your Goals To Yourself
  106. Why Squirrels Get To Rock An “S” On Their Chest
  107. Radical Truths
  108. How Great Leaders Inspire Action
  109. Profile of a Champion: 8 Principles Of Successful Living
  110. How The Shot Clock Improves Player Development
  111. What Determines The Strength Of The Wheel?
  112. Einstein’s 3 Rules Of Work
  113. The Myth of the Superhero
  114. Two Types of Coaches
  115. Extraordinary Requires Extra
  116. Character Counts
  117. 10 Laws of Lifetime Growth
  118. Failure Is Neither Good Or Bad, Inherently
  119. The Ant Philosophy: All You Possibly Can
  120. Removing Nails From The Board
  121. The Surprising Truth About What Motivates People
  122. Are You A Carrot, An Egg Or A Coffee Bean?
  123. How To Play Basketball Overseas (How-To Resource Guide)
  124. Core vs Pillar Strength: What Does It Mean Exactly?
  125. Achievement
  126. Coaching Litmus Test By Don Meyer
  127. Leadership Lesson #1: Leading Is Following
  128. 60 Second PhD In Leadership
  129. Geno Auriemma On Chasing The Unattainable… Perfection
  130. That Was Your Tryout
  131. Do Ordinary Better Than Anyone Else
  132. Killing of a Dream
  133. Which Coach Are You? Devil Or Angel?
  134. What’s Your Coaching Communication Style?
  135. Duke: Coach K Practice Notes
  136. Coaching Clinic Notes: European Basketball Coach Jasmin Repesa
  137. Been Some Time
  138. How Do We Learn Best?
  139. Myth Busters On Footwork: The Cross Over Step
  140. Obama: Be Careful What You Post
  141. Myth Busters On Games Versus Skill Development
  142. Footwork: Artful & Efficient
  143. The Science of Motivation
  144. The Game Has Changed
  145. Canada Notches Silver In U16 FIBA Americas
  146. Good To Be Grounded
  147. Mining For Gold
  148. Language Can Be A Barrier, But Communication Is Universal
  149. Tests And Trying To Right A Wrong
  150. You’re Doing Something Wrong If You Have To Ask For Loyalty
  151. U16 FIBA Americas: Pictures Speak Louder Than Words
  152. Proud… Very Proud
  153. Welcome To International Basketball
  154. “Hola!” From Mendoza
  155. Lions, Tiger and Bears. Oh My!
  156. The (In)Disposable Superstar
  157. Teaching Gretzky-Style Field Sense
  158. Little Book Of Leadership
  159. A Letter From Isiah Thomas
  160. Appropriate Coaching
  161. Body Control: Dynamic Jumps Stops
  162. Truing Your Wheel
  163. Myth Busters On Shooting Technique
  164. State Of The Union: Basketball In North America
  165. Get Back Up
  166. 5 Things That Kill A Basketball Player’s Potential
  167. Wooden: Ideas Worth Sharing
  168. Trying To Stay Warm In ‘Toon
  169. The Lost Generation
  170. The No Stat All-Star
  171. Are You Teaching Or Training?
  172. Jay Bilas On Mental Toughness
  173. Good vs. Great Teachers
  174. B’s and A’s
  175. Steve Nash: The Art Of Being A Point Guard
  176. How You Too Can Change The World
  177. The Push Up: Your ‘Everything Bagel’
  178. The Power Of One
  179. A Study Of Olympic Athletes
  180. Foundation For Bigger Future Gains
  181. World’s Greatest Stretch
  182. Stretching: The Truth
  183. Entrenador Mario DeSisti
  184. Back On The Rock
  185. Stepping Away From Basketball
  186. Lessons From An NBA Training Camp
  187. Individually Smarter, Collectively Dumber?
  188. FIBA Guidelines For Officials: Traveling
  189. A Few Bullets: 2008 Olympics, Traveling Violations & FIBA vs. NBA
  190. Movement Preparation And Recovery
  191. Einstein: If ‘A’ Equals Success, Then…
  192. After The Games
  193. What Level Are You Preparing Your Athletes To Play At?
  194. Back From A Glorious Ride
  195. Motivation… Revisited
  196. Being An Elite Athlete: “It Looks Like Peace, But It’s War”
  197. Go Beyond Teaching To The Test
  198. Do You Motivate? Or, Inspire?
  199. “Point Guard”… When Was It Coined? And, By Who?
  200. TED Talks: Sir Ken Robinson
  201. Your Team Culture Is Held In The Conversations
  202. Resources: Long-Term Athlete Development
  203. Surprise: Expect The Unexpected
  204. The Nature Of Memory
  205. Making It Stick
  206. Decision Training Begins With The Fork In The Road
  207. The Scholarship Divide: Adventure Or Job?
  208. Champions Know Defense Never Rests
  209. X’s and O’s With “Master” Coach MacKay
  210. My Difference Maker
  211. Taking Play (Too) Seriously…?
  212. Online Resources: FIBA Assist Magazine
  213. Online Resources: FIBA Coaching Library
  214. Better Basketball: The Future Of The Game
  215. Basketball Ontario Development Forum (Part 2)
  216. Basketball Ontario Development Forum (Part 1)
  217. Iconoclasts: Raising The Bar On Excellence
  218. How To Grow A Super Athlete
  219. Michelangelo’s Mastery Ain’t So Great
  220. Mental Toughness… What Is It? How Do You Teach It?
  221. Why Most Coaches Coach The Way They Do
  222. A Few Random Coaching Bullet Points
  223. Snooze… Or Lose
  224. Steve Nash: How Do You Train?
  225. BY(U) The Numbers: A Statistical Recipe For Wins
  226. Opportunity: It’s All In The Eye Of The Beholder
  227. 1-Degree Separates Good From Great
  228. Steve Nash: What Makes Him Tick
  229. 10 Key Factors In Long-Term Athlete Development
  230. Pride & Passion
  231. Basketball Lessons From ‘Iron Chef’
  232. 15 Attributes Of A National Team Athlete
  233. TLC: You’ve Gotta Have Rhythm To Coach
  234. The Big Problem With Thinking Like The Frog In A Well
  235. Types Of Athleticism
  236. Hablas Ingles?
  237. A Conversation With Kareem
  238. 4 Levels of Leadership
  239. 3 Phases Of Offense When Playing With A Shot Clock
  240. It Takes Only 1/8th Of A Second To Look Special
  241. Teaching Vision In Basketball
  242. Random Coaching Points From Bratislava
  243. Perception: Is Your First Your Last?
  244. Pre-Competition Considerations
  245. Lessons From The Australian Institute Of Sport
  246. Oh Canada: Good Is The Enemy Of Great
  247. A Bite-Sized Coaching Idea
  248. Me, We.
  249. What Do You Do With The Team’s Downtime?