Random Basketball Thoughts

Position-less basketball is a term being used more frequently. I have always been a believer that the more skills a player has, the better. The two biggest guys that I have coached in the past few years (6’8”) both received Division 1 scholarship opportunities not...

Commonly Accepted Narratives: AAU Basketball

There are many commonly accepted narratives regarding AAU basketball. From parents, players, coaches, former players, or anyone else involved in the game, there is usually a strong opinion regarding AAU. Among those narratives are people who believe AAU is “good” and...

Lessons Learned from Frank Martin

I can remember when I first watched a game in which Frank Martin (now the head coach for South Carolina University) coached. At the time he was coaching the Kansas State Men’s Basketball team. He was intense, loud, and his facial expressions probably scared the heck...

In-Season Reminders for Players

Some subtle reminders for players in the thick of a season: Team is struggling?  Avoid pointing fingers at teammates, blaming coaches, or packing it in for the rest of the season. Every team goes through struggles, great teams stay connected despite them. Their focus...

Evaluating & Exposing Myths of Training

Every day I get a new inquiry from my website in the contact forms regarding individual training. It can range from kids who are in third grade to kids who are in high school. I understand the desire for one on one attention and as I have talked about in previous...