Andy Enfield Nike Las Vegas Basketball Clinic by Jonathan Gatlin

Written by Coach Peterman

I have coached at the NCAA Division 2 (Southwestern Oklahoma State University), NAIA (USAO), and JUCO Levels (Blinn College and Carl Albert State College) as well as high school. I just felt that fellow coaches especially young coaches need to constantly work on their “game”. Just like the basketball players that we coach. We as coaches need to improve ourselves. That is my story and why I do this blog.

October 25, 2013

Today’s basketball coaching clinic notes are on Andy Enfield and the other great speakers at the 2013 Nike Las Vegas Basketball Clinic

Today, I decided to provide some clinic notes from the 2013 Nike Championship Basketball Clinic held in the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. There are multiple Nike Championship Basketball Clinics for Coaches across the nation but this particular clinic provided excellent speakers. Some coaches in attendance were University of North Carolina Head Basketball Coach, Roy Williams, University of Illinois Head Basketball Coach, John Groce, as well as Bob Huggins of West Virginia and Andy Enfield formally of “Dunk City”, Florida Gulf Coast University, and now the Head Basketball Coach at The University of Southern California. This clinic is so dynamic because of the atmosphere and the different styles of coaching that you can learn from. I will provide all notes from every coach involved in the clinic as well as highlight Coach Andy Enfield as he explains his team’s up-tempo style of play.

I’m sure unless you were hiding under a rock somewhere during the NCAA tournament this past year that you witnessed the Cinderella story that was FCGU, “Dunk City”, and Andy Enfield. I’m sure all the high flying theatrics made you pause and watch, because that is what definitely happened to me. Andy Enfield is presently the Head Basketball Coach for The University of Southern California, or USC, but his high-flying, up-tempo, free style of play is awesome to watch.

Coach Enfield began his coaching career hosting numerous camps where he coined himself the “shot doctor” and sold many copies of his videos on shooting. This gave him credibility as he became a shooting coach for the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA in 1994. Next he became a shooting coach with the Boston Celtics, and after two years there he took some time off. After his hiatus from coaching, he then coached as an assistant at Florida State University, followed by his Head Coaching duties at FCGU, and presently he became the Head Coach at USC.

As I studied Coach Enfield’s notes on his Up-Tempo style of play, I took away the three keys: 1. Practice Fast, 2. Practice Spacing, 3. Skill Development. He explains, “Our goal is to score in the first 8 seconds of the shot clock”. Now that’s fast!

Jonathan Gatlin is a recent graduate of North Carolina State University finishing with a major in Sport Management and a minor in Coaching Education. He has worked for AAU programs, coached intramural athletics, and worked various basketball camps. He is a student of the game looking to further his coaching career as a Graduate Assistant. “Teaching the game, Training for life”

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Andy Enfield Nike Las Vegas Basketball Clinic by Jonathan Gatlin

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