basketball goals

How can I reach my basketball goals by reading these Coaching U Live Notes?

How can I reach my basketball goals by reading these Coaching U Live Notes?

basketball goals
Doc Rivers is an excellent example of how to reach your basketball goals and bring your team along. You need to get your best player to be the leader of your team.

Football teams have eleven guys out there, and they execute, but we struggle with five players? The two ways to do it are culture and getting them to huddle after every play.

Brian Billick told Doc Rivers after a Celtic’s game that he doesn’t like basketball, because of the speed and the fact that you can’t control the game. Coach Rivers pointed out that in a game that they average 93 possessions and about 47 dead ball situations a game. So you get 47 chances for your team to huddle in a game. Are your players always on the same page?

NBA has about 92 possessions in a game; how many in high school; 47 in a game per team; dead balls, too, etc…is how you can impact the game.

The little things are what makes a play work. They must have bought into what you are teaching. Its not what you know, but how you can get your players to believe.

Chances for your team to huddle – Basketball Goals
1. After fouls
2. FT attempts
3. Dead Balls
4. Turnovers
5. Time Outs
6. After time-outs
7. End of Qtr
8. Beginning of Qtr

Execution all about the buy in. Are your players bought in?
It’s great to have knowledge, but it’s far more important to get your players to buy into what you are doing.
It’s not what you know; it’s what you can get your players to buy in to.

*I’m going to ask you to do things you’ve never done before; every player has a comfort zone that is hard to get out of (this was posed to the big 3)

3 Things Your Players HAVE to buy into – Basketball Goals
1. Must buy into YOU
2. Must buy into system – to buy into their roles, they must buy into you first
3. Must buy into the cause – What’s your reason for the season. What are you playing for?

Meet with your entire team and tell them all their roles. Players will leave your office after meeting one on one and tell the team something you didn’t tell them. It is important that EVERYONE knows each other’s roles. They can hold each other accountable, plus remind them to “Do your Job.”

Meet with your entire team and tell them all their roles. Players will leave your office after meeting one on one and tell the team something you didn’t tell them. It is important that EVERYONE knows each other’s roles. They can hold each other accountable, plus remind them to “Do your Job.”

Reminders before Games (Pre-Game Talk) – Basketball Goals
1. What you’re playing for. The cause
2. What you’re goals are.
3. Remind them of their roles.
Ask players to Trust you, to drop their guard and accept what you ask them to do/their part.
– This will be hard for them
– They must be able and willing to leave their comfort zone
– Make sure they understand roles can change through the season – work to get better!
Your job as the coach is to make them think their role is the most important role on the team, or that you cannot win without that role!
Encourage them to accept their part and be a STAR inside that role!
Your role is a sacrifice… a sacrifice for the team!

When you sacrifice for the team, it forces you to invest in the team!
MJ’s “Trophy Tour” story. – Role players will struggle with their role after tasting success. They’ve been on the trophy tour all summer!
Continually work on your people skills as a coach; Always strive to build leaders.
If you want to be a successful coach, you have to get your hands dirty every single day!
You have to listen as a coach – players know stuff and can see things on the court you might not see.

Great Partnerships in Sports History: Very important to build relationships with players.
1. Red Auerbach – Bill Russell
2. Michael Jordan – Phil Jackson
3. Tim Duncan – Greg Poppovich
4. Tom Brady – Brian Bilichek
5. Tim Tebow – Urban Meyer
6. Magic Johnson – Pat Riley
7. Derek Jeter – Joe Torre

What hurts the Celtics this year was Doc couldn’t get individual players to buy into their roles.
Doesn’t matter your coaching style, you have to be a relationship builder.

Just because a player doesn’t buy into the role/system doesn’t make that player a bad guy. Continue to work on the relationship, don’t let them be the negative force to your team.
Make sure when you punish a guy, you are not punishing the entire team. Suspending a player when you know you can’t win without him. Dennis Rodman (Game 5 Story vs. Houston Rockets)

How do you coach mental toughness?
1. Repetition
2. Take them out of their comfort zone during drills

Make your seniors or leaders eliminate the “whispers” on the team. That won’t happen on our side; the top guys put a stop to it fast!
The coaches can’t be the leaders ALL the time; players have to step up and lead also.

You will always have “Mavericks” on your team – players that don’t fully believe 100% of what is taught.

It’s all about reaching players – Build those relationships!  Hit those basketball goals.

Regularly read books/articles so you can bring something new to your team every day!

Cows are the low character guys; how many can you have before the herd follows them?

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2011 Coaching U Live Notes

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