Bobby Hurley Sr | Masters in Coaching Clinic 2013

Bobby Hurley Sr notes

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.

May 13, 2014

Bobby Hurley Sr | Masters in Coaching Clinic 2013

Masters in Coaching Clinic (9/7/13)
Bobby Hurley Sr

Every player is on a contract from the 1st day of school (contract includes behavior, academic, social media, curfew, etc)
Social Media curfew (has his daughter monitor) – If she finds it offensive then it’s big trouble for the player.
Monday through Thursday – 10pm social media curfew (no posts after 10pm)
Be on “Tom Coughlin Time” – 15 minutes early is “on time”
Respect the game enough to be on time and take it serious
Players are responsible for TWO THINGS: Be enthusiastic and correct mistakes (if he tells you twice it’s bad)
When we don’t play well the next practice is normally SHORT – and only focuses on the mistakes. When teams don’t
play well, that is on the coach
EVERYTHING in practice is competitive

Demand perfection | Bobby Hurley Sr | Masters in Coaching Clinic 2013
Players get two chances
Players get warned the first time he doesn’t like their effort
Next time, he simply points to the door

Talk about the weak link in every player – “Get better at what you’re bad at”
He sees every opponent live TWICE if at all possible
He keeps up with who comes to their gym and scouts them. St. Pats scouted him twice and both times he DIDN’T run a
certain zone press. So he knew they wouldn’t be prepared for it. Saved it for the 2nd half and won by 17
Use as many players as you can and find roles for your guys
Don’t give mercy minutes – if you can’t find a way to play a guy in the 1st three quarters, don’t throw them out there at
the end.

Save stuff for the playoffs! | Bobby Hurley Sr | Masters in Coaching Clinic 2013

Be in GREAT physical shape
Saint Anthony’s runs pressure man to man defense 90% of the time (full court and run and jump)
He likes to trap out of timeouts to disrupt other team’s play
Zone press off freethrows
Wants his defense to get the ball to the side of the floor (get it out of the middle) and keep it out of the post
Kids MUST run hard on defense – play “downhill” both ways
Defensive rebounding highly emphasized EVERY day
1st three steps in transition offense and defense are the most important – will make a slow player faster

Masters in Coaching Clinic (9/7/13)
Bobby Hurley Sr

Work on Press Offense every day (vs 7 guys) | Bobby Hurley Sr | Masters in Coaching Clinic 2013

Uses 8 minute quarter games several times a week in practice – puts in offensive rules (one dribble, no dribble, etc)
Passing is the most important and least developed skill
Wants offensive balance (at least 6 guys with 8 points or more). If someone hits double figures in an “easy game” then
that player is the first to be subbed out. Player with least points stays on longest.
1st offensive possession of the game they will always use a ball screen to see how defense is going to play it
Charts a “WIN STAT” in games – one point for each of the following: Deflection, Charge, Contested Shot, Throw Ahead,
Loose ball… player with most “wins” gets to sit out conditioning on a day of their choice

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Bobby Hurley | Masters in Coaching Clinic 2013

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