Friday, November 22, 2013
Need a play to get a hot player a shot? Most of the time
coaches will put the best defender on a player to completely shut them down to
the point where they can’t even touch the ball. Well “gate” might be exactly
the play that you need. This play is great to use for any player on the team
but is perfect for players who can stroke it but cannot create a shot for
Friday, November 15, 2013
Many coaches throughout the country have decided that the best offense for their team is the 4 out motion. This allows players to have a variety of options on floor and lets them play freely while making reads at the same time. One problem that some people have come across is finding a way to score in the late clock without a desperation shot. In the play below the answer to this problem is solved.
In order to be a successful team in the NBA, you need to have plays that are putting your best players in position to score. It is alright to have plays for role players on the team but the majority of the focus needs to be set on figuring out how to make the game as easy as possible for the stars. One team that has this figured out is the Golden State Warriors. The "splashbrothers" have gained a lot of national attention over the past year and looking at plays like this you can see why.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
- Basic motor skills
- Increasing physical activity
- Learning social skills necessary to work as a team
- Learning good sportsmanship
- More important……. HAVING FUN.
Issues related to early and late maturation and the impact on future athletic success.
-Athlete is bigger, faster, stronger than peers at earlier age: Can lead to the athlete not being challenged as they progress because he/she is the best player and take this for granted. In the long run, the athlete might not be pushed to develop his/her work ethic.
-Athlete may be physically mature, but not have matured mentally.
+Can develop leadership skills and opportunities because he/she is looked up to.
-May have fewer opportunities because they are overlooked.
-Can be excluded or loose opportunities when cuts are needed.
+May develop better understanding of skills because they can't rely on physical prowess early
Friday, November 1, 2013
With the basketball season beginning, coaches and players are starting to see who the true leaders are on the team. These standout players possess qualities such as being encouraging, vocal, honest, and trustworthy. Leaders are generally an extension of the coach to the players on the court, but at the same time they need to be cautious of not losing the teammates respect. If this respect is lost, the team will slowly begin to divide which is horrible for the team chemistry. One way that a leader could avoid a tragedy like this is to put the team first by communicating with them on a regular. If they feel that something could be better with the team they could let the leader know and the leader could present the message to the coach if everyone feels it would be beneficial to the team.