• Can be run at Basics gym in Ferrsyburg, or your home gym
  • $95 per coach, includes drill handouts and discounts at Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • If financial assistance needed, please ask here.
  • TOTAL TIME needed: 2 hours.

There is no quicker, more intelligent approach to improved skills and competitive play than to get ALL THE COACHES on the same page in terms of practice preparation, objective and measurable skill development and overall program management.  Habits are extraordinarily powerful.  This approach builds competitive habits.


PARENTS:  If you are either involved as a coach or would like to simply understand the game’s skills more clearly, and perhaps share this knowledge with your child, these seminars are well positioned for you also.  As Coach Wooden says winning is about “the quick, precise and accurate application of the game’s basic skills.”  This is what is taught in these seminars.


Contact us at (616) 402-1600 or for more information or to register.

“Many coaches need to hear your approach @ these seminars. Some of them will always struggle because they don’t have a complete grasp of where the game is won and lost and what happens away from the ball.  So they make sure they have “plays” and go over them ad nauseum.  Don’t get me wrong I have a lot of sets I expect the kids to run, but they don’t rely on them all the time.  Another thing is you can get 10 points a game on the offensive glass by teaching some rebounding moves going to the basket.  And understanding basic clock management is lost on many coaches, your seminar will help win games simply by understanding how to manage the clock at the end of quarters and the end of the game.”

Coach Brad Richards
Three Time All Area Coach
Michigan HS Coach of the Year, 2002
All American player, Cornerstone University

These seminars have 2 parts

Part 1: Skill development (approx 1 hour)

  • Age appropriate skills drills and how to teach these skills

  • How to measure performance within the framework of these drills

  • The proper sequence these drills should be introduced: EX: teaching rebounding skills before a player understands defensive positioning is wasted effort.

  • Basketball conditioning

  • Teaching and reinforcing the Team Concept

  • Game management, including basic man-to-man principles, zone principles, clock management, use of time outs, developing post and perimeter players, handling and applying pressure, referees and other game condition topics.

  • If asked, we will also discuss making cuts, handling parental pressure, fostering great academic standards through basketball, how to handle playing time and any other issues raised.

Part 2: Practice Organization and Sample Training  (approx. 1 hour)

  • We will ACTUALLY TRAIN A GROUP of players  (Coaches: TAKE NOTES)
  • VERY valuable to see the players in action and how to pinpoint this training

  • Players supplied by the coaches, no extra cost
  • Practice organization based on the skills of the players

  • How drills from Part 1 should be applied and measured in practice

  • How to maintain a terrific PACE in practice, seeing all players ENGAGED at all times

Imagine understanding these teaching concepts and appropriately sharing that knowledge with your kids?  You will position them for success on and off the court.