“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

  • 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.

These seminars have 2 parts

Part 1: Skill development

  • 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

  • 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.