General information about all things Basics

PARENT INFO

PARENT INFO SHEET Grab a spot with Coach Sophia, Elite Guard Training June 13, 14, 15  INCLUDES Mental Strength Training June 13 HS Girls: 500-630 PM  1 open spot          HS Boys:  630-800 PM 3 v 3 OUTDOOR Tourney  June 11-12 at Coach McGannon’s court.  4 team LIMIT.  GREAT PREP for Ludington…

Know Your Yardages

KNOW YOUR YARDAGES When I was playing professionally (1991-96), it was just pre-Tiger.  The best players at that time were Greg Norman, Freddie Couples, Ben Crenshaw, Paul Azinger, Payne Stewart, Corey Pavin, Ben Crenshaw, Nick Faldo, Nick Price and Tom Kite among others. Kite made it to # 1 in the world briefly, after wining…

Player Comments

Get your head in the game!    .41 Coach Jim McGannon   One on One Mental Strength Training here Group or Team Mental Strength Training here NPR Radio Interview with Shelly Irwin:  9 minutes When you choose this service, a mental strength assessment will be sent to you. Player-Parent-Coaches Comments One of the best guards…

I Am A Coach

I Am A Coach I care about the players. Actually I love the players.  (Brilliant Coach Wooden Video here on this topic: 1:15) I am patient. I am honest. I lead by example. I am fair AND firm. I am capable and understand what I am teaching.  I teach precisely. I am passionate and dedicated…

Coach I got Cut

“Coach, I got cut…..”   Where do we begin but at the beginning….   Many-most will not take the time to consider these kids who get cut.  Most of these players quit at the time, but surprisingly many continue to try.   This post is about those kids.  The kids who do not make the…

In Defense of Youth Sports

Defending Youth Sports   RELATED: I Am A Coach   We hope to educate parents as consumers of youth sports. To do this requires an exercise that might seem at first glance unnecessary, if not absurd: to offer a defense of the sports our kids play. That these sports and how they are offered to…

State Champs 2012 and 2013

 Basics worked with every player on Grand Haven High School’s back-to-back state championship teams (2012-2013).  CONGRATULATIONS GIRLS!!!!   “Fundamental skills are the key in the game of basketball. This is why I like Basics. Basics’ staff understands the importance of fundamentals and teaches the skills in a way that is fun for the kids. My…

BCAM Endorsement: BB Coaches Assn of Michigan

    From: Thomas Hursey, Executive Director (retired) To: Coach Jim McGannon Subject: Basics program   I am very impressed with Basics training program and philosophy. BCAM is trying to emphasize similar thoughts with its membership. I would like to use your newsletter in my next newsletter to our over 5000 members. If you could…

Normal Improvement

Normal Improvement seems like a simple concept. It is in fact very difficult. Why?   Normal Improvement is difficult because there is almost CONSTANT INTERFERENCE.   Obstacles abound.  If these kids, all of whom LOVE basketball, could just be left alone with good coaching and an eye on sharp skill development, they could improve normally.…