While the five starters usually get most of the headlines and shine, in order for a team to maximize it’s true potential…it has to continually develop and maximize the other

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Film Breakdown Part 3: Individual Player Meetings

In my 3rd and final segment of Film Breakdown, I am going to discuss my thoughts on the important aspect of watching film with your players individually. If you happened

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61 Traits of Great Coaches

I am eternally thankful to have learned from (and continue to learn from) so many great coaches. I am honored to be a part of the coaching fraternity. Being a

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The Power of Positive Coaching

Our friend Jon Gordon recently shared an article on the power of being a positive teacher. As basketball coaches, we must view ourselves as teachers on and off the court.

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Absorbing Mistakes

In a previous post, I explained the difference between Spots and Positions. Spots are locations on the floor. Positions imply certain prerequisites that players must meet in order to play

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This week’s Tribe Spotlight features Forbush High School Varsity girl’s basketball coach Bradley Shore. When I started coaching, I coached one year of JV boys basketball, followed by 10 years

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3 Kinds of Love

This past Sunday our entire family returned to church for the first time since our 2nd daughter was born in February (our 2-year-old and I have been going just by

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Hardwood Hustle Podcast: What do Pro-Athletes Owe Us?

In this episode of the Hardwood Hustle Basketball Podcast, Alan Stein (Stronger Team) and Adam Bradley (Ball Hogs Radio) are joined by guest co-host Rachel DeMita (NBA 2K TV) to explore

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April 3 – Getting to Know the CEO

Back in November, CEO of Better Basketball Rich Czeslawski had the pleasure to record a podcast with Winning Youth Coaching. The recording is 41 straight minutes of thought-provoking nuggets that will

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Hardwood Hustle Podcast: What are the Real Differences Between Good and Bad Coaches

In this episode of the Hardwood Hustle Basketball Podcast, Alan Stein (Stronger Team) and Adam Bradley (Ball Hogs Radio) dig into the real differences between good and bad coaches. Can you

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