Former college standout and current coach at Southern Connecticut State dishes out insight on forging relationships with players, building their confidence, and what he learned playing with Michael Jordan in the NBA.
Former North Carolina guard Shammond Williams learned many valuable lessons playing for Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith – lessons he shares that you can use to forge stronger connections with your young players.
Well-liked, respected and successful University of Miami basketball coach Jim Larranaga infuses positive energy into every practice to get the most out of his team. Use his insights to be a positive influence on your players, too.
Kevin Gamble learned a valuable lesson from his coaches many years ago while growing up, one that still resonates with the former NBA guard and current Central Michigan University assistant basketball coach.
By running drills that are fast-paced, competitive and feature a game day feel to them you’ll put your players on the fast track to developing skills and lots of confidence, says Iowa women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder.
Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg says the quickest route to helping youngsters bust out of shooting slumps and play with confidence is if they know their coach believes in them. Do you have that connection with your team?
When adversity strikes during games young athletes often become easily frustrated. Use these tips from Villanova basketball coach Jay Wright to help keep your players’ confidence high and their focus dialed in.
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