coaching aids

December 11, 2020

Coaching Aids in Basketball

Coaching for the last 50 years I have seen many different coaching aids — weighted balls, oversized balls, machines that measure arc, smaller rims, rebound rims, dribbling gloves, dribbling glasses, hand placement balls, shooting straps, to name a ...

October 20, 2020

Rapid Review: Hudl Sideline Software Allows for Real-Time Review

Scouting has been synonymous with football at every level so long as the game’s existed. Legendary careers have been built out of football scouting, an ever-evolving field that continues to change at warp speed with technological advances in the...

July 5, 2018

‘Clarity of Purpose’

Montana Tech coach's philosophy of understanding can help teams move forward As a coach, my mind is constantly on my craft. During the season, I’ll awake in the middle of the night with an idea, making sure to write it down before I go back to sle...

June 27, 2018

9 coaching strategies to turnaround a failing program

Losing happens. Sometimes, losing happens too often and for too long, whether it’s over the course of a season or several years. Overcoming a losing season or a losing program can be a tremendous challenge for some coaches. If you have been charged...

January 8, 2018

9 effective teaching methods for coaches

Productive coaches spend 75 percent of their time teaching the sport to their players, and the other 25 percent of the time coaching. With younger athletes, this gap increases with teaching becoming more important. The problem is that many coaches...

September 21, 2017

Delivering criticism to athletes

I recently asked a group of coaches to give me their main challenges with athletes. Almost immediately, the majority of coaches agreed they see many athletes shut down upon receiving negative feedback or criticism. They believed the biggest influence...

October 12, 2015

Nine up-and-coming products every coach must see

Smartphones and tablets have revolutionized the way we collect and disseminate information, a fact that’s abundantly clear on the sidelines at football games or in gymnasiums. But with so many products on the market, it can be difficult to tell whi...