January 29, 2024

Coach-to-player devices increase practice efficiency

A lot can change in four years. Just ask Brian Staub.  In his first three seasons as head coach of the Point Pleasant Borough varsity football team in New Jersey, Staub went 8-16. Ahead of the 2021-22 season, Staub responded to an email from GoRo...

November 29, 2023

CIAC considering rule change to allow longer summer workouts

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) is considering a rule change that would allow extra practice time during the summer months for high school student-athletes. The CIAC Board of Control has already approved the rule change ...

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April 8, 2019

Practice with a purpose

Challenging your players to create a competitive atmosphere outside of just games [caption id="attachment_27801" align="aligncenter" width="495"] Photo: Arturo Pardavila III, Flickr[/caption] It’s a hot summer day, and you just finished mowing ...

October 4, 2018

Developing a winning practice strategy

Practice is the setting in which coaches have the most control over the success of their teams. While the public may notice a game-winning inbound play or a switch to a zone defense, the true value of a coach lies in their ability to develop fundamen...

July 9, 2018

How to consistently perform your best during practice, competition

Let’s look at the idea of “when it matters most.” In essence, it all matters. If you think about the days and hours you spend practicing, chances are the time spent training and preparing far outweighs the time spent in competitive performance....

March 22, 2018

The 55-minute shooting workout

Teaching the correct fundamentals of shooting can be frustrating at times, but it’s a must for every high school and middle school program. These days, it’s becoming commonplace to see players with a plethora of bad shooting habits. Many of these...

February 8, 2018

Making time for skill development in practice

At the beginning of the season, you have many different things you must implement into your basketball practices, and unless you are fortunate enough to have a core group of returners to your program, you may have to reteach everything. You have to b...

December 1, 2017

13 tips to sharpen your daily practice plan

A major part of coaching is the ability to prepare your players and your team. That process takes place on the practice floor. The limited time you have for practice is sacred. It’s the time that you have the most influence on your players’ prog...