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Hardwood Hustle Podcast: Which leadership style are you?

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After a recent NFL game that had both coaches go through almost identical situations where their kickers missed game-winning field goals, the two coaches (Bruce Arians & Pete Carroll) responded in two completely different ways. Adam and TJ share their thoughts on the two approaches and discuss the effectiveness of both. Listen Now Read More »

Enhanced Communication Using 3-0 Read and React Drills

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At a summer Read and React coaches meeting in Atlanta, during a topic on communication, Rich Cassella of Wagner University described a series of 3-0 Read and React Drills that he has used to build up offensive communication for the players he was worked with.  He has graciously agreed to share those in this post.  Thank you Rich! – Rick 3 on 0 Read ... Read More »

Tribe Spotlight: Connecticut Attack – Parent/Coach Perspective

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Author Note: A parent turned coach of a former player who wishes to remain anonymous has written this review of Coach Ulysses Garcia,  and the impact of the Read and React Offense being used at the CT Attack (Connecticut Attack) program.  Seven years ago Ulysses Garcia started coaching his oldest daughter’s sixth grade South Windsor travel team. Back then, and still today, ... Read More »

Tribe Spotlight : Connecticut Attack – Think Outside The Box

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Author Note: A Division II Coach who wishes to remain anonymous has written this review of Coach Ulysses Garcia,  and the impact of the Read and React Offense being used at the CT Attack (Connecticut Attack) program.  As coaches, we always hear the phrase, “Think outside the box”. We are encouraged to think unconventionally to find new ways to put our team in ... Read More »

What I Learned From Coach T.J. Rosene’s First Practice

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  Just a couple of days ago, I had the fortune of watching Coach TJ Rosene’s first practice for the 2016-2017 season. Coach Rosene is the head men’s coach of the Emmanuel College Lions basketball team.  Not everyone may be familiar with Coach Rosene, but his teams through the years have been featured on Better Basketball videos and he has enjoyed tremendous ... Read More »

What I Learned This Summer : Whose Turn Is It?

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In my previous post, I pointed out that I had the pleasure and opportunity to work with 20+ teams and their coaching staffs this past summer.  These teams ranged from youth teams to college teams from a single team of eight players to a multiple team organization of 100+ players on multiple courts at the same time.  This experience took ... Read More »

What I Learned This Summer : You Are Not Alone

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This past summer I had the pleasure and opportunity to work with 20+ teams and their coaching staffs. These teams ranged from youth teams to college teams from a single team of eight players to a multiple team organization of 100+ players on multiple courts at the same time.  This experience took me through Maine, Maryland, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, ... Read More »

Invitation Screens – Players in the Post

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The post principle that was talked about in the post called “Real Estate with Players in the Post” and is part of Read & React Layer 6: Post Screens states you must have a good reason to change sides of the lane. One of those reasons would be an invitation screen from a cutting teammate. The last post also talked ... Read More »