Tag Archives: Communication

Enhanced Communication Using 3-0 Read and React Drills

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 »

Skills without Drills – Part 5

Here’s the situation: Season has begun and you find yourself wanting to bring something to your team that can immediately affect the outcome of the game. But you don’t time to acquire a new skill like shooting, or point-guard-dribbling-abilities, or ten more pounds of muscle. (Those kind of things take time – usually off-season time.) So, what can you bring ... Read More »

Power of Communication

Today’s article has been contributed by Faiz Ahmed; a basketball coach in Canada. “Communication does not always occur naturally, even among a tight-knit group of individuals. Communication must be taught and practiced in order to bring everyone together as one.” – Coach K All coaches list communication as one of the critical skills to win a basketball game.  So why ... Read More »

4 Leadership Styles that Trigger Peak Performance

John C. Maxwell recently shared this post on his ‘Leadership Wired Blog’ and it is phenomenal, enjoy! Most teams don’t naturally get better on their own. Left alone, they don’t grow, improve, or reach championship caliber. Instead, they tend to wind down. The road to the next level is always uphill, and if a team isn’t intentionally fighting to move ... Read More »

Players’ and Parents’ Codes of Conduct

The following article was shared to us by Mitch Cole from Texas A&M Men’s Basketball. The Codes of Conduct come from Joe Ehrmann’s book, Inside Out Coaching. In case you missed it, check out Coaches’ Code of Conduct. Below are the Codes or Expectations for Parents and Players that participate in their programs. Coaches should meet with parents at least one time before ... Read More »

Developing a Social Media Policy

Better Basketball CEO Rich Czeslawski and Communications Director for the National High School Basketball Coach’s Association, discusses the importance of educating your players about social media and the power of hitting Send. He treats every post like it’s a nationally televised event, knowing that anyone… for the rest of his life… can see it. He warns us not to get a false sense of privacy ... Read More »

Getting Travel Teams and School Teams on the Same Page

Better Basketball CEO Rich Czeslawski and Communications Director for the National High School Basketball Coach’s Association, says the answer to getting your high school and travel teams on the same page is simple: communicate as honestly and as often as possible. In this podcast, Rich advises parents, coaches, and athletes on how to stay connected and how to prevent over-scheduling. If you’re a parent ... Read More »

9 Tips to be a Positive Communicator

The following is from Jon Gordon’s newsletter at JonGordon.com 1. Shout Praise, Whisper Criticism – This phrase comes from the original Olympic Dream Team and Detroit Pistons coaches Chuck Daily and Brendan Suhr. They won NBA Championships and an Olympic Gold medal with a lot of talent and great communication. They gained the trust of their players and built winning teams ... Read More »