Tag Archives: player development

Drills vs Skills

The Summer is upon us and while many players will  be crossing the country playing tournaments, do not over look the importance of skill development during this time of the season. Whether you coach a team or specialize in player development, it is essential to know the difference between being a skill coach and a drill coach. One of my absolute ... Read More »

Tribe Spotlight: Indiana Primetime Sports

This week’s Tribe Spotlight features Indiana Primatime Sports. Follow them on Twitter: @INPrimetime Indiana Primetime Sports was started by Brandon Lafferman in 2010, with the goal of creating a great youth sports program that teaches kids values on and off the court. Lafferman and Chris Van Den Berg started the basketball program that year with two teams. Both coaches had prior ... Read More »

Recharge your Batteries with Off-Season Ballhandling

Once the season is over, most players want to take a little time, perhaps a few days at most, to recuperate from the daily practice and game schedule. But once a player has “unwound”, how does he or she recover the love and joy of basketball that will propel them to get better in the off-season? I have a suggestion: ... Read More »

5 Keys to Fully Maximize All of Your Talent

This article has been provided by J.P. Clark, LA Cippers Assistant Skill Development Coach “I don’t want to be any good.” “I am not interested in becoming the best I can become.” “I want to be mediocre.” Have you ever heard any of the above statements spoken from an aspiring player? The answer to that question is most likely no. These ... Read More »

Building the Complete Player

I realize that a small percentage of high school programs across the country are fortunate enough to still be playing… and in the hunt for a conference, district or state championship. For those that are, I wish you a healthy and successful end to your season. I hope you can get that ring and hang that banner! For those of ... Read More »

March 30 – Developing the New Players in Your Program

This article was written by University of Southern California men’ s basketball Director of Basketball Operations Chris Capko. While the article focuses on the transition from high school to college, every tip below is just as important at the high school level. Every year, at every level, every team in the country is welcoming some new young players into their ... Read More »