Tag Archives: stronger team

44 Traits of Great Players

I have spent a ton of time, up close and personal, observing truly great players – guys like LeBron, KD, CP3 and Stephen Curry. Below is a list of the characteristics great players showcase every day… in every practice and in every game. You know my favorite part about this list? Every trait on this list is 100% controllable! They ... Read More »

16 Rules for Basketball Parents

As both a coach and a father, I want to offer my 16 Rules for Basketball Parents: Parents… you must embrace the fact that this is your child’s journey – not yours. Do not live vicariously through them. Put your focus on being a supportive and encouraging Parents… it’s true. Coaches do play favorites. They favor players who give the ... Read More »

The Complete Player Pyramid

You build a complete basketball player the way you build a pyramid. It doesn’t matter how athletic a player is, if they aren’t skilled, they won’t be very good. It doesn’t matter how athletic or skilled a player is, if they have a low I.Q., they won’t be very good. It doesn’t matter how athletic, skilled or smart a player ... Read More »

Train with Purpose

Purpose [pur-puhs] Noun: the reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc. an intended or desired result; end; aim; goal. determination; resoluteness. Verb (used with object) to set as an aim, intention, or goal for oneself. to intend; design. The above is an abbreviated definition of the word purpose from Dictonary.com. “The reason for which something is done.” If you ... Read More »

Basketball Players: How to Gain Weight

One question we are asked all the time by players is, “How can I gain weight this off-season?” We think it is equally important for coaches to know this simple calculation as well! Our friends over at the Stronger Team have put together a video to illustrate how many calories a player needs to eat per day, in order to ... 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 »

April 2 – The 3 R’s

With the exception of the teams still pursuing a state championship, most high school teams across the country have completed their seasons. In the past two weeks alone I have received a Tsunami of emails, Tweets and Facebook messages asking me to outline some off-season training thoughts. REST I highly, highly recommend for players to take one to two full ... Read More »

Player Development is Not a Circus

The game of basketball is something I absolutely love, cherish, and see heading down a scary path. Basketball is at an all-time high in terms of popularity and growth around the world. Unfortunately, the number of ‘skilled’ basketball players is exponentially decreasing. Fans and young players today marvel at the athleticism of today’s players, heck I even do.  But it is actually ... Read More »