Posted on 09. May, 2013 by Coach Mac.
I want you to do something for me… Don’t worry, it’s not hard. I want you to give me the next 3 minutes of your time while you read this post. That’s all. After that you can continue on your merry way. But for the next 3 minutes, I’m asking for your complete attention. Because [...]
Posted on 23. Apr, 2013 by Coach Mac.
The other day I came across a fantastic article on LifeHacker written by a software developer named Brad Isaac (a fantastic website by the way. If you’re not subscribed to it I advise you to ASAP). In the article Brad tells of a night he met the Jerry Seinfeld at a club and had the [...]
Posted on 07. Apr, 2013 by Coach Mac.
I wanted to write a quick, helpful blog post on an free app that I think all basketball coaches would find extremely useful. I found it couple of months ago when I was browsing through the sports category on iTunes. The app is called Ubersense. I read in the description that it allowed you to [...]
Posted on 25. Mar, 2013 by Coach Mac.
In a previous article I gave an overview of the correct way to use a pick and roll; but now I want to get position specific. Let’s talk about the different options that the guard has when using a screen. The guard has four different options. For this reason, the guard must be a very [...]
Posted on 20. Mar, 2013 by Coach Mac.
The pick and roll is one of the most effective, oldest, and most commonly run basketball plays in history. It was first made into an art form by John Stockton and Karl Malone at Utah. It can be devastating against any defense when the players know how to run it properly. Overview of the [...]
Posted on 13. Mar, 2013 by Coach Mac.
Twitter and Facebook have totally changing the entire recruitment process for basketball in two ways… We now have the ability to stay up-to-date on players current situations. For example: How players are going with an injury, what was their stat line for the night, who played well each game, etc. We now have the ability to [...]
Posted on 11. Mar, 2013 by Coach Mac.
Understanding your body’s fuel system will give your players an edge during game time. They’ll be able to make educated decisions about how their diet affects their play. Your body has three main types of nutrients (called “macronutrients): carbohydrates, proteins and fats. I’m not going to go into a ton of detail about each of [...]
Posted on 08. Mar, 2013 by Coach Mac.
Remember all the times one of your big men got switched onto a guard and they isolated on the perimeter? The guard probably got into the lane for an easy score right? This was probably because your big man was lost and had no idea what to do. When bigs get switched onto guards, barely any [...]
Posted on 07. Mar, 2013 by Coach Mac.
Coaches and players need high levels of energy if you’re going to compete at your best and improve every day. The amount of energy you have during the day is highly affected by the amount of quality sleep you get each night. For athletes, it’s even more important because they expel a lot of energy practicing [...]
Posted on 05. Mar, 2013 by Coach Mac.
There’s a new craze in town called the Harlem Shake, and it’s taking basketball communities all over the world by storm. Some use it as a bit of fun, others are using it because of the viral effect it has as a publicity stunt. Either way, it doesn’t take away from how entertaining they are [...]