I’ve recently taken on the role of coaching a young youth boys team. The boys are aged 9-10 and I absolutely love coaching them. We’re not a great team (yet), but they’re all great at paying attention and they all give me their best every practice, but we have one major problem… We keep getting [...]
Posted on 04. Apr, 2014 by Coach Mac.
This week we’re lucky enough to receive a shooting workout from elite skills trainer Jeremy Russotti. Jeremy has trained some big names in basketball including Jeremy Lin, recently drafted Shabazz Muhammad, and current NBA D-League star Josh Akognon. Workout Overview: This is a workout Jeremy gave Josh Akognon when he was younger and training by [...]
Posted on 02. Apr, 2014 by Coach Mac.
As we continually bring up on Basketball For Coaches, coaching isn’t just about the x’s and o’s. We need to teach more than basketball. There are other things which are necessary to give your team the best possible chance of success. Team chemistry is one of these crucially important ingredients. Is fantastic team chemistry absolutely imperative to [...]
Posted on 25. Mar, 2014 by Coach Mac.
Workout Overview: This workout is tailored for big players that need to work on their post game. It incorporates different moves off both blocks and both elbows as well as some outside shooting. Approximate Duration: 45 minutes. Post Player Shooting Workout: 1. Mikan Layups – 20 makes. 2. Reverse Mikan Layups – 20 makes. 3. Form Shooting: [...]
Posted on 24. Mar, 2014 by Coach Mac.
Relationships are everything as a coach. Connecting with other coaches is a great way to learn new things and open up new opportunities that you might never have known existed. I’ve realised the benefit of having a close-knit group of fellow coaches that are there to talk to and bounce ideas off, because let’s face [...]
Posted on 17. Mar, 2014 by Coach Mac.
All coaches have been in this situation: We’re in the middle of a game and there’s a post player on the other team that’s completely dominating us. We’ve tried numerous players on them but it’s no use. They’re getting whatever shots they like in the paint. This situation sometimes leaves us with only one option: [...]
Posted on 06. Dec, 2013 by Coach Mac.
If you want put yourself in the best position to be recruited to the best college it means you can’t use social media like your friends do, like it or not. As we’ve talked about in a previous social media post, college coaches are crossing athletes off their lists because of the content they’re posting [...]
Posted on 23. Oct, 2013 by Coach Mac.
Workout Overview: A few days ago LeBron James released a full hour personal workout video titled LeBronTime. It’s not every day we get such an insight into the workouts of one of the all-time greatest players so I encourage you to sit down when you have an hour spare and watch the whole thing. In the [...]
Posted on 02. Oct, 2013 by Coach Mac.
How the Drill Works Without the ball touching the ground, three players will sprint the length of the court four times completing a series of passes looking to complete four consecutive layups. Purpose The Celtic Drill will work on the accuracy of long transition passes, running the floor, court awareness, and will also build your [...]
Posted on 14. Sep, 2013 by Coach Mac.
Workout Overview: This workout is strictly a shooting workout. It doesn’t incorporate much conditioning, but you do still want to shoot everything at game speed. It can be done with a rebounder but one is definitely not required. A 200 made shots workout is quick and easy for days when you don’t have much time to [...]