Posted on 18. Sep, 2014 by Coach Mac.
If you’re a basketball coach or parent I bet you have heard these comments from your players… “Coach, I can’t train at home. I don’t have a basketball ring” or “Coach, there’s not enough space to train at home”. These are excuses I hear all too often and it’s not necessarily the players fault. As [...]
Posted on 10. Sep, 2014 by Coach Mac.
There’s an alarming trend rising in youth sports and it’s starting to scare the hell out of me… Children as young as 7 years old are being pushed/encouraged to either play or train for a single sport up to 6 days a week. This is called ‘sport specialization’ and it’s a super hot topic in [...]
Posted on 25. Aug, 2014 by Coach Mac.
Post players come in all shapes and sizes. You don’t have to be taller than 7 foot 2 and weigh more than 300 pounds to dominate opponents in the post. You don’t have to be built like Shaq or have the height of Yao Ming to own the paint (don’t get me wrong… it defintely [...]
Posted on 07. Aug, 2014 by Coach Mac.
First off, let’s get this myth out of the way: There are no secrets to becoming a great shooter. It’s not mind-blowingly complex. There’s no secret that only the all-time great shooters know about. There’s not a special drill you can do every time you step into the gym that will make you a knock-down [...]
Posted on 04. Aug, 2014 by Coach Mac.
Want to know exactly how to get the referees to give you every call? Simple. Bribe them with money. Woah, relax. I’m kidding, I’m kidding. We would never do that at BFC While bribing referees might not be the best option to get some extra calls, there are a number of ways to increase the [...]
Posted on 22. Jul, 2014 by Coach Mac.
I’ve decided to do something a little different today on Basketball For Coaches… For todays blog post I’ve drawn up some of my favourite baseline and sideline out of bounds plays that I’ve seen the Portland Trail Blazers run in the 2014 NBA Playoffs. Terry Stotts is a brilliant play-caller from out of bounds situations. [...]
Posted on 17. Jul, 2014 by Coach Mac.
Sitting on the bench sucks. No one wants to do it. Every player would prefer to be out on the court showcasing their talents to everyone inside the gym. But the fact is that all players will spend a lot of time on the bench at some point. As a player progresses further in their [...]
Posted on 03. Jul, 2014 by Coach Mac.
I’ve got a couple of big problems… a). I’ve got a big problem with players that say they want to great basketball players, but don’t properly put the work in to make it a reality. b). I’ve got a big problem with coaches that don’t teach their players how to work out properly on their [...]
Posted on 30. Jun, 2014 by Coach Mac.
Workout Overview: There will be no chart to accompany this workout. The reason being is that in 20 minutes you won’t have time to chart your makes. The focus is on an intense, non-stop 20 minute shooting workout. This workout is fantastic for all guards who are time poor. Want to get in a workout [...]
Posted on 24. Jun, 2014 by Coach Mac.
If you follow me on Twitter (you should be), you would know I’m a big, big fan of Patty Mills. The intense sharp-shooter recently helped the Spurs etch their name in the NBA history books with a 4-1 win over the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. Why do I admire him so much? Sure [...]