How to be a Good Role Model for Your Players

how to be a role model

  Having good, positive role models is very important for children and teenagers. Kids look up to certain people in their lives. They look to their role models as an example when they have decisions and choices to make. Children and teenagers strive to emulate their role models, trying to be like someone they look […]

The 8 Must-Have Requirements of Every Point Guard

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  The point guard position is the most important position on a basketball court. Don’t listen to anyone that tells you different.  They are required to do many things in the game of basketball that are very different to the other four positions on the court. While the other 4 positions are mainly focused on putting […]

7 Easy Steps to Dealing with Difficult Parents


  Every year, thousands of coaches all over the world dedicate their time to teaching other parents children how to play the game of basketball.  The majority of parents appreciate this good-natured act, but occasionally you’ll find a couple of people that don’t see it this way. Often the love they have for their child […]

NBA Coach Rankings – Before the 2012 Season

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The importance of a great coach is often overlooked by the casual basketball fan. Having a great coach in the NBA is crucial to success and is always a high priority on any organisations list. Here I’m going to rank all 30 NBA coaches from 30 – 1. I’ve done my best to rank this […]

7 Important Tips to Remember When Dealing With Referees


Last weekend there was a basketball tournament in town. I had no teams participating and had no other commitments, so I thought I’d head down and check it out… While it was great watching the youngsters playing, some of the coaches absolutely disgusted me. They we’re yelling at these young referees all game, nearly every […]

4 Simple Steps to Get Youth Basketball Player’s Attention – And How to Teach It

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Do you ever find at practice or clinics that your youth basketball players aren’t paying attention? You look over and see them mucking around talking with their friends, or simply day dreaming? Paying absolutely no attention to what you’re trying to teach? They can be sneaky about it too. One minute you think they’re paying […]

Weekly Round Up: Week 1 – The Beginning

If you’re like me, you spend hours upon hours every week reading through many different basketball blogs. It can be a very time consuming process wading through a lot of repetitive posts in search of the golden nuggets of information. Well, hopefully I’ve got just the solution for you.  I’m going to immerse myself in all of the […]

The History of Basketball

James Naismith

Who invented basketball? That’s a question I receive a lot as a coach. As coaches and lovers of the game, it’s important (and fun!) to know the origins of how basketball first began. Who Invented Basketball? The game of basketball originated in December 1891 by a Canadian born man by the name of James Naismith. […]