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Lee Taft Performance Podcast

Nov 29, 2021

Coaches often get in their own way when it comes to coaching movement on offense. They have their players cut non-stop. In theory, it sounds great, but what happens is players often are in the ideal spot, and they cut out of it into a more difficult spot. Cutting and moving is about knowing what the job of the defense...

Nov 22, 2021

We must stop picking drills randomly off the internet. If you know exactly what you are looking for, feel free to use the internet to find it. Basketball coaching is about solving problems, and the drills you select should be an integral part of solving those problems.


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Nov 15, 2021

When teaching basketball players a skill, focus on the big rocks to have single attention during the learning phase. If you try to coach all the big rocks and little rocks simultaneously, they can't absorb much of anything. Give them wins every day!


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Nov 8, 2021

Being a mentor might be the most important aspect of the coaching profession. Basketball coaches need to take this role seriously. Too many coaches take the job for granted and are not the leader players, and staff needs to grow.


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Nov 1, 2021

Some of the greatest basketball players have never had formal coaching. They learned from the streets! They mastered the game because they stayed on the courts. When we put our practice or training plans together, we need to allow some ugliness to come into the session. The practice must have some live...