Don Showalter National Director for Coaching Development USA Basketball and former High School Head Coach for 42 years, shares lessons learned from John Wooden to contemporary coaches
Definition of Coach
A carriage pulled by horses, we depend so much on our players and if we have really good players many times we’ll have a good team.
A guide who helps people get out of their comfort zone.
To help excite the players about what they’re doing, and impart this excitement into his players
Thought for the Day
Mind candy for the day:
Be driven by your dream
The thing that drives all real success is passion and enthusiasm for what you do – Coach Wooden
Be quick but don’t hurry
The real role of leadership is climate control creating a climate of possibility
I have had a lot of failures, they were all learning experiences. If you’re in the morning mode there’s no such thing as failure
Shooting, passing catching, and footwork. Footwork is the most important for everything. Shooting from the waist up his all technique, scoring is from the waist down footwork equals balance
Two players across from each other pass the ball at the same time with the right-hand and then pass the ball at the same time with the left.
Use your imagination to create drills that work Your players, their skills, and translate to games. Make them Game specific. Create the drills and if they don’t work adjust.
Coaching Tool Box
Coaches talk way too much in practice, we need to learn to be more precise with our instruction, teach in soundbites
Repeat your self less in practice, if you set the expectation for them to hear it the first time they will pay better attention.
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Good to great by Jim Collins
All of John Wooden’s books