The video above is an example of my team's hype video from this past year. I know a lot of coaches would find it to be a bit much to do a JH Hype video, but the kids enjoy it and so do the parents. It really doesn't take a lot of time to make these and especially at the high school level it is great to share out on your social networks. Both of the junior high teams I coached this year went 24-8 with a tournament championship that took two double overtime wins back to back to finish. Below is a video on how I build a Hype Video. I hope you will try one out for your team. It is very easy to do!
Man in the Mirror
Above is one of my favorite poems to share with my players. This year I included a quote by Coach Matt Painter of Purdue. It serves as a good reminder that coaching and playing is also about production.
It is a personal attack when players don't get the minutes they want. If you aren't happy with your playing time, do something about it.
Coach Bill Belichick is on to another Super Bowl after beating the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday. I'm reminded of his approach to the post season from a blog, hoopsthoughts.blogspot.com, I read a few years back.
The story began by him playing a horse race video such as the video below. About 3/4 of the way through the race he paused it and asked Who will win?
Will it be the horse who was predicted to win?
Will it be the horse that is currently leading?
Will it be the horse with the best odds?
His answer was simple, The winner will be the horse who runs the best race from here on out.
If you use the video below and pause it about 1:05 - 1:06 the top two horses aren't even in the picture. Great lesson for teams in the 2nd half of season or about to begin post season play.
My coaching friend, Nate Hill, and I decided to try a podcast on Sunday for only 8 minutes to see what would come out of our mouths. We had a conversation about his game the night before and some ideas for his upcoming week in practice. I suggested Confined Area Passing or Men in the Box as I call it. You get 4 guys to a team and have an offense and defense inside the Volleyball box. The offensive team must complete 6 passes without turning the ball over or stepping outside of the box. The defensive team must pressure the ball and try to force a turn over. The team who fails to accomplish their goal loses and go out to do pushups while another team comes in to replace them. Each time you get to six passes in the confined area you get a point. This drill teaches the importance of jumping to meet a pass, screening off the ball, screening a body and playing low to high while constantly moving. Take a listen to our 1st attempt.
My coaching friend @coachnatehill began his own newsletter a couple of weeks ago. He if you are not on his list make sure you join by sending him an email: email@example.com - Here is a link of the past newsletters he has sent so far. Enjoy!
A few years ago a speaker at a Clinic shared his idea of get out of jail cards they use during practice. Coaches use these cards to reward actions that take place in practice that defines their team identity. An example of this would be if a kid dives for a loose ball, rotates backside to prevent an easy bucket or even taking a charge in a game. We are using these cards as a reward for the player who sells the most items or meet his criteria for our trash bag fundraiser. Attached is the pdf if you are interested in downloading, laminating and cutting them out.
Above are some team drills we conducted at our Next Level Basketball Skills Camp this past Summer. Video starts with our mass dribbling drill we call numbers dribbling. This is a great partner or mass dribble stationary drill to develop 2nd moves.
A few weeks ago, we conducted our largest individual basketball skills camp to date with 120 campers. The camp provided boys and girls with some individual drills they can do to become a better player in the offseason. Above is a video taught by Nate Hill of Colonel Crawford high school with his breakdown of the Pro Shot Style of Shooting. Over the next few months, I will post different videos from the camp to reflect on some of the successes of the camp and what we can improve upon for next year as we begin to grow.
I don't like taking notes by hand. I would rather type or just pull out my camera and film. During the 2011 Ohio State Boys Basketball Clinic I did just that. I will post some of my Footage to this blog over the next few months and hope it helps you get ready for next season.
The first video is OSU Basketball
2 minute Footage - Not a lot there but look at the Secondary Break
1 minute of Individual Workout
1 Minute of Secondary Break - Worth a look and 2 minutes of your time
Basketball coach from a Small town in Ohio. Been Coaching for 14