Coaching Basketball Successfully - 3rd Edition by Morgan Wootten

By Morgan Wootten

mythical UCLA trainer John wood as soon as stated, “People say Morgan Wootten is the simplest highschool basketball trainer within the kingdom. I disagree. i do know of no finer trainer at any level—high college, collage, or pro.”

Morgan Wootten has retired from training, yet his wisdom of the sport continues to be unsurpassed and willing as ever. Coaching Basketball Successfully encompasses a wealth of Wootten’s undying knowledge. And, during this 3rd version, Wootten provides much more value—the training reports, equipment, and strategies of his son Joe, a profitable highschool trainer himself.

Loaded with insights, guide, drills, and Xs and Os, Coaching Basketball Successfully is the easiest unmarried source on benefiting from your software, staff, and avid gamers each one season.

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22 Coaching Basketball Successfully We try to practice the situations that the players will be in. For example, on the day before a game that will take place in front of a large crowd, we practice with crowd noise blaring from our speakers. This enables us to practice our relay system. For example, we will have an inbounder practice getting the call from the point guard (except in cases when the point guard is our inbounder) and then passing that call along so the other players know what we are running.

Temper your reactions when they bring home tales of woe or heroics. 10. Make a point of understanding courage and the fact that it is relative. Some of us climb mountains but fear a fight; some of us fight but turn to jelly if a bee buzzes nearby. ” And recently, I’ve added an 11th commandment: 11. Don’t force the coaches to think about you while they are trying to coach your child. We’ve found this preseason gathering to be a great way to start the year on a positive note. It allows the parents to meet each other as well as the coaches who will be working with their children.

My assistant, Jack Bruen, who went on to become the head coach at Colgate, took the team to the tournament and brought them home with two victories. As I was congratulating him, he said, “Morgan, everything went great except time-outs. Only four players would sit on the bench and listen to me. ” I found it difficult to believe that a parent would do that, and I realized that I was in for a yearlong problem if I didn’t correct the situation. During the first time-out of our next game, all five of the players sat down on the bench to face me as they are supposed to do.

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