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Coach's Corner

Welcome to Tiny's Corner - a haven for coaches to read, learn, share and grow. Let's face it...the moment we stop challenging our thoughts or stretching our approach is the moment we fail to fulfill our potential and obligation. As coaches we have all been blessed with the gift of opportunity to impact the lives of young athletes. How and to what extent we deliver is in our hands. I challenge you to do the same we ask of our athletes - step outside your comfort zone, take the risk and model the growth you would like to see in them. My ATTACK colleagues are continually pushing each other - from techniques to drills, ideas about team culture, fresh perspectives on offensive movement or ways to increase defensive pressure...we grow as a result. I invite you to join me as I share thoughts and ideas that are the culmination of experience and collaboration of my personal journey in coaching. It is my hope Tiny's Corner will play some role in helping us strive to become the coaches we aspire to, and deliver a positive team experience that will build relationships, bring joy, and teach life lessons to your athletes.

A Basketball Player

02-19-15

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A basketball player can come in any size, shape, or color. There is no common denominator except a love for the game and a desire to get the most out of her abilities. She is not only proud of her strengths, but understands her weaknesses. She is concerned first with the good of her team and knows...

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Top 6 Critical Qualities of the Best Captains

02-15-15

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6. The Best Captains Are The Hardest Workers The best leaders are typically your team's hardest workers. They invest fully in whatever they do whether it is practice, weights, conditioning, video, community service, and most certainly, competitions. They know that their success as an individual and...

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Accountability in your Program

Jamie Campbell

02-14-15

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This article was written by Santa Clara University men's basketball coach Brandon Rosenthal. Coach Rosenthal has been a part of the Broncos coaching staff for 3 years and is a big part of the team's success. Brandon is an up and coming coach in the college basketball ranks. It's no secret...

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8 Keys to Becoming a Great Shooter

02-14-15

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  1. Mental Toughness Confidence Has the confidence to take and make shots when open Judges themselves on taking a good shot, not whether they made or missed the shot Short Memory Realizes that the only shot...

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Our ATTACK Family

Ulysses Garcia

12-19-14

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ATTACK players — it is our quality of character and actions that define us. When our teammates are struggling, it is up to each of us to reach down, to pull them up and to hold on. I don't care who it is, it just doesn't matter — if they are part of our family, we demonstrate...

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Applying Spurs Way To High School

12-17-14

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Applying Spurs Way To High School The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth NBA title in 15 years using a system called the "Spurs Way". We break down what the "Spurs Way" means on the court and how young players can apply these concepts and actions to the club and high school teams...

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Shooting: Attention to Details


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08-25-14

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Having an attention to detail when shooting the basketball can transform average players and teams, and turn them into good or even great shooting teams. The more a player or team is able to focus on the details of a movement like shooting, the more skilled and efficient they will become....

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4 WAYS TO BUILD UP AND TRAIN YOUR LEADERS


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08-14-14

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Training good team leaders will be one of the most important things you do for the future development of your program. Remember, as your leaders go your team goes. Bring your leaders in . . . then take the time to build your leaders up. 1. ENCOURAGE YOUR LEADERS TO "TALK IT." When your...

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The 5 Kinds Of Leaders Every Team Needs To Be Successful

08-14-14

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The 5 Kinds of Leaders Every Team Needs to be Successful Your leaders are absolutely critical to your success for a variety of reasons. Finding and developing just one effective leader can be challenging enough for most teams. However, in actuality, you really need 5 kinds of leaders if your...

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Establishing a Standard of Performance


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08-14-14

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There are four teams left in the NBA playoffs and it's fascinating to listen to the differences in how each team is described and discussed by the media. The Pacers are described as being built for their series with the Heat; the Heat are all about the "Big 3"; the Thunder are all about their...

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Improve Shooting With Strength Training

01-29-14

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Contrary to some opinions, lifting weights doesn't adversely affect shooting touch. The idea that weightlifting tightens muscles - leaving players stronger, but less flexible and muscle-bound - is simply not true. Check out the many areas that shooters can improve upon by hitting...

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Strength Training - Essential To Player Development


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01-29-14

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Seven days without strength training makes one weak. OK, that may be a bit of an exaggeration. However, strength is an attribute that is quickly diminished. In as little as three weeks, basketball players begin to see and feel a decrease in their overall strength. Given today's elite players...

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Style or Philosophy


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10-12-12

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What is the philosophy of a coach? Where does it come from and how do you develop it? Why do we need it? And what is "coaching style?" All these questions are related to a coach's performance and direction. Style and Philosophy are two different things, but closely related; they complement each...

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Thoughts on Youth Basketball Development in America


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03-18-12

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Excerpt from ESPN.com I have been watching more high school and junior basketball than ever, and I am worried about what I see. The canary in the United States' basketball coal mine has not yet died, but it is starting to teeter on its perch. No reasonable basketball person can refute the fact that...

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THE THEORY AND RATIONALE OF THE READ AND REACT™


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03-03-12

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In 2003, I took some time to consider my basketball life up to that moment. After my playing career and then over twenty years in coaching, I knew there was something missing. After much contemplation, I decided to create the Read & React Offensive System™. Why would my reflection motivate...

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WHAT IS A COACH?


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03-03-12

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A coach is a politician, a judge, a public speaker, a teacher, a trainer, a financier, a laborer, psychiatrist, a psychologist and a chaplain. It also helps if he is an astrologer or at least understands numerology. He must be an optimist and yet at times appear a pessimist, seem humble and yet be very...

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THE READ AND REACT™ STORY


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02-23-12

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I know that the phrase "thinking outside of the box" is overused and worn out. Critics will tell me that there's "nothing new under the sun" when it comes to basketball. Well, I'm not talking about a new way to shoot the ball, or dribbling with your elbows, or playing defense on all fours. I'm not talking...

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