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Tiny'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.

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

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

Carly Fresher

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

Rachel Roman

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™

Carly Matthews

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?

Carly Fresher

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

Carly Matthews

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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