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Jan 28 4 tweets 1 min read
1. Toughness w/ the ball
2. Owning your space w/ the ball
3. Body control, footwork, and balance
4. Beating full-court pressure & double teams
5. Play fast & stop on a dime.
6. Court vision 7. Attacking space in the open court
8. How to be a playmaker w/o the ball
9. Minimizing unnecessary turnovers
10. Finishing powerfully at the rim
11. Timing and spacing on court
Jan 13 18 tweets 4 min read
Want to be a leader that doesn't need to:

• yell
• scream &
• reprimand

...to bring out the best in your players?

Many don't think it's possible.

It is. 🧵👇 Culture First.

Leaders create positive team cultures & ensure every action is in alignment with their core values.

Southwest Air decided not to charge baggage fees bc it wouldn't align with their culture of providing friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel.
Jan 7 16 tweets 3 min read
7 things college coaches hate when recruiting players.🧵👇 1. Allergic to defense

Some things fluctuate game to game & college coaches understand this.

But effort, communication & pride defensively aren’t on that list.

Actually, taking pride in defense will get you noticed & could be a separator when compared to your competition.
Dec 7, 2021 13 tweets 5 min read
Just telling players to "fake more" doesn't work.

They need to see it, then do it. We got you covered with the "see it" part.

Here's 7 videos examples to help your players learn faster:🧵👇 1. In pressure moments, use fakes.

Defenders are quick to reach & fast to jump.

We call this shot-fake around the rim, an “arrum.” As in “air them.”
Nov 19, 2021 22 tweets 4 min read
If you only lead by example,

...you're a poor leader.

a thread🧵👇 Now, before you go hard in the comments...

...hear us out.

Leading by example IS an effective form of leadership.
Nov 5, 2021 18 tweets 4 min read
Stop calling players soft w/o teaching them how to be tough.

Use these 13 specific ideas to define toughness for your players.

🧵👇 Before we get going, know this:

Toughness is a skill.

It can be developed & improved.

The toughest players are the ones who make it easy for their teammates and hard for their opponent.

Let's dive in.
Oct 22, 2021 14 tweets 5 min read
Want better teammates on your roster this season?

You should.

Here's the 10 (teammate) commandments every coach must teach their players.

A thread:👇 1a. Thou shalt be the thermostat, not the thermometer.

Avoid being a thermometer, who walks into the gym & lets the environment dictate their energy.

Instead...

...be an energy giver who forces others around you to raise their temperature to the level you set.
Oct 12, 2021 17 tweets 6 min read
In basketball, playing with control is a superpower.

If you want your players to:

• pile on the assists
• take better shots
• turn it over less
• score more and
• get fouled often

...teach them this one skill immediately!

(a thread👇) If you guessed right, good work!

...the skill is playing off 2 feet & using jump stops at the end of drives.

There's countless situations in games where a player has a massive advantage if...

...they just. play. off. two.

Let’s first define the WHEN & WHY.
Oct 8, 2021 27 tweets 7 min read
"We're too small. I'm not athletic. My coach hates me."

Stop it. You're better than that!

Here's 23 ways to crush it at basketball (w/o being 6’7 & freaky athletic).

A thread👇 1/ Explore the edges of the sandbox.

Color outside the lines.
Spill some milk.

Experiment a lot. Fail a little. Discover often

There are many ways to play this game and you must uncover the one that fits you best.

Be creative. Be unique. Be YOU.
Sep 17, 2021 9 tweets 4 min read
Coaches are constantly looking for innovative ways to run offense.

The thing is, most great offenses just start in the right spots.

Here's an action high level teams are using to punish their opponents..

..and you can put it in with your team starting tomorrow

(A thread) 👇 1/ It's called Spain action

Spain is a pick and roll set in the center of the floor. The first screen is set by a big, and simultaneously a guard sets a backscreen on the ball screener's defender.
Aug 26, 2021 13 tweets 3 min read
After going through every edition of @JamesClear 3-2-1 newsletter...

...here's our TOP 11 thoughts for coaches.

{a thread 👇} 1a. On confidence & self-doubt

Merely believing you deserve something doesn't make it a reality.

But believing you don't deserve something will prevent you from trying.
Mar 5, 2021 12 tweets 3 min read
Looking for grow your basketball mind?

Here's some reading material for the weekend to make you a smarter basketball coach.

A thread of 10 threads we've posted over the last couple months.

We call it.... A META THREAD👇 7 Things College Coaches hate when recruiting players.

Feb 8, 2021 13 tweets 5 min read
Some people think great teammates are born… they aren’t.

More goes into being great to play with than meets the eye. It is our job as coaches to give our players the tools they need to become elite teammates.

The Ten Teammate Commandments

A Thread 👇👇👇 1a/ Thou shalt be the thermostat, not the thermometer.

Be an energy giver and force others around you to raise their temperature to the level you dictate.

Avoid being a thermometer, who walks into the gym & lets the environment dictate their temperature/energy.
Feb 5, 2021 17 tweets 6 min read
What if I told you that one of the most under taught aspects of the game is also one of the most vital in determining your team's success?

What is it you ask?

Shot Selection

Thread ⏰ 👇👇👇 1/ Define it

If we don’t define to our players what good and bad shots are, how are they supposed to know?

The definition also can’t be simplistic or binary (good/bad), that isn’t nuanced enough.

So let’s define it with more detail.
Feb 3, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
Most players train skills... & that's it.

But as coaches know — there's so much more to the game — especially for athletes who want to become complete players & compete at the highest levels.

At PGC camps, we train skills AND these 5 things.

a thread. 👇 1. BASKETBALL IQ

Great players contribute to their team in ways the average fan never notices.

However, good coaches always notice these “little things.” So, for players to become great, they need to learn these things too.
Feb 1, 2021 15 tweets 6 min read
We find that a lot of players are inconsistent on drives with their decision making and reads.

We also find that most players don’t know what to look for while driving…

So what exactly should they be looking for?

Time for a thread 👇👇👇 1/ Give them a cue!

Our brain builds instincts based on the visual cues around us. Once we know what to look for and gain experience seeing it, the reaction becomes a reflex.

Here is the cue we use to teach decision making on drives… Chest/Shoulder reads
Jan 31, 2021 23 tweets 5 min read
You don't have to be 6'7 or a freak athlete to excel at the game.

Here are 21 tips to become a smarter player (and coach).

Time for a thread 👇👇👇 1/ Explore the edges of the sandbox.
Color outside the lines.
Spill some milk.

Experiment a lot. Fail a little. Discover often

There are many ways to play this game and you must uncover the one that fits you best.

Be creative. Be unique. Be YOU.
Jan 12, 2021 11 tweets 4 min read
There is one thing great playmakers do consistently to get to the paint that average players don’t… play with CONTACT!!! Avoiding contact is a problem we see in thousands of the athletes we work with across the world every year.

We have the solution.

Time for a thread 👇👇👇 You need to think about one thing when driving to the basket if you want to play with more contact, getting sexy. Well not sexy exactly, more like SECSY.

SECSY is an acronym we use to teach athletes how to initiate and maintain contact in playmaking situations.
Jan 8, 2021 10 tweets 4 min read
What if I told you that one of the most under utilized/taught skills in basketball for many players and coaches was something so simple most of us learned how to do it in grade school yet many players and coaches rarely use it?

Time for a thread 👇👇👇 As many of you may have guessed that skill is playing off two feet and using jump stops at the end of drives. There are so many situations that arise in the course of a game where a player has a massive advantage if they use a jump stop. Let’s first define the when and why.
Jul 23, 2020 26 tweets 5 min read
How to crush it at basketball (without being 6’11)

Read 👇 Explore the edges of the sandbox.
Color outside the lines.
Spill some milk.

Experiment a lot. Fail a little. Discover often

There are many ways to play this game and you must uncover the one that fits you best.

Be creative. Be unique. Be YOU.
Jul 22, 2020 10 tweets 2 min read
On deep states of attention, awareness and being "in the zone."

A THREAD

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Bill Russell, the key player on the most successful basketball team ever (the Boston Celtics, who won 11 championships in 13 years), described his experience of playing "in the zone" as follows: “Every so often a Celtics game would heat up so that it became...