Ettore Messina clinic notes on pick & roll offense & defense

European legend Ettore Messina recently put on a zoom ball-screen clinic on both offense and defense during the COVID break.  Not only has Messina been a head coach at countless EuroLeauge powerhouses, Ettore has also had a wealth of experience from working in the NBA, most notably under Gregg Popovic. The EuroLeague is a half-courtContinue reading “Ettore Messina clinic notes on pick & roll offense & defense”

Steve Smiley – Northern Colorado Head Coach COVID Clinic

Coach Smiley has done an incredible job both at Weber and Northern Colorado as a defensive assistant. His defenses have overachieved every year and are built to take advantage of the analytics explained in sprawlball. He brings up this book multiple times throughout the clinic and how their defense is based on it. The bigContinue reading “Steve Smiley – Northern Colorado Head Coach COVID Clinic”

Mark Few and Gonzaga’s Coaching Style

When you watch Gonzaga play it’s very clear how fundamentally sound they are both offensively and defensively. They don’t have any special drills or fancy tricks; their staff just does a better job teaching concepts than most coaches. It’s clear when you watch them in practice their team culture won’t let guy’s cut corners orContinue reading “Mark Few and Gonzaga’s Coaching Style”

Charlton (CY) Young – transition offense COVID Clinic 2020

Florida State does a great job in transition. I have never met CY, but it seems like everyone else in the profession who knows him loves him. I was impressed with the job he does of making clear points and emphasizing them. A good teacher can make anything seem simple, and he does just that.Continue reading “Charlton (CY) Young – transition offense COVID Clinic 2020”

Coaching “catch phrases”

Catch phrases are important! It’s layed out pretty clear in my notes on the book “Culture Code”. The best companies all have them. Here are some good one’s I’ve come across for coaching Defense (WV Press clinic) Ball pressure comes first. Work it every day. If you play hard and have ball pressure good thingsContinue reading “Coaching “catch phrases””

Coaching Quotes

Phil Jackson The ideal way to win a championship is step by step. I think the most important thing about coaching is that you have to have a sense of confidence about what you’re doing. Tommy Amacker recruiting “Is this a player that I would like to play with?” Tom Coughlin: “Humble enough to prepare, confident enough to perform. BruceContinue reading “Coaching Quotes”