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Expertise: Basketball and COVID-19

Expertise: expert skill or knowledge in a particular field And since the definition of expertise includes “expert”… Expert: having comprehensive or authoritative knowledge in a particular field With too much time be aware of what everyone else thinks about literally everything, I have learned that everyone …

Culture and Accountability

Culture and accountability are very often talked about together. Culture: the “standard”, the way things are done here, how we act Accountability: requirement or expectation to justify decisions Culture is a buzz word in business, sports, and life in general.  Whether a coach should think culture …

COVID-19 Update

Dear Hoops College Member: On March 11, we last communicated with you that Hoops College would be continuing to conduct normal operations at our training facility. As a result of recent government decisions, we are temporarily closing the doors on our facility. We are excited to reopen …

Coaching Youth Basketball

Coaching youth basketball is many times a volunteer service.  Coaches don’t get paid or at least not enough to make it their full-time job. Teams might practice one or two days a week for an hour. Games are every Saturday for a couple of months. It’s …

How Much Do We Love?

Donald Miller gives a great perspective on love. I don’t know if he knows anything about basketball or coaching, but he gives us something to think about. “But love doesn’t control, and I suppose that’s why it’s the ultimate risk. In the end, we have to …

Spin Move on Basketball Analytics

Basketball analytics suggest that teams should shoot 3’s, free throws, and layups or dunks.  If a team makes 35 out of 100 3’s, they would have to make over 50% of their 2’s to score the same number of points. Of course, you would rarely turn …

Youth Basketball Petition

I’d like to start a youth basketball petition. Kids shouldn’t play 5 on 5 until they are at least 12 years old. Furthermore, 5 on 5 full-court basketball for kids under the age of 12 should be a felony for whoever is taking those parents’ money …