What is “Small Ball”?

What is “small ball”?   The game of basketball looks a lot different now than it did 10 years ago. It used to be that if you were 6’9” you played in the post. Then Magic came along and changed that. Then 7 footers were post players and then Dirk changed that. Then KD took… Continue reading What is “Small Ball”?

The Games Within the Game

There are a lot of games within the game of basketball.  Can we please stop acting like it’s all the same?  Yes the objectives of the game are the same. For the most part, the rules of the game are similar. However, there are differences in every team, even the ones at the same level.… Continue reading The Games Within the Game

Reasons Players Play

Whether it’s a 5-year-old who is playing basketball for the first time or a 50-year-old playing in the office lunch league or the best player in the world making millions of dollars a year, what are the reasons players play? You love the game. You love to compete. You are getting paid. You want to… Continue reading Reasons Players Play

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 is an expert and that numbers don’t always tell… Continue reading Expertise: Basketball and COVID-19

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 is important or what they want their culture to… Continue reading Culture and Accountability

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 but we will not set a date until we… Continue reading COVID-19 Update