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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 not that serious, right? Read more…

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 hope the person we’re Read more…

The Process: The Bridge Part 5

This topic of knowledge vs. action is extremely interesting to me. The most interesting part is that little “vs.” that’s in the middle. It’s that bridge. It’s that link between the two that is actually not so little at all.  In fact, it’s quite a gap that most people ever Read more…