Changing My Team’s Identity ft. Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick, (Episode 8)

Changing My Team’s Identity Every team will develop their own identity whether you want them to or not.  It is up to coaches to shape and focus those energies appropriately. Coach Mock arrived at UNC Asheville and the program had a culture that she wanted to change.  She discusses how her program evolved into a… Continue reading Changing My Team’s Identity ft. Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick, (Episode 8)

What Do My Players Think I Think Is Important? (Episode 7)

What Do My Players Think I Think Is Important? Do you know what is important for you and your team? Have you ever felt like you and your players weren’t on the same page? It seems like your team just doesn’t think what you say or do matters. You’re probably right, but then you have… Continue reading What Do My Players Think I Think Is Important? (Episode 7)

Changing My Least Favorite Part of Practice (Episode 6)

Changing My Least Favorite Part of Practice Here are 8 reasons why you might dread a certain part of practice.  In this episode we discuss some strategies to help you address these situations. Your players probably enjoy your favorite part of practice. Your energy is definitely contagious to them. Maybe you have to fake your… Continue reading Changing My Least Favorite Part of Practice (Episode 6)

My Favorite Part of Practice ft. Rhet Wierzba (Episode 5)

My Favorite Part of Practice Practice is our classroom. If we don’t get excited when we get to teach this game, then we probably should find a new profession.  Of course, we can still get excited on game day, but we need to value the process. We need to enjoy our limited opportunities to help… Continue reading My Favorite Part of Practice ft. Rhet Wierzba (Episode 5)

Ask and Answer Questions

Ask and Answer Questions Hoops College likes to ask and answer questions.  We want to figure out what works, what doesn’t work, and how we can do it better. We will provide a holistic approach to teaching and learning to play the game of basketball individually and collectively.  It is not enough to just have… Continue reading Ask and Answer Questions

Framework for Basketball Players and Coaches

Framework for Basketball Players and Coaches The Framework’s Framework We are providing a framework for growth and improvement.  We believe that a strong foundation in fundamentals will lead to success. The more we coach players, watch players be coached, and observe the game in general, the more we learn. The Read & React offense provided… Continue reading Framework for Basketball Players and Coaches

Purpose of Hoops College

The Purpose of Hoops College Hoops College was once a way to share philosophies on offensive basketball.  Then it evolved into sharing all sorts of thoughts on not only basketball but leadership and just life in general.  Hoops College will still do that, but it is doing more. We know we have a bigger purpose.… Continue reading Purpose of Hoops College

Gaining a Defensive Advantage in BLOB Situations (Episode 2)

Gaining a Defensive Advantage in BLOB Situations   We mentioned in the last episode teams have a defensive advantage when the ball is out of bounds on the baseline. The inbounder can’t dribble or score. It is about being in good position, defending cuts and screens. The backboard defends part of the court, part of… Continue reading Gaining a Defensive Advantage in BLOB Situations (Episode 2)