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team culture

Building Team Culture: Restorative Practices, Circles and Conversations

Effective coaches are constantly looking for ideas and opportunities to build a positive culture in their respective programs. I recently attended a 2 day workshop on a growing concept in schools around the idea of restorative practices.  This practice comes from the criminal justice field of restorative justice. Restorative practice Read More

Zavier Simpson

7 Under-Practiced or Never-Practiced Aspects of the Game 

In several articles over the years, we’ve touched on some topics that often slip through the proverbial cracks when it comes to planning practice time.   Today, we’ll feature seven of them: EURO-FOUL– Accidentally, intentionally fouling players to prevent run-outs off of turnovers.  The Europeans didn’t necessarily invent the tactic Read More

Player Efficiency Ratings(PER) – The “True Value” of a Player

Back in the prehistoric days of coaching basketball, most player evaluations were done by the eye test. One would have been hard pressed to find a coach who couldn’t rank his players 1-15 overall, or for that matter, in any specific phase of the game (defense, for instance) and they Read More