Category: Coach

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

Charting Broken Plays – A Teaching Tool

A sneaky good way to further separate oneself from the pack is recognizing, understanding and appreciating the significant number of plays a game fall into the category of “broken plays” and then imparting this knowledge on to one’s players. Defining a broken play isn’t exactly easy and will vary somewhat 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