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The Skill Development Playbook blog has all the information you need to improve as a player or coach.  This blog will give you tips, workouts, and drills to help enhance any players skill set.

Posts tagged skill development
Are You Communicating Effectively?

I was recently speaking with a player I was training about their season. We were discussing how their season was going and the frustrations that come along with it. During our conversation they told me about a recent conversation they had with their coach. This is where things get tricky for me as a skills coach. Never do I want a player, at anytime, to go against what they are being told by their coach.

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Episode 11 Podcast with Chris Oliver

Chris Oliver is the head men's basketball coach at the University of Windsor and the Founder/Operator of With 20 years of basketball coaching and training experience, Coach Oliver shared some great insight into how he conducts skill development training with his University of Windsor basketball team and camps he host. His training goes against the traditional way of training majority of coaches use today, but his methods are practical and skills learned can be transferred to a game.

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Tips to Breakdown a Simple Offense into Skill Development Drills

Skill development has turned into a big deal. If you go to Google and type in skill development trainer you will get a very large result of coaches, trainers, and academies. Some are really good and some not so much. Lets be honest, majority of the skill development done is on offense. It focuses on ball handling, shooting, passing, and footwork. Those things are great for the individual player or when conducting small groups. But if you are a coach at a middle school or high school you tend to spend more time on the team vs the individual.

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In Season Skill Development

Basketball season is here and is in full swing. Coaches are preparing their teams for the next game with scouting reports and watching team film. Teams are also prepping for competition by executing half court offensive plays and defensive schemes in practice. Each one of those are very important to team success, but coaches and players must also remember to get in some skill development time.

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