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PEACELOVEBASKETBALL: The Magic of Ball Fakes

A good ball fake can get a player an easy basket or an open pass. It can shift the opponent’s defense and make gaps for the offense. The ball fake is key to making things happen on the basketball court. Whether it’s a shot fake, a pass fake or drive fake, this simple skill works like magic against opponents and can make a huge difference in a player’s game and a team’s success.

Learn more about putting the ball fake to use in my article The Magic of Ball Fakes.

 

PEACELOVEBASKETBALL: Coaches Don’t Know Everything

I’m grateful to have the opportunity to share my coaching experience here on my blog and now with Stack Sports. After nearly 30 years of coaching, and many more playing basketball, I have learned a lot. But the most important thing that I learned, is that I don’t know everything.

I always loved attending coaches clinics because it gave me the opportunity to grow my knowledge. Even with volunteering again as a coach since Covid, I’ve had new surprises and insights. I hope that bits and pieces of my most recent coaching articles, How To Motivate Your Team, How To Teach Leadership and The Best Team Building Activities, will augment your knowledge of the game. Enjoy!

PEACELOVEBASKETBALL: Inspiring Basketball Memoirs

There’s nothing better than a good book to bring you closer to the game and learn about life. As a writer and coach I appreciate what it takes to weave a person’s history into an inspiring story. So I’ve put together a list of must-read memoirs by basketball coaches. The memoirs are filled with heartwarming and thought provoking stories that will also help you be a better coach.

If you don’t have time to sit down and read, then give an audiobook a try. Most of these are available through your library and online book sources. Download them and listen while you walk your dog, clean out your garage or sweep the basketball court before practice and learn a few more things about life and the game…[READ MORE]

PEN TO PAPER: Just Imagination

We carved pumpkin’s last week and my son and his friend’s rummaged through six boxes of costumes to find the perfect outfits for Halloween night. The boxes are a mish-mash of years of collecting and making costumes out of our best finds from our closets and Goodwill. A witch, skeleton, Mummy, 70’s funk, 80’s punk, UPS driver and Elvis, to name a few.

Costumes simply take a little imagination… just like writing.

Did you dress up? Eat too much candy? Carve pumpkins this Halloween?

Write about it.

 

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Sonya Elliott’s memoir, Back on the Court: A Young Woman’s Triumphant Return to Life, Love & Basketball, is her story of finding hope in the wake of tragedy […]

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