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This is the podcast where you will hear real basketball coaching conversations. Whether you are a new or experienced coach at any level of basketball these coaching conversations will give you practical ideas to stimulate your coaching and make what you do even better.

The Basketball Podcast Chris Oliver

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    • 4.3 • 432 Ratings

This is the podcast where you will hear real basketball coaching conversations. Whether you are a new or experienced coach at any level of basketball these coaching conversations will give you practical ideas to stimulate your coaching and make what you do even better.

    Episode 244: Gary Williams, Flex, Fullcourt Pressure, and Removing The Grey Area

    Episode 244: Gary Williams, Flex, Fullcourt Pressure, and Removing The Grey Area

    Guest: Gary Williams, Hall of Fame Basketball Coach
    Hall of Fame coach Gary Williams joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on the flex offense, full-court pressure, and removing the grey areas.
     
    Gary Williams is the winningest head basketball coach in Maryland history. During his 22 seasons at the helm, the Terrapins went 461-252, a winning percentage of .646. His tenure included 14 NCAA tournament berths, seven Sweet 16 appearances, back-to-back trips to the Final Four, and the 2002 national championship. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014 and has the basketball court at the Xfinity Center named after him.
     
    Breakdown
    1:00 - Introduction
    3:00 - Flex Offense
    5:00 - Removing Down Screen
    9:00 - Less Structured
    13:00 - Manipulation and Flexibility
    16:00 - Vs. Pressure
    18:00 - Vs. Switching
    24:00 - Triangle Influence
    26:30 - Three Point Line
    29:24 - 30:08 - Membership Sales AD
    30:09 - Toughness
    33:00 - Press Defense
    37:00 - Sideline Press Defense
    40:30 - Points Per Possession
    43:00 - Playing Full Court
    47:00 - Remove The Grey Area
    51:00 - Cross Matchups and Press
    54:00 - Press Break
    59:00 - Playing 5-on-5 Press
    1:00:00 - The Current Game
     
    Gary Williams’ Bio:
    Bio/Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Williams
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/garywilliams02
     
    Basketball Immersion
    Website: http://basketballimmersion.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion
    Immersion Videos:
    Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 243: Randy Norton, Communication, Attitude, and Solution Based Coaching

    Episode 243: Randy Norton, Communication, Attitude, and Solution Based Coaching

    Guest: Randy Norton, UAB Head Coach
     
    UAB head coach Randy Norton joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on communication, attitude, and solution-based coaching.
     
    Since Randy Norton arrived on campus in 2013, he has guided the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) to at least 15 wins in seven of the last eight seasons. From 2017-2020, he led the Green and Gold to three consecutive 20 win seasons for the first time in school history. He led UAB to its first C-USA Regular Season title in 2017-18. Randy Norton was named the 2017-18 C-USA Coach of the Year after leading the Blazers to a record-setting 27-7 overall record and a 13-3 conference record. The Blazers have finished with 12 or more conference wins from 2017-2020.
     
    Breakdown
    1:00 - Work On Their Own
    6:00 - Positive Things During Practice
    9:00 - Useless Information
    11:00 - Timeouts and Coaching
    15:30 - Communication
    18:00 - Mental Toughness
    22:00 - Thinking Solutions
    27:00 - Being Proactive
    28:12 - 28:59 - Membership Sales Ads
    30:00 - UAB Player-Led Development
    33:00 - 5-and-5
    38:00 - One on One
    43:00 - Competition
    46:00 - Shooting Drills
    51:00 - Challenges Coaching
     
    Randy Norton’s Bio:
    Bio/Website: https://uabsports.com/sports/womens-basketball/roster/coaches/randy-norton/1798
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/coachnorton1
     
    Basketball Immersion
    Website: http://basketballimmersion.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion
    Immersion Videos:
    Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com

    • 53 min
    Episode 242: Tricia Cullop, Build By Culture and the Blue Collar Gold Standard

    Episode 242: Tricia Cullop, Build By Culture and the Blue Collar Gold Standard

    Guest: Tricia Cullop, Toledo Head Coach
     
    Toledo head coach Tricia Cullop joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on how to build by culture and the blue collar gold standard.
     
    As the winningest coach in University of Toledo Women’s Basketball history, Head Coach Tricia Cullop has transformed the program into a nationally-recognized powerhouse. The 2022 WBCA Carol Eckman Integrity in Coaching Award is a testament to her success in creating space for authenticity and community on and off the court throughout her 30-year coaching career.
     
    Under her leadership, Toledo has made nine trips to the postseason and has hung five championship banners, including a postseason WNIT title in 2011, a MAC Championship in 2017, and three MAC regular-season championships (2010-11, 2012-13, and 2021-22). The Rockets’ 2011 WNIT Championship was the first major postseason tournament title won by a Mid-American Conference team. Cullop has been named MAC Coach of the Year a record-tying four times (2009, 2011, 2013, and 2022).
     
    Breakdown
    1:00 - Conversation Around Lynn Roberts
    8:00 - Done It That Way
    11:00 - Mindset Training
    14:00 - Challenges During COVID
    17:00 - Built By Culture
    20:30 - Blue Collar Gold Standard
    22:00 - Great Schedule
    25:00 - Playing Man to Man
    27:56 - 28:41 - Membership Sales Ad
    29:00 - Adavantages of Switching
    35:00 - Rebounding
    38:00 - Special Situation
    41:00 - Constructive Criticism
    46:00 - Captain Ideas
    49:00 - Highlights and Lowlights
    51:00 - Individual Freedom
    53:00 - Ball Screens
    55:00 - Perception Precedes Communication
     
    Tricia Cullop’s Bio:
    Bio/Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tricia_Cullop
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/coachcullop
     
    Basketball Immersion
    Website: http://basketballimmersion.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion
    Immersion Videos:
    Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com

    • 58 min
    Episode 241: Tom Hovasse, 5-Out Style of Play and Japanese Basketball

    Episode 241: Tom Hovasse, 5-Out Style of Play and Japanese Basketball

    Guest: Tom Hovasse, Japan National Men’s Team Head Coach
     
    Japan National Men's Team head coach Tom Hovasse joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on the 5-Out offense style of play and Japanese Basketball.
     
    During his career as head coach of the Japanese women’s basketball team, Tom Hovasse did what no one thought possible, leading the team to silver at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Tom is now channeling his skills into coaching the Japanese men’s team.
     
    Tom played college basketball at Penn State and played professionally from 1989 to 2001, including a brief stint with the Atlanta Hawks and 10 seasons for teams in Japan.
    He also served as assistant coach to the Japanese national team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where the Japan team made it as far as the quarterfinals.
     
    Breakdown
    1:00 - Japan Women's Team Success
    3:00 - Adapting 5-Out System
    5:00 - Mirroring
    8:30 - Creating Gaps
    13:00 - Calling Plays
    16:00 - Freedom From Choice
    18:00 - Overload Spacing
    21:00 - Screens
    24:00 - 24:46 - Membership Sales Ads
    25:00 - Tagging Up Concept
    28:00 - Offensive Rebounding System
    32:00 - Putting in Long Hours
    36:00 - Following Structure
    41:00 - Best Roster
    44:00 - Conclusion
     
    Tom Hovasse’ Bio:
    Bio/Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Hovasse
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TomHovasse
     
    Basketball Immersion
    Website: http://basketballimmersion.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion
    Immersion Videos:
    Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com

    • 50 min
    Episode 240: Ted Hotaling, Seeking Basketball Solutions To Our Questions

    Episode 240: Ted Hotaling, Seeking Basketball Solutions To Our Questions

    Guest: Ted Hotaling, New Haven Head Coach
     
    New Haven head coach Ted Hotaling joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on seeking basketball solutions to our questions as coaches.
     
    With 173 career victories, Ted Hotaling stands second among nine head coaches in the history of the New Haven men’s basketball program and, with 27 more wins, would become just the second coach in program history to win 200 career games. The 2022-23 season will mark his 12th season strolling the sidelines of Charger Gymnasium.
     
    Ted Hotaling led the Chargers to back-to-back appearances in the Northeast-10 Conference Championship game, a pair of nine total appearances in the conference tournament under his tutelage. In addition, Hotaling’s teams have earned four bids to the NCAA Division II National Tournament, the most recent coming in 2022.
     
    Breakdown
    1:00 - Basketball Solution To Our Questions
    5:00 - Silence Condense
    8:00 - Skill Execution
    10:00 - Connection
    13:00 - Three Seconds
    15:00 - Clips of Turnover
    17:00 - Advance Stats
    21:00 - Shot Selection
    23:00 - System and Talent
    26:00 - Practice
    28:00 - Game of Change
    27:32 - 28:18 - Membership Sales Ad
    30:00 - Time Management
    32:00 - Playing More 5-on-5
    35:00 - Weak vs Strong Hand Finish
    37:30 - Audition
    42:00 - Individual Close Outs
    43:30 - Offensive Philosophy
    47:00 - Book Phrase
    49:00 - Learning Language
    51:00 - Culture Around The Program
     
    Ted Hotaling’s Bio:
    Bio/Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Hotaling
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tedhotaling
     
    Basketball Immersion
    Website: http://basketballimmersion.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion
    Immersion Videos:
    Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com

    • 56 min
    Episode 239: Daniel Abrahams, Psychology, Coaching and Skilled Performance

    Episode 239: Daniel Abrahams, Psychology, Coaching and Skilled Performance

    Guest: Daniel Abrahams, Sport Psychologist. Consultant, Author, Blogger and Podcaster
     
    Sport psychologist. consultant, author, blogger and podcaster Daniel Abrahams joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on psychology, coaching and skilled performance.
     
    Dan Abrahams is a sport psychologist working alongside individuals, teams, coaches and organizations globally. He is known for his passion to de-mystify sport psychology and for creating simple to use performance techniques. He is the author of four best-selling sport psychology books and is the founder of both the Dan Abrahams Soccer Academy and The Sport Psych Show podcast. A former professional golfer and PGA qualified, Dan has a First Class Honors degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Sport Psychology. He is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), meaning he is an accredited psychologist and bound by the HCPC’s code of conduct which emphasizes confidentiality, evidence of professional development, safe practice, and standards of proficiency.
     
    Breakdown
    1:00 - Engagement
    6:00 - Concept of Performance
    11:30 - Scaffolding
    16:00 - Variability
    21:00 - Small Sided Games
    24:00 - Player Led Development Time
    26:00 - Feedback
    30:00 - Asking Questions
    32:00 - Value of Review Sections
    37:00 - Retrival and Space Rehearsal
    37:24 - 38:09 - Membership Sales Ads
    46:00 - Memory Consolidation
    53:00 - Retrieval Practice Rehearsal
    55:00 - Persuade yourself
    1:00:00 - Coach to Player Conversation
    1:02:00 - Psychological Safety
    1:08:00 - Conclusion
     
    Daniel Abrahams’ Bio:
    Bio/Website: https://danabrahams.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/danabrahams77
     
    Basketball Immersion
    Website: http://basketballimmersion.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion
    Immersion Videos:
    Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com

    • 1 hr 11 min

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432 Ratings

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