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Basketball Styles of Play Explained

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Basketball Styles of Play (The Coach Approach)

Basketball Styles of Play are a framework on which your offensive and defensive strategies are built. They provide a framework for your players to understand the outcomes you are trying to achieve at different moments in a game. Having a style of play on both defence and offense can help athletes make better decisions and […]

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Basketball Playing Positions Explained

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Basketball Playing Positions and Roles (The Coach Approach)

Basketball playing positions are usually referred to as numbers 1 through 5. Here Coach Craig Rowe explains what each number represents as well as the role traditionally expected of the basketball playing positions on a team. Discussed are the traditional roles of the point guard, shooting guard, small (offensive) forward, power forward and also the […]

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Developmental Stages in Athletes

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Developmental Stages in Athletes (The Coach Approach)

Here we explore the various developmental stages of athletes and the approaches a coach may apply when teaching various age groupings in basketball. While approaches shared are based on age groups, we remind coaches that when it comes to the developmental stages in athletes, age should only be a guide. As well as explaining the […]

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How To Build Rapport in Basketball

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How To Build Rapport in Basketball (The Coach Approach)

This episode of The Coach Approach we look at how to build rapport with the athletes in basketball and also people you work with. Building rapport is not always easy given most people are different, however OzSwoosh implements some simple approaches to work through the process of improving the harmony of our players. So here, […]

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Recruiting the “RIGHT” Type of Players

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Recruiting Players In Basketball (The Coach Approach)

This episode of The Coach Approach, Coach Craig Rowe shares the three core character traits he looks for most when recruiting the right type of players. His preferences when recruiting players are for athletes who work hard, are coachable and have a growth mindset. Also, Covered are topics of work ethic, coachable attitude and he […]

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Footwork Fundamentals in Basketball

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Footwork Fundamentals in Basketball (The Coach Approach)

This episode of the Coach Approach, OzSwoosh Coach Craig Rowe shares his perspective on the importance of footwork fundamentals in basketball. He also suggests many beginner coaches may be neglecting to teach good basketball basics to players at the grassroots level. OzSwoosh emphasise the importance of good footwork to the athletes they work as well […]

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Playing Small Sided Games in Basketball

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Small Sided Games In Basketball (The Coach Appraoch)

Small Sided Games in basketball are considered games which teach athletes how to play in a more play-based learning structure and also help players learn by discovery. Usually, numbers are less than the usual 5 on 5 required in games, also the numbers may be adjusted to create advantage and disadvantage situations. So, the focus […]