www.coachesacademy.net<br />Basketball Coaching Development <br />
Welcome! Coaching Webinar:<br />Coaching Mentally Tough Basketball Teams<br />
Who am I?<br />Coach Josh Stinson<br />www.perectpractice.net<br />www.hoopclinics.com<br />www.coachesacademy.net<br />
Webinar Format:<br /><ul><li>Mental Toughness
Defining Characteristics
Physical component
Practice  Principles
Toughness Drills
Liability Considerations</li></li></ul><li>Key coaching Hurdles<br />Every coach must develop:<br />3 big Things!!<br />
Key coaching Hurdles<br />Every coach must develop:<br />
Key coaching Hurdles<br />Every coach must develop:<br />
Key coaching Hurdles<br />Every coach must develop:<br />
Key coaching challenges<br />
Definitions of Mental Toughness<br />1. Rebounding from mistakes<br /><ul><li>Mistakes Are NOT A Big Deal
They will happen in every single practice  you ever coach</li></li></ul><li>Definitions of Mental Toughness<br />Reboundin...
Creating a level of animosity with referees early in the game and sabotaging your teams chances later in the game </li></l...
Improves muscle memory
Richardson Experiment</li></li></ul><li>Definitions Of Mental Toughness<br />Visualizing Success:  Richardson Experiment<b...
Definitions of Mental Toughness<br />4. Consistency<br /><ul><li>Mentally tough players exude these qualities consistently...
Anybody can get ‘tough‘ for a few games or even a few weeks,
Any ‘change of heart’ by a player is great, but:
Whether the solution is long term wont be known until the player faces adversity (losing, a slump, playing time, demanding...
Definitions<br />5.  Persistence <br />(Always Beats Failure)<br />
Definitions of Mental Toughness<br />Persistence <br />(Always Beats Failure)<br />
Definitions<br />Persistence  - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1832 – Lost job, defeated for state legislature<br />2xFailure!<br />
Definitions<br />Persistence  - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1833 – Failed in business<br />Failure!<br />
Definitions<br />Persistence  - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1834 – Elected to Illinois State legislature<br />Success!<br />
Definitions<br />Persistence  - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1834 – Sweetheart Dies<br />Excuse for failure!<br />
Definitions<br />Persistence  - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1836 – Re-elected to Illinois State legislature<br />Success!<br />
Definitions<br />Persistence  - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1836 – Has a nervous breakdown<br />Failure!<br />
Definitions<br />Persistence  - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1838 – Defeated for speaker of the house<br />Failure!<br />
Definitions<br />Persistence  - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1843 – Defeated for Congress nomination<br />Failure!<br />
Definitions<br />Persistence  - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1846 – Elected to Congress<br />Success!<br />
Definitions<br />Persistence  - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1848 – Lost Congress Renomination<br />Failure!<br />
Definitions<br />Persistence  - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1854 – Defeated for US Senate<br />Failure!<br />
Definitions<br />Persistence  - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1856 – Defeated for nomination for Vice President<br />Failure!<br />
Definitions<br />Persistence  - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1858 – Defeated for US Senate again<br />Failure!<br />
Definitions<br />Persistence  - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1860 – Elected President<br />SUCCESS!<br />
Definitions<br />Persistence<br />
Catch-all Definition<br />Of<br />Mental Toughness<br />“Mental toughness is the ability to control thoughts and actions a...
“Understanding”<br />What Mental Toughness is NOT!<br />Bullying<br />Very often, young coaches and players alike mistake ...
Important point of focus in schools
The opposite of toughness – bullying behavior usually stems from a poor or inadequate self-image
Mentally tough – cultivate a positive self-image
No need to manufacture self-respect/esteem by hurting others</li></li></ul><li>“Understanding”<br />What Toughness is NOT!...
“Understanding”<br />What Mental Toughness is NOT!<br />Fouling/Aimless Activity<br /><ul><li>Fouls sabotage all of our ef...
Easy to ignore a s a coach if it seems like the player is trying
Blind hustle  is counterproductive </li></li></ul><li>“Understanding”<br />What Mental Toughness is NOT!<br />Scheme-based...
“Understanding”<br />What Toughness is NOT!<br />Scheme-based<br />
Physical Conditioning<br />“There is NO SUCH THING as an out-of-shape, mentally tough basketball player!<br />Mental and P...
Practice Concepts<br />Scrimmaging - make bad calls<br /><ul><li>Frontload  your players -  preparing them to play through...
Telling players you’re going to make bad calls ahead of time leads to faster learning. </li></li></ul><li>Practice Concept...
Work on every skill in any practice sequence
Example – Closeout:
Defend Shot
Defend Drive
Box-Out
Locate and Chase down the rebound</li></li></ul><li>Practice Concepts<br />Play to the whistle not the horn<br /><ul><li>I...
Scorers make mistakes often & refs have final word over scorers – so playing to the whistle is important </li></li></ul><l...
Practice & Coaching Concepts<br />Building Resiliency<br />6. Address  Detrimental behaviors<br /><ul><li>Consistent messa...
Practice & Coaching Concepts<br />Building Resiliency<br />7. Model  poise and self control as the Coach<br />“Players wil...
Practice & Coaching Concepts<br />Building Resiliency<br />8.  No Excuses!<br />
Practice & Coaching Concepts<br />Building Resiliency<br />Communicate &demonstrate how  behavior influences outcomes <br ...
Practice & Coaching Concepts<br />Building Resiliency<br />Develop keywords or Signals to re-focus<br />Have a phrase you ...
Practice & Coaching Concepts<br />Building Resiliency<br />11.  Make a Practice Of Diving After Loose Balls in Every Scrim...
Practice Drills<br />51 seconds of Perfect Defense<br /><ul><li>Defensive Execution </li></li></ul><li>Practice Drills<br ...
51 sec = Three defensive possessions  </li></ul>        17 sec.<br />x  3possessions<br />              51 sec.<br />
Practice Drills<br />1.  51 seconds of Perfect Defense<br /><ul><li>Primary halfcourt defense vs. any offense
Goal: Play Perfect Defense (no breakdowns/mistakes)  for  0:51
Offense starts with 0:51 –
Drill ends when clock hits zero
Clock resets to :51
Any defensive breakdowns that  the coach catches
Clock stops & countdown to 0:00 continues
Steal  with perfect defense
Defensive Rebound  with perfect defense
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  • Every Coach Has 3 Major Teaching Responsibilities:1. You’ve got implement and develop Skills and Schemes – You’ve got to develop CultureHaving a defined program culture helps reinforce/develop toughness and skill development3. You’ve got to Develop ToughnessToughness – physical and mental – is a pillar of success – on par with schemes.Building championship teams – these 3 guideposts need to be met to reach your goals.Toughness doesn’t get talked about much online – today I’ve got several things to say about toughness
  • today I’ve got several things to say about toughness
  • Every Coach Has 3 Major Teaching Responsibilities:1. You’ve got implement and develop Skills and Schemes – You’ve got to develop CultureHaving a defined program culture helps reinforce/develop toughness and skill development3. You’ve got to Develop ToughnessToughness – physical and mental – is a pillar of success – on par with schemes.Building championship teams – these 3 guideposts need to be met to reach your goals.Toughness doesn’t get talked about much online – today I’ve got several things to say about toughness
  • Definitions – start with some broad concepts and crystallize them all into a concise definition of mental toughnessRebounding from mistakes:Basketball is such a fast-paced game that this is critical – you have to learn from your mistakes without dwelling on them Example: Player throws ball awayBangs head and explains why he threw it awayWhile he is explaining, his man scores on a wide open layup on the other endPlayer bangs head again and starts to explain why he didn’t get back on defenseAs he explains the point guard fires a pass that he loses out of boundsThis can be difficult for young players who want badly to succeed i.e. move from Frosh to Jv or Jv to Varsity – gets hard on himself when he makes a mistake Usually only making things worse.
  • Mentally tough players exude these qualities consistently over timeAnybody can get ‘tough‘ for a few games or even a few weeks, Any ‘change of heart’ by a player is greatWhether the solution is long term wont be known until the player faces adversity (losing, a slump, playing time, demanding coach, etc)
  • Persistence. This is a critical point. Failure happens. Its part of sports.LINCOLN
  • Persistence. This is a critical point. Failure happens. Its part of sports.LINCOLN
  • This definition combines all of the concepts that I’ve discussed up to this point and crystallizes them into one succinct statement.This was put together by coach Brian Williams my partner at coaches Academy – he has used it in his basketball programs – to teach toughness to his players – Puts it in written form in an effort to make it part of the program culture - ------------------------Okay. Before I get into concepts for developing toughness in your players and in your practices, I’m going to quickly talk about what toughness is not. These are qualities that are sometimes mistakenly associated with toughness.
  • Coaching Mental Toughness in Basketball

    1. 1. www.coachesacademy.net<br />Basketball Coaching Development <br />
    2. 2. Welcome! Coaching Webinar:<br />Coaching Mentally Tough Basketball Teams<br />
    3. 3. Who am I?<br />Coach Josh Stinson<br />www.perectpractice.net<br />www.hoopclinics.com<br />www.coachesacademy.net<br />
    4. 4. Webinar Format:<br /><ul><li>Mental Toughness
    5. 5. Defining Characteristics
    6. 6. Physical component
    7. 7. Practice Principles
    8. 8. Toughness Drills
    9. 9. Liability Considerations</li></li></ul><li>Key coaching Hurdles<br />Every coach must develop:<br />3 big Things!!<br />
    10. 10. Key coaching Hurdles<br />Every coach must develop:<br />
    11. 11. Key coaching Hurdles<br />Every coach must develop:<br />
    12. 12. Key coaching Hurdles<br />Every coach must develop:<br />
    13. 13. Key coaching challenges<br />
    14. 14. Definitions of Mental Toughness<br />1. Rebounding from mistakes<br /><ul><li>Mistakes Are NOT A Big Deal
    15. 15. They will happen in every single practice you ever coach</li></li></ul><li>Definitions of Mental Toughness<br />Rebounding from mistakes<br /><ul><li>How We Respond To Mistakes Defines Us!</li></li></ul><li>Definitions of Mental Toughness<br />2. Forest through the trees – big picture<br />Not getting so caught up in the little battles that occur all the time in basketball that you forget about the Overall Goals <br />Mentally tough players understand what is important and what isn't<br />Coaches can fall in this trap too:<br /><ul><li>Excessively arguing with officials at expense of coaching your team
    16. 16. Creating a level of animosity with referees early in the game and sabotaging your teams chances later in the game </li></li></ul><li>Definitions of Mental Toughness<br />3. Visualizing success<br /><ul><li>Be aware of how you communicate this concept</li></li></ul><li>Definitions of Mental Toughness<br />Visualizing success<br /><ul><li>Mind/Body connection
    17. 17. Improves muscle memory
    18. 18. Richardson Experiment</li></li></ul><li>Definitions Of Mental Toughness<br />Visualizing Success: Richardson Experiment<br />
    19. 19. Definitions of Mental Toughness<br />4. Consistency<br /><ul><li>Mentally tough players exude these qualities consistently over time
    20. 20. Anybody can get ‘tough‘ for a few games or even a few weeks,
    21. 21. Any ‘change of heart’ by a player is great, but:
    22. 22. Whether the solution is long term wont be known until the player faces adversity (losing, a slump, playing time, demanding coach, etc)</li></li></ul><li>Definitions of Mental Toughness<br />Consistency<br />
    23. 23. Definitions<br />5. Persistence <br />(Always Beats Failure)<br />
    24. 24. Definitions of Mental Toughness<br />Persistence <br />(Always Beats Failure)<br />
    25. 25. Definitions<br />Persistence - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1832 – Lost job, defeated for state legislature<br />2xFailure!<br />
    26. 26. Definitions<br />Persistence - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1833 – Failed in business<br />Failure!<br />
    27. 27. Definitions<br />Persistence - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1834 – Elected to Illinois State legislature<br />Success!<br />
    28. 28. Definitions<br />Persistence - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1834 – Sweetheart Dies<br />Excuse for failure!<br />
    29. 29. Definitions<br />Persistence - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1836 – Re-elected to Illinois State legislature<br />Success!<br />
    30. 30. Definitions<br />Persistence - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1836 – Has a nervous breakdown<br />Failure!<br />
    31. 31. Definitions<br />Persistence - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1838 – Defeated for speaker of the house<br />Failure!<br />
    32. 32. Definitions<br />Persistence - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1843 – Defeated for Congress nomination<br />Failure!<br />
    33. 33. Definitions<br />Persistence - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1846 – Elected to Congress<br />Success!<br />
    34. 34. Definitions<br />Persistence - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1848 – Lost Congress Renomination<br />Failure!<br />
    35. 35. Definitions<br />Persistence - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1854 – Defeated for US Senate<br />Failure!<br />
    36. 36. Definitions<br />Persistence - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1856 – Defeated for nomination for Vice President<br />Failure!<br />
    37. 37. Definitions<br />Persistence - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1858 – Defeated for US Senate again<br />Failure!<br />
    38. 38. Definitions<br />Persistence - Abraham, Lincoln<br />1860 – Elected President<br />SUCCESS!<br />
    39. 39. Definitions<br />Persistence<br />
    40. 40. Catch-all Definition<br />Of<br />Mental Toughness<br />“Mental toughness is the ability to control thoughts and actions and<br />maintain a focus on what is truly important in a calm and poised way under<br />competitive pressure.”<br />
    41. 41. “Understanding”<br />What Mental Toughness is NOT!<br />Bullying<br />Very often, young coaches and players alike mistake bullying for mental toughness<br /><ul><li>Bullying has no place in the game
    42. 42. Important point of focus in schools
    43. 43. The opposite of toughness – bullying behavior usually stems from a poor or inadequate self-image
    44. 44. Mentally tough – cultivate a positive self-image
    45. 45. No need to manufacture self-respect/esteem by hurting others</li></li></ul><li>“Understanding”<br />What Toughness is NOT!<br />Bullying: Does THIS KID look mentally tough!?!?<br />
    46. 46. “Understanding”<br />What Mental Toughness is NOT!<br />Fouling/Aimless Activity<br /><ul><li>Fouls sabotage all of our efforts on any one possession
    47. 47. Easy to ignore a s a coach if it seems like the player is trying
    48. 48. Blind hustle is counterproductive </li></li></ul><li>“Understanding”<br />What Mental Toughness is NOT!<br />Scheme-based<br />Toughness doesn’t have anything to do with coaching tactics/schemes<br />Consistently executing any scheme properly requires toughness <br /><ul><li>We can have totally different styles and still cultivate equally tough players and teams</li></li></ul><li>“Understanding”<br />What Toughness is NOT!<br />Scheme-based<br />
    49. 49. “Understanding”<br />What Toughness is NOT!<br />Scheme-based<br />
    50. 50. Physical Conditioning<br />“There is NO SUCH THING as an out-of-shape, mentally tough basketball player!<br />Mental and Physical Toughness Go Hand-In-Hand. All Coaches Pay Lip Service To This Concept. Champion-Level Coaches field teams that reflect it year-in and year-out”<br />
    51. 51. Practice Concepts<br />Scrimmaging - make bad calls<br /><ul><li>Frontload your players - preparing them to play through adversity
    52. 52. Telling players you’re going to make bad calls ahead of time leads to faster learning. </li></li></ul><li>Practice Concepts<br />Completion– in everything we do.<br /><ul><li>Finish the play
    53. 53. Work on every skill in any practice sequence
    54. 54. Example – Closeout:
    55. 55. Defend Shot
    56. 56. Defend Drive
    57. 57. Box-Out
    58. 58. Locate and Chase down the rebound</li></li></ul><li>Practice Concepts<br />Play to the whistle not the horn<br /><ul><li>Important for time and score
    59. 59. Scorers make mistakes often & refs have final word over scorers – so playing to the whistle is important </li></li></ul><li>Practice Concepts<br />4. Create competition<br /><ul><li>Be Aware Of Practice Pace And Tone.</li></li></ul><li>Practice & Coaching Concepts<br />Building Resiliency<br />Rehearse pressure situations in practice – HAVE A PLAN<br />“Take time every basketball practice to rehearse different pressure situations that arise in games. Having a definite plan that players have practiced will help them focus on what to do under pressure and less on the pressure itself.”<br />
    60. 60. Practice & Coaching Concepts<br />Building Resiliency<br />6. Address Detrimental behaviors<br /><ul><li>Consistent message</li></ul>“Make it a point of emphasis that bad body language, moping, pouting, displays of disgust with officials, and other negative behaviors are training the players for failure. them any time they occur in practice, games, or in the locker room..”<br />
    61. 61. Practice & Coaching Concepts<br />Building Resiliency<br />7. Model poise and self control as the Coach<br />“Players will feed off of you and draw confidence from your mental toughness.”<br />
    62. 62. Practice & Coaching Concepts<br />Building Resiliency<br />8. No Excuses!<br />
    63. 63. Practice & Coaching Concepts<br />Building Resiliency<br />Communicate &demonstrate how behavior influences outcomes <br />“Point out times in your game films or games you record on TV when a lack of poise and<br />mental toughness by an individual cost a team a chance to win.”<br />
    64. 64. Practice & Coaching Concepts<br />Building Resiliency<br />Develop keywords or Signals to re-focus<br />Have a phrase you can use when a player makes a mistake to re-focus them back on what they should be doing NOW. A simple phrase such as "Play through it!" can be enough signal your message.”<br />
    65. 65. Practice & Coaching Concepts<br />Building Resiliency<br />11. Make a Practice Of Diving After Loose Balls in Every Scrimmage Situation<br />+/- Point systems/ behavioral reinforcers <br />
    66. 66. Practice Drills<br />51 seconds of Perfect Defense<br /><ul><li>Defensive Execution </li></li></ul><li>Practice Drills<br /><ul><li>Avg. halfcourt defensive possession = 17 sec.
    67. 67. 51 sec = Three defensive possessions </li></ul> 17 sec.<br />x 3possessions<br /> 51 sec.<br />
    68. 68. Practice Drills<br />1. 51 seconds of Perfect Defense<br /><ul><li>Primary halfcourt defense vs. any offense
    69. 69. Goal: Play Perfect Defense (no breakdowns/mistakes) for 0:51
    70. 70. Offense starts with 0:51 –
    71. 71. Drill ends when clock hits zero
    72. 72. Clock resets to :51
    73. 73. Any defensive breakdowns that the coach catches
    74. 74. Clock stops & countdown to 0:00 continues
    75. 75. Steal with perfect defense
    76. 76. Defensive Rebound with perfect defense
    77. 77. Made shot against perfect defense</li></li></ul><li>Practice Drills<br />1. 51 seconds of Perfect Defense<br />
    78. 78. Practice Drills<br />2. Passing-only scrimmage <br /><ul><li>Continuity/motion offense</li></li></ul><li>Practice Drills<br />2. Passing-only scrimmage<br /><ul><li>Halfcourt motion/continuity - 5on5
    79. 79. Rules:
    80. 80. 3 possessions for each team
    81. 81. No Dribbling
    82. 82. Denial Defense
    83. 83. Passes count for 1 point
    84. 84. Ball can’t hit the ground – (no dribbling, no dropped passes)
    85. 85. Players must catch in correct offensive spots
    86. 86. Most passes in 3 possessions wins</li></li></ul><li>Practice Drills<br />5 on 5 Halfcourt Scrimmage<br />
    87. 87. Practice Drills<br />3. Three man rebounding(“NBA”, Animal Thug”)<br /><ul><li>Rebounding & Toughness in the paint
    88. 88. Offensive rebounding & putbacks
    89. 89. Playing through contact
    90. 90. Eliminates dribbling and wasted motion in the paint </li></li></ul><li>Practice Drills<br /><ul><li>Three man rebounding</li></ul>3 teams - 3 players in the paint (1 from each team)<br /><ul><li>Coach shoots
    91. 91. 3 players chase the rebound
    92. 92. Rebound and Putback = 1 point for team
    93. 93. 1st Team to 7 points = winner
    94. 94. Only way to get off the floor - score</li></li></ul><li>Practice Drills<br /><ul><li>Three man rebounding
    95. 95. Shots don’t count/pass back to the coach when:
    96. 96. Ball touches floor
    97. 97. Touch ball with feet outside of the paint</li></li></ul><li>Practice Drills<br />Outside the paint = out of bounds<br /><ul><li>Less space = more contact </li></ul>Shifts focus to GETTING SHOTS IN THE PAINT<br />
    98. 98. Practice Drills<br />Not allowing the ball to touch the ground:<br /><ul><li>Eliminates dribbling in the paint
    99. 99. Limits defensive recovery</li></ul>Shifts the focus to SCORING IN THE PAINT<br /><ul><li>Catch with 2 hands at height of jump
    100. 100. Keep ball above shoulders
    101. 101. Pogo move</li></ul> -OR-<br /><ul><li>Pump fake and score with contact</li></li></ul><li>Practice Drills<br />Key Statistic<br />Winner<br /> =<br />Team That Makes The Most Layups <br />Shots in the paint=layups<br />
    102. 102. Practice Drills<br /><ul><li>Three man rebounding
    103. 103. Emphasize playing though contact
    104. 104. No fouls
    105. 105. No dirty play</li></li></ul><li>Practice Drills<br />Three charges and loose ball<br />Each Player On The Team Will…<br /><ul><li>Take 3 consecutive charges in the paint and
    106. 106. Dives On A Loose Ball </li></ul>…in rapid succession<br /><ul><li>Emphasize positioning – outside the NBA line
    107. 107. College & Below – contact can occur in the paint and it will still be a charge –
    108. 108. But…refs are inconsistent with this call and tend to go by the NBA rule anyway.</li></li></ul><li>Practice Drills<br />
    109. 109. Practice Drills<br />
    110. 110. Practice Drills<br />5. Condition without the ball!?!?<br /><ul><li>In Vogue – conditioning with the ball </li></ul>– speeds up offensive development<br /><ul><li>If the problem is toughness and/or terrible conditioning, running WITHOUT the ball emphasizes those things & brings the focus quickly where it needs to be.</li></li></ul><li>Practice Drills<br />Condition without the ball<br />Suicides (Lines)<br /><ul><li>Acceptable Times (HS Boys): 28-30 seconds per set
    111. 111. 1 set
    112. 112. ¼ court and back
    113. 113. ½ court and back
    114. 114. ¾ court and back
    115. 115. Full court and back</li></li></ul><li>Practice Drills<br />Condition without the ball<br />20 in 20(hard core!)<br /><ul><li>Each Of The 20 Repetitions Occurs in a 1 </li></ul>minute time frame – players RUN for <br />part of the 60 seconds and REST for the <br />Remainder of the minute<br /><ul><li>Final set of lines = 30 seconds
    116. 116. For Every PRIOR set of lines, players have</li></ul>one extra second to complete the line.<br /><ul><li>Set 1: 49 seconds to complete </li></ul>the running, 11 seconds to rest<br /><ul><li>Set 2: 48 to run, 12 to rest
    117. 117. Set 3: 47 to run, 13 to rest
    118. 118. And so on so that the final set of lines is </li></ul>completed within 30 seconds <br />
    119. 119. Liability &<br /> Good Judgment<br /><ul><li>Be aware of practice settings / minimize danger
    120. 120. What names do you give your “Toughness” drills?
    121. 121. Report any bumps/bruises to coach/trainer - have it in writing</li></li></ul><li>THANK YOU!!<br />
    122. 122. www.coachesacademy.net<br />Basketball Coaching Development <br />
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