Tom Crean Basketball Clinic Notes

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Tom Crean Basketball Clinic Notes

  1. 1. Tom CreanCompete every possessionBest effort expected every dayTeam grows as family – react to adversityBill Russell – have a “team ego” – demand teamsuccess – learn other’s game so he could becomebetterTeam begins when you realize you can’t do it aloneTogether everyone achieves more T.E.A.M.John Wooden – main ingredient of stardom is therest of the teamEveryone makes a difference – our team/our fight5 players – one heartbeat12 STRONGsociety does not emphasize sharingrefuse to let team member fail – make everyonebetterindividual stats are illrelevantBill Sharman – creating unselfishness mostimportant team attributePractice thinking about making your team andteammates better
  2. 2. Page 2How to compete/prepareWooden – once you came to practice cease being anindividual; now part of a teamBill Russell on Red Auerbach “He had a great pairof ears”Listen – what is being said/what is beingtaught/what is expectedLearn to compete = learn to achieveW.I.N. What’s Important NowUS Army – do essential things first/knowyourself/seek self-improvementWoody Hayes 4 ways to cheat a playerDo something for him that he can do himselfAllow poor effort on field and classroomAllow belief that football is the onlyeducation you’ll needAllow player to believe his success makes himprivilegedValue-based teachingLoyalty/trust/collectiveresponsibility/caring/communicate/prideSet and maintain the standardAl McGuire – dream big; don’t be another guy goingdown the street going nowhereRecruit battery chargers ignite passion
  3. 3. Page 3Recruits are looking for discipline/have somebalance in their life/want someone to teachthem/want someone to lead themMeasure height/weight/wingspan/standing reachPick 5 best that fit togetherDistinct rolesShared valuesLine of commitment “Alamo”Buddy system – peer pressure“Frisbees” shrink the circle – limit outsiders – inNBA more try to break into the circlepartner weight training – ride bike 2 miles – legpress other partner – if he stops – ride another ½mile – peer pressureteam communicationeye contactpoint to passerstanding for a teammateforming huddlesget input from playersspotlight teammate; say something positiveBill Sharman conditioning/fundamentals/teamworkJack Gardner “details wins game”Why do teams win? 2005 study+3 FG+1 FGA+6 FG%+2 3FG-1 3FGA
  4. 4. page 4Why do teams win? (cont.)+7 3FG%+4 FT+5 FTA+4 FT%+1 OffReb+4 DefReb+4 TotalReb-3 Less Fouls+3 Assists-2 Less TO’SBetter FG% win 75%Better FT made win 70%Fewer Fouls win 75%More Rebs win 65%Half-time lead win 75%Team GoalsShoot 25 FTBe in bonus each ½ with 12 minutes to go75% FT%50% FG%12 or less TO’S40% 3FG%Post Feeds – “Double bury” “Single Bury” How manyfeet in the paint?Post play – leg whips/pin and spin/sprint to rim/golow/sit low on kneesOffReb – 75% desire/25% ability/stay off backsAnticipate and execute “see, not look”Driving lane kick outs for 3/dish to post/attackgaps
  5. 5. Page 5Screen: loud/low/legalNo TO’s protect ball/catch w/ 2 hands/chinit/target hand/fake passes/dribble w/ purpose/nodribbling into troubleDTran – ball ahead of you = wrong positionMind/body/voice are equal on defenseTake all fakes w/ retreat stepGuarding dribbler – jab and stick/no headbobbing/mirror ball w/ ball/move w/ pivotBuild a wall on post catchIn area or out of area rebounder?
  6. 6. Page 5Screen: loud/low/legalNo TO’s protect ball/catch w/ 2 hands/chinit/target hand/fake passes/dribble w/ purpose/nodribbling into troubleDTran – ball ahead of you = wrong positionMind/body/voice are equal on defenseTake all fakes w/ retreat stepGuarding dribbler – jab and stick/no headbobbing/mirror ball w/ ball/move w/ pivotBuild a wall on post catchIn area or out of area rebounder?

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