5 Unconventional Ways To Develop This Offseason and Blow By Your Competition

By Joe Haefner

5 Unconventional Ways To Develop This Offseason and Blow By Your Competition

Everybody will tell you the basics of what you should do every offseason like…

What Every Coach & Parent Can Learn From ESPN’s #1 College Player

By Joe Haefner

What Every Coach & Parent Can Learn From ESPN’s #1 College Player

If you watched college basketball last year, you’ll know that Frank Kaminsky led the Wisconsin Badgers to the Final Four and was named… 

Competitive and Fun Youth Drill – Speed Dribble and Lay Up Relay Race

By Joe Haefner

Competitive and Fun Youth Drill – Speed Dribble and Lay Up Relay Race

This is a fun and competitive drill that helps players to improve their speed dribble and lay up under pressure in…

Advanced Shooting Workout – Make 2

By Joe Haefner

Advanced Shooting Workout – Make 2

This is an advanced workout from our Breakthrough Shooting eBooks and Audio package. Instead of shooting the ball…

Tips From Kyle Korver – Is Your Inner Circle Making You Better?

By Joe Haefner

Kyle Korver was the 2nd oldest player at the age of 33 to make his 1st all star appearance.

Prior to joining the Atlanta Hawks in 2012, he’d only started in 10 career games.

As Kyle mentions below, hard work, the right attitude, and surrounding yourself with the right people can help you achieve goals that others did not believe you could attain.

“I think there’s something to who knows what can happen when you put your heart and soul into something and do the daily work every day and try to be consistent and try to be open minded,” said Korver. “And surround yourself with people who can make you better. Who knows what can happen? It’s kind of a cool message, I suppose. There’s the saying: ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ I just try to be open minded and learn from it all.”

“It wasn’t always easy. There were a lot of hard moments and sometimes you learn from the end of the bench. Sometimes you learn from injuries. If you can keep a good attitude and keep on working eventually situations change and you can put those things to use.”

“I’ve always thought of myself as a basketball player. Shooting should always be what I do best, but I enjoy the whole game. I enjoy defense. I enjoy passing. I love setting screens. I like coming in and trying to block a shot on the weak side. I love x’s and o’s. I love working, For me, I’ve never thought of myself if I was labeled as a shooter, you can go and say whatever you want. I know that I love the whole game of basketball. So that’s what I’ve always believed in. Maybe now some people are changing their opinions a little bit and that’s great, but it really doesn’t matter because I have the most amazing job. I play basketball and I can keep working on getting better.”

Why Kyle Korver Is One Of The Best Shooters In The World

By Joe Haefner

From Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau:

“It’s a tribute to the way he works at it, the way he studies, prepares; his offseason conditioning work he puts in is incredible. It’s not an accident what he’s doing. Everyone knows it’s coming. He knows how to get open, he plays for the team. He’s a star in his own way; he’s always embraced his role, always played for the team, a great pro. The numbers say that (he’s among the elite all time shooters).”

 

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer:

“Kyle’s getting better. His footwork, ability to read screens, understand the offense. He’s an incredible shooter. I was blown away with how he shot it last year and now percentage wise he’s shooting it even better. The league has had some pretty amazing shooters without getting into names. For me in a season and 20, 25 games, I personally haven’t seen anyone on a night in and night out shoot it better.”

 

If you like quotes from coaches and players like these, check out Steve Finamore’s blog: Playing The Right Way. That’s where I get most of these.

 

 

 

Barkley Rips Rockets GM For Being Stats ‘Idiot’ – And Stats Articles and Resources

By Joe Haefner

Barkley Rips Rockets GM For Being Stats ‘Idiot’ – And Stats Articles and Resources

Charles Barkley and Houston Rocket’s owner Daryl Morey got into a spat over analytics and stats. They even called each other…

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Teaching Footwork to Beginners – The Pivot Foot Drill

By Joe Haefner

Teaching Footwork to Beginners – The Pivot Foot Drill

As a Basketball Coach, I have encountered a couple of basketball leagues that teach differently and have different rules. One particular drill that fascinated me and…

4 Signs of Coaching Genius You May Miss (I Know I Did)

By Joe Haefner

4 Signs of Coaching Genius You May Miss (I Know I Did)

In all the years I have been coaching, I have met a lot of people, learned a lot of basketball and have seen a lot of games. I am always getting calls and…

What KD & Kyrie Irving Focus On In Workouts – The Big Rocks?

By Joe Haefner

What KD & Kyrie Irving Focus On In Workouts – The Big Rocks?

In over 35 years of coaching and teaching basketball, I have developed a habit of taking everything I see and hear and relating it to basketball. Whether I am walking up a…