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Brian McCormick's Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletters, Volume 7 By Brian McCormick
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Brian McCormick's Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletter Volume 7 questions the basketball status quo and answers the questions that most fail to ask. Why do we accept game slippage as a matter of... More > fact? If we push players out of their comfort zone in practice, why expect more mistakes in games? What is game-like? Volume 7 addresses topics as varied as NBA shooting practice, hip mobility and ACL injuries. What is the Relative Age Effect and how does it affect team selection and professional drafts? What is an exercise that can be used to identify athleticism? Why do we discount the role of play in learning? Volume 7 draws on McCormick's experiences during 2017 as a college professor teaching Introduction to Strength & Conditioning, and coaching girls' varsity high school, boys' AAU, and women's junior college basketball. The collection covers a wide variety of topics, and each page is filled with information that a player or coach can use immediately.< Less
21st Century Guide to Individual Skill Development By Brian McCormick
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21st Century Guide to Individual Skill Development is the player's version of The 21st Century Basketball Practice, but can be used by coaches or skill trainers as a complement to The 21st Century... More > Basketball Practice. The philosophy and concepts between the two books are the same, but this book focuses on individual skill development, specifically shooting, finishing, and dribbling. The book contains a chapter about the specific skills, but the book is centered on strategies to improve your individual practice. McCormick outlines and explains various strategies that worked for him as a player, coach, and skill trainer, and that are supported, in most cases, by research. In addition to his personal examples and research, McCormick includes examples from modern-day superstars such as Stephen Curry and his visit to an NBA team's offseason workouts.< Less
SABA: The Antifragile Offense By Brian McCormick
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Small advantage. Big advantage. SABA is based on a simple idea: Use an offensive action to create a small advantage, and exploit the small advantage to create a big advantage. Regardless of the... More > tactic or strategy, the objective of every offensive possession is to create a big advantage: An open catch-and-shoot shot, an open driving lane to the basket, or a shot at the rim. The SABA offense is not a free-for-all or roll-the-ball out and let them play system. It takes countless hours of practice to teach players to embrace the chaos and thrive in these situations. This book defines the principles and advances a new philosophy for offensive basketball, and provides the instruction and drills to teach the system and develop skilled players.< Less
Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletter, Volume 6 By Brian McCormick
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Brian McCormick's Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletters, Volume 6 tackles the basketball status quo and provides real world and well-researched answers to the questions that many fail to ask. Why... More > do we teach young players to use the triple threat position on every catch when the model of professional offensive execution, the San Antonio Spurs, rarely use the triple threat at all? Why do we accept non-contact ACL injuries in girls' basketball as a fait accompli rather than implementing measures to reduce players' risks? Volume 6 also includes incredible interviews with basketball coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, and physical therapists from around the world. The collection of articles in Volume 6 cover a wide variety of topics, and each page is filled with information that a player or coach can use immediately.< Less

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