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Brian McCormick's Basketball Coaching Books
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
The 21st Century Basketball Practice By Brian T. McCormick, PhD
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The game of basketball has evolved over the last generation, but basketball practices have changed very little during my 30 years in the game as a player, coach, clinician, and consultant.... More > Today’s game more closely resembles the game that we played on the playground than the one that we were taught in practices. The 21st Century Basketball Practice is an attempt to modernize the youth and high-school basketball practice and catch up to the evolution of the game. The 21st Century Basketball Practice addresses what to do and what to say at practice and references my experiences with an under-9 AAU team, high-school freshmen, and professional teams. It is not a drill book, although numerous drills are explained and used as examples. Rather than list a number of drills, the purpose is to demonstrate at approach that generates countless drills, and drills that promote better performance in games.< Less
Playmakers: The Player's Guide to Developing Basketball Intelligence By Brian McCormick
eBook (PDF): $17.99
Through situations, instruction, and questioning, Playmakers: The Player’s Guide to Developing Basketball Intelligence demonstrates how to teach game awareness and basketball... More > intelligence. Playmakers: The Player’s Guide to Developing Basketball Intelligence explains the basic tactical skills of every offense — from pick-and-rolls to 3v2 fast breaks — but moves beyond the skill execution to the all-important perceptual, anticipatory and decision-making skills which separate the expert performers. Playmakers: The Player’s Guide to Developing Basketball Intelligence teaches tactical skills, but also develops the characteristics of a high basketball IQ player — players who: • Choose the best option in less time; • Adapt to ever-changing situations; • Possess good spatial awareness; • Know the right play at any moment relative to the time and score; And more.< Less
Playmakers: The Player's Guide to Developing Basketball Intelligence By Brian McCormick, PhD
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Through drills, situations, instruction and questioning, Playmakers: The Player’s Guide to Developing Basketball Intelligence demonstrates how to teach game awareness and basketball... More > intelligence. Playmakers: The Player’s Guide to Developing Basketball Intelligence explains the basic tactical skills of every offense — from pick-and-rolls to 3v2 fast breaks — but moves beyond the skill execution to the all-important perceptual, anticipatory and decision-making skills which separate the expert performers. Playmakers: The Player’s Guide to Developing Basketball Intelligence teaches tactical skills, but also develops the characteristics of a high basketball IQ player — players who: • Choose the best option in less time; • Adapt to ever-changing situations; • Possess good spatial awareness; • Know the right play at any moment relative to the time and score; And more.< Less
Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletters, Volume 5 By Brian McCormick, PhD
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Brian McCormick's Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletters, Volume 5 answers the questions that most coaches haven't thought to ask. What type of juice should my players add to their diets? What do... More > they mean when television analysts suggest that great point guard or quarterbacks have eyes in the back of their heads? Should we lift weights during the season? What is the secret to success? Volume 5 focuses heavily on motor learning principles such as degrees of freedom, differential learning, and contextual interference, and explains the practical implications on practice and player development. Volume 5 includes information on jump training and ACL injury prevention to perfect practice and playing in chaos. The objective through the newsletters is not to answer all the questions, but to provide information that forces the reader to ask better questions of him or herself.< Less
180 Shooter: 5 Steps to Shooting 90% from the Free Throw Line, 50% from the Field and 40% from the 3-Point Line By Brian McCormick
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Whether novice or advanced, 180 Shooter offers instruction and drills to elevate your shooting percentages or enhance your shooting instruction. 180 Shooter includes over 60 drills and 20 pictures to... More > assist with your learning. 180 Shooter is a complete guide to successful shooting, unlike any other because it uses learning progressions, not just drills. If you put forth the effort, 180 Shooter will help you develop into a 180 Shooter.< Less
Brian McCormick's Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletters, Volume 3 By Brian McCormick
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Brian McCormick's Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletters is a collection of basketball training information from professional basketball coach and trainer, Brian McCormick. Throughout 2009,... More > McCormick's weekly newsletter covered training-related information on topics like ankle injury rehabilitation, cognitive-perceptual development, mindful practice, internal motivation and more. Complete with interviews from leading sports medicine doctors, strength coaches and skill acquisition specialists, Volume 3 contains invaluable information for coaches, trainers, players and parents.< Less