Chris Emami

The Season Begins/Start Of Season Update

This will be a very short post explaining a major change to this blog for the next few months. As I stated in one of my initial posts, I am going to put my money where my mouth is. I have implemented the tools that I have outlined on this blog with my own team and have predicted success for my team this season.

Every day will now be more of a journal entry keeping readers up to date about how my team is progressing both in practices and in games. Stay tuned for updates and feel free to send me any questions or suggestions as the season unfolds.

Team Concepts (Offenses, Defenses, Baseline, Sideline, & Press Breaks)

As you will read tomorrow on the blog, we are going to change the format for a few months. When we come back from the hiatus, we will be running a series of posts on different team concepts that will fill your playbook. Here is an outline of the different chapters of the series that we will delve into:

  1. Offenses
  2. Defenses
  3. Baseline Inbounds
  4. Sideline Inbounds
  5. Press Breaks

 

Dealing With Referees

I feel like many coaches have a very negative viewpoint of referees. Since I started coaching in 2004, the relationship between coaches and referees has deteriorated quite a bit. If you look at the shortage of referees that we currently have, a lot of it can be traced back to the treatment of referees by coaches.

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By no means am I trying to come across as a referee apologist; however, I think that we have a problem that exists in basketball that needs to be addressed. I’ve had games where I felt that referees did a poor job; however, I can look book at some games that I have coached where I didn’t do a very good job either. The point is, we all have off-days and it doesn’t help to have the mistakes magnified and to be publicly embarrassed.

As coaches, we are going to have to work with referees during games and it is much more effective to make this an amicable relationship. Think about human nature when you are talking with a referee. If you scream and berate a referee and you later in the game have a close call, who do you think they will make the call for.

Additionally, I encourage you to have referees help your team out in the pre-season. Invite a referee to come and talk with your team as a way to help players understand what referees are looking for and how to tailor the game in a way to avoid foul calls and violations.

Send Me Your Questions 10-28-2017

Saturdays are typically reserved for me to request our readers to send me their questions.

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Please take a moment and think about any questions that you might want answered by me regarding any aspect of coaching and submit it to me via the contact page. I will make an effort to answer all questions by the following Saturday.

Send Me Your Questions 10-21-2017

Saturdays are typically reserved for me to request our readers to send me their questions.

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Please take a moment and think about any questions that you might want answered by me regarding any aspect of coaching and submit it to me via the contact page. I will make an effort to answer all questions by the following Saturday.