Outcome-Based Stats vs. Player Development

“You can identify value, or you can create value” Chris Long The current environment prevents watching a live baseball game. So instead of watching baseball, I’ve been reading about baseball….

What I Value When Teaching Serve Receive

In a previous piece, I focused on the importance of increasing the degree of difficulty in the serve. Increasing velocity, accuracy, and consistency will place pressure on the opponent’s side-out…

Recipe for a Productive Practice-Part 3

In this last of the three-part series on practice management, we will explore how to combine the components of deliberate practice and opportunities to repeat into your training sessions. The…

Recipes for a Productive Practice-Part 2

In Part 2 of our recipe for productive practices, we will focus on the importance of repetition in developing a skill. I remember sitting at lunch with the late Carl…

What Can Be Learned From Other Sports?

As one observes top athletes in other sports, you generally find more similarities than differences in the movement patterns, correct biomechanical execution of the skills, and the competitive drive to…

Learning Styles Debunked

There is little to differentiate between teaching principles of coaching and teaching. It would seem the methods to effectively transmit information will be similar whether you’re on the court, or…