Notes from Coach Steve Biddison’s great book “50 Effective Ways To Unite and Motivate Your Basketball Team

Coaches in all sports (all walks of life really),

This easy-to-read book by Steve Biddison has 50 great ways to work with your team outside the field of play.  I have included my notes, but recommend you get the ebook to hear the stories behind each of the items.  I believe you will enjoy it as much as I did.

Here are other great books by Mr. Biddison.

Here are the books I have written.

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The Basic Cut Series in the Open Post Offense #Basketball

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To teach players of all ages proper floor spacing and how to cut without the basketball, I have not seen a better offense than the Open Post Offense.

The offense places all five players around the perimeter.  With modifications, there are ways to get players into the low post and to offense rebound.

To learn more about the offense, watch my video playlist.  Check out my Amazon link to purchase my e-book on the offense.

The most well-known user of Open Post Offense at an elite level is Bob Huggins from West Virginia.  Here is a great video showing the action of the offense.

Thank you for reading, have a great day.

 

The Outstanding Ohioans show, Episode 51-Interview with Gary Adams, retired NCAA baseball coach and author

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For many of us involved in athletics, we dream of one day coming back to coach at our alma mater.  For Gary Adams, not only did he achieve this dream, he got to be mentored by none other than John Wooden.  His book, Conversations with Coach Wooden:  On Baseball, Heroes, and Life, is a great book talking about his relationship with Coach Wooden and their mutual love of the game of baseball.

Through this book, Coach Adams has written a great legacy piece about Coach Wooden, as well as his outstanding baseball program.

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Here were some highlights of our conversation:

  • Coach Adams grew up in Hamilton, Ohio, where he lived to the age of 14 before moving to California.
  • how him and his twin brother got interested in baseball from their Uncle, who played in the minors
  • idolizing future Major Leaguer Joe Nuxhall, who was seven years older, and remains the youngest player to play a major league game ever
  • listening to Waite Hoyt broadcast Cincinnati Reds games and becoming an Ohio State fan
  • playing baseball at UCLA, and observing John Wooden on campus
  • getting hired to coach at UCLA, and how Coach Wooden came to share his office
  • specific things he learned from Coach Wooden
  • Coach Adams “Sphere of Commitment”, based on character, team, academics, career built around family & faith
  • what was more important to Coach Wooden than winning?
  • Coach Adams and Coach Wooden strongly believed in leading by example
  • Coach Wooden’s sense of humor and the pigeon story
  • what kind of baseball player was John Wooden?
  • John Wooden’s “unique” baseball job offer
  • challenge of writing this book
  • Wooden’s reaction to a “bean ball” war between UCLA and Arizona State, when ASU was targeting Troy Glaus
  • how both coaches became authors upon retiring from coaching
  • the kinds of books Gary and his wife Sandra have written
  • Gary wants his legacy to be “a normal person who was considerate of others”

Thank you to Gary for sharing his great stories.  I highly recommend his book for anyone who is a baseball and/or John Wooden fan.

A @JimBurson trifecta-3 podcast conversations on the #OutstandingOhioans show with the highly regarding basketball coach, author, & speaker

In this episode, I am privileged to talk with Dr. Jim Burson for the third time.  Here is the link to the two previous interviews.

Dr. Burson is the Owner of Solution-Based Basketball, Author of The Golden Whistle & The Daily Nugget, retired collegiate basketball coach, and consultant to Nike Basketball and 94Fifty.

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 Here were some highlights from our discussion:

In this episode, I am privileged to conduct a second interview with Dr. Jim Burson.  Click here to hear the previous interview with Dr. Burson.

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In our first interview, we shared Dr. Burson’s incredible journey and discussed his recently published an extraordinary book The Golden Whistle:  Going Beyond:  The Journey To Coaching Success.  His career included teaching academic classes, playing and coaching a variety of sports at the collegiate level, assisting fellow Ohioan Bob Knight with the 1984 U.S. Olympic team, being featured in Sports Illustrated as the “Great Disseminator” of the famed Princeton Offense, serving as president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and serving as a consultant and business owner continuing to serve the game. 

Dr. Burson has a book coming out soon called “Daily Nuggets”, which is a way readers can engage the ten golden nuggets on a daily basis.  Dr. Burson talked about how The Golden Whistle has increased his connections and opportunities to speak and coach.

We went into extensive detail about how important it is to be a continuous learner and some strategies on how to apply what a reader learns.

This show brings the audience great things Ohioians are doing to make their communities, the state, the region, and the world a better place as entrepreneurs, leaders, historical and popular culture figures.

 

 

#Basketball Offenses vs Man or Zone #Defense

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Is there a Multi-Purpose Basketball Offense?

 

In the dozen years I coached basketball at different levels, I was far more advanced in my teaching of defense than offense.  I immersed myself in the study of offensive systems, but I was not sure of what I was looking for.

 

Then, I got clarity on what I wanted.  I wanted to find an offensive system that could be used against any type of defense.  That would free up more practice time to work on skill development, which was my main priority.  

 

In learning about the 1-4 High Offense and Open Post Offense, I discovered these offenses would cover all situations.  We could run motion, we could ball screen, we could work against a zone, we could have a delay game, we could combat defensive pressure.  The players were able to catch onto the basics quickly, which allowed to incorporate some of the special entries to take advantage of special talents that players had.

 

Does this system seem like it can help your team?

 

For only $5.99, coaches can get an instant E-book download from Amazon to your Kindle device, click here.  

 

This book contains the rationale, diagrams, and YouTube Videos to learn the system.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me via twitter @RonSiliko or ronsiliko@gmail.com.  Thank you for your time.

 

Ron