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Sean LeBeauf’s Blog

Motivating and Inspiring Your Basketball Team

Every basketball team deals with highs and lows throughout the season, but it’s the motivation from the coach that helps pull each player up when they need it. Every coach is different in their approach to motivating and inspiring their players. While some stick to...

Handling Drills for the Advanced Player

Proper dribbling and ball-handling technique in the game of basketball is, first and foremost, the practice of posture. If a player does not know how to stand and move properly, all the dexterity and practice in the world will not make them a better ball-handler. But,...

Bob Knight’s Coaching Essentials

In a 2015 Business Review article, author David Aaker compares the skills of Steve Jobs with those of Bob Knight, the former controversial Indiana Hoosiers’ coach whose expertise of 29 years led the University of Indiana’s basketball team to fame. Knight...

Respecting Refs on the Court

It’s safe to say that referees don’t often get a lot of love on the basketball court. They can be blamed for bad calls, and sometimes even costing one team a game, even if that blame is unwarranted. Basically, the refs are frequently the scapegoats of...

Tips to Help Achieve a Basketball Scholarship

College tuition is notoriously expensive and probably not going down any time soon. An athletic scholarship can greatly decrease a student’s college costs and even result in a free ride. There are, however, a limited number of scholarships available, and...

Skill Development: The Floater Shot

The key to developing youth basketball players is not by having them mirrors the greats, such as LeBron James, Lisa Leslie, Michael Jordan, or Diana Taurasi. While all of them certainly serve as great role models, younger athletes that compare their own abilities to...
How Youth Athletes Can Recover From Injury

How Youth Athletes Can Recover From Injury

Young athletes who spend their time participating in different sports are always at risk of injury on the court, field, or in the rink. When injuries occur, it can take a significant amount of time to heal and recover. If you want to know the best way to recover from...

Building a Team Identity

Teamwork is the most important aspect of any team sport. After all, how is anyone expected to do anything by themselves against a larger group of athletes? It is an ingredient needed in any circumstance against any foe, and here is how to develop that championship...

Tough Losses and Bouncing Back in Youth Sports

Playing sports is an excellent way of getting children involved in the community and learning new skills. Although the games may just be for fun, kids can often get upset when they lose to another team. Although there may be a few tough losses throughout the season,...