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Sean LeBeauf’s Blog

Spacing and Positioning on the Court

Spacing and Positioning on the Court

The sport of basketball is an organized system of strategies. Oftentimes, the team that does their homework and are able to execute their schemes more effectively are the teams that win the most games. Two important aspects of attaining this success is positioning and...

Offseason Workouts for Youth Basketball Players

Basketball is an intense sport that requires great focus, conditioning, and skill. There is no better time and place than to hone one’s craft than in the offseason. There are a litany of workouts that aspiring basketball players can take part of. If you want to...

Managing Anxiety in Youth Athletes

Anxiety is common in young adults, and many teenagers experience anxiety on a daily basis. The thought of keeping up with grades and dealing with peer pressure on a regular basis can be quite stressful. However, young adults who compete regularly in sports may find...

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...