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20 Keys To Winning Basketball Games and Championships

By Steve Collins ( CEO www.teachhoops.com and Nationally Renowned Basketball Coach

( VIDEO Going Over Specifics)

  • 1.  Find the Correct People, Program, School or Location:
    • Coaches
      • Loyal
      • In the Building and with the Same Vision
    • School
      • Atmosphere
      • Can You Win
      • Community
    • Players
      • Hard Working Basketball Players
      • Youth Development
      • Student Athletes
      • Multiple Sport Athletes
    • 2. Have Well Defined Roles
      • Everyone Connected to The Program Must Understand Where They Fit.
        • Coaches, Players, Parents, etc..
      • Not Everyone Can Be the Star
      • Look for Unselfish Players
      • Roles a Huge Part of a Championship Team
        • We Have Won Championships Because Of Role Players
      • How do you deal with Summer, Other Teams and Sports
      • Must Discuss openly with all parties
    • 3 Get Out of Their Way
      • Don’t Over Coach Your Players
      • Don’t Over Think The Game
      • Let Players Play
      • Don’t Panic and Be Willing To Change Things
    • 4. When Picking Your Team Look For Players Who
      • Score and Handle The Ball
      • Shoot Free Throws Well
      • Have Limited
      • Handle Pressure
      • Players Will Excel in What You Emphasize
        • Teach The Rest
        • 5. Understand That Success Is NOT Immediate
          • Rome Was Not Built In A Day
          • Take Time
          • Took Our Program 40 Years
            • Now One Of The Most Successful High School Programs
          • 6. Pick A Style You Believe In
            • One You Can Sell
            • One That Fits YOU
            • More Than One Way To Win
            • Adjust The System With Different Groups
          •   7. Find A Common Goal / Theme
            • Examine Your Expectations: Change During The Season
            • Players, Families, Other Coaches ( Lots Of Voices)
            • Goals
            • Winning Is the Only Objective Thing We Are Judged on
              • Everything Else is Subjective ( Ask Your Players Parents)
            • 8. Plan For IT
              • Spend The Year For YOUR Championship ( State, etc…)
              • What Are Your Expectations
              • Everyday You Should Be Getting Ready For It
              • Don’t Hide From It / Talk About It
              • Put Players In Situations Where They Can Succeed
            • 9. Once You Get To The BIG Game Act Like You Belong
              • Stay in Your Routine
              • Control Everything
            • 10. Rest
              • Fatigue Make Cowards of All Of Us
              • Long Season
              • Shorten Everything
              • Don’t Overtrain
            • 11. Be Aggressive
              • Be Aggressive in Your Style
              • Innovation
              • Play To Win IT, Don’t Play Not To Lose
              • No One Give You a Win
            • 12 Give Them a Reason To Win
              • Something To Believe In
              • Find A Hook
              • Different Years Use Different Hooks
                • Emotion
                • Underdog
                • History
              • 13. Keep Learning
                • Always Keep Learning
                  • teachhoops.com. A Great Community To Learn Every Aspect of Coaching
                  • Find Other Coaches
                  • Successful People in Other Fields
                • 14. Outside Evaluation
                  • Someone Outside Your Team
                    • teachhoops.com Community does a Great Job On THIS. As A Community We Discuss This ALL the Time
                    • Have Them Look At Strengths And Weaknesses
                    • LOTS of Different Coaches

 

  • 15 . Over Prepare
    • SCOUTING
      • One Area Where You Can OUT WORK People
      • Scouting Reports
      • Scouting Tapes
      • Scout Folder
      • Classroom
    • 16. WIN
      • Teach Your Players How To Win
      • Where is YOUR Program On The SCALE
      • FIND WINS
    • 17 Expect The Unexpected
      • If It Can Happen IT WILL Happen
      • Develop Depth
      • Control Outside Factors
    • 18. Find Leaders
      • Talk On AND Off The Court
      • Pick Your General Carefully
      • Picking Your Team is The Most Important Day
    • 19 Visualize
      • See It
      • Sell IT
      • Locker Room
    • 20 Be Lucky
      • Always A Handful Of Possessions

 

  • ( VIDEO Going Over Specifics)
  • By Steve Collins     Coach Collins has Coached for Almost 30 Years.  A Few of His Accomplishments
    • He has won 80% of his games
    • Competed and Won NATIONAL High School Tournaments
    • 2 Time State Coach of The Year
    • 3 State Championships
    • 7 Finals
    • Head Coach Record of 390-95.
    • Coached over 68 Collegiate Athletes
    • 9 Professional Basketball Players
    • 2 Current NBA Players ( Wesley Matthews and Vander Blue)
    • CEO of teachhoops.com A Community For Basketball Coaches Who Want to Improve Their Coaching

     

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