Category: General

A busy weekend

The big decision last week was what basketball event was I going to watch this past weekend. Should I head to Truro to take in the North Pole Hoops East Coast Showcase or go to Fredericton to catch the action at the new Richard J. Currie Center where UNB is hosting their annual Eric Garland […]

New Look…New Season

With a new basketball season about to begin, I thought it was time to get back to updating my blog more regularly. Hopefully I’ll do a better job than I’ve done over the last year as there should be lots to write about this season. To get things start I’ve updated my site with a […]

Playing at Pace

This post is from an email I sent to colleagues at Basketball New Brunswick following our first CP Atlantic training POD on Sunday October 3, 2010. We had our first CP session last weekend. To be honest I headed into the session a little unmotivated. As is always the case, we didn’t have some players […]

This is a Bad Trend

Congratulations to the Saint John Atlantics for winning the men’s league championship this past Sunday evening with a 64-52 win over my new team, the All Stars. For those keeping track (ok humour me…I know I’m the only one) this is my third straight silver medal performance this season. My high school team lost to […]

Coaching Royalty

I found this great video of Coach K and Bob Knight referenced on Sefu Bernard’s blog so I thought I would post here as well. I love the stories these two tell about Coach K’s days playing and assisting under Coach Knight, but what hit home with this video is their discussion about players seeing […]

Zone, zone. Everywhere Zone!

For those that played me with over the years you’re well aware of how much I dislike playing zone defense. Consequential as a coach I seldom have my teams play zone. I do teach some zone defense so we can practice against it but we rarely play it during games. My reasons for playing man-to-man […]

Power Rankings

A few days ago Peter Vincent and I decided we would attempt to start a weekly “Power Rankings” of school teams in the province. The concept was quit simple; ask coaches to submit their rankings of teams each week then publish the compiled list. No gender or age categories. No size classifications. Each coach uses […]

This could be ugly

The NBIAA season begins next week, at least for Junior teams, but it seems like we have had no time to properly prepare. Not only are soccer and football keeping players from practice but now the flu season has hit the school system with full force. Including the tryouts, which began on October 20, we’ve […]

Salt and Pepper Shakers Strike Again

I’m back from Toronto. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to post while away as we had a very busy itinerary. If we weren’t in meetings or on-court for coaching clinics, Jon and I were our room discussing the day’s topics or planning for the upcoming CP Atlantic centralized training camp. As I’ve mention before, I […]

National Meetings

I’m off to Toronto for the annual CP Head Coaches meetings. Over the next four days we’ll be going over the new 2009-2010 CP curriculum and getting an overview of Canada Basketball’s plans for the 2010 National team program. This is my first time attending but I’ll be with Jon Brain, NB girls head coach, […]