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On Teaching Concepts Slowly To Rookies

UConn coach Bryan Jones has been writing again lately over on his Facebook page. Today, he has a piece up about teaching college rookies.

Here’s Jones:

You cannot play perfect on day 1, or day 50. Every day is about maximizing your ability to play better. If you do that for the 60 practices you have within a year, your team will be the best that it can be. You can’t teach everything at once; some things are going to fall by the wayside. The most common error is to run a drill where you focus on both offense and defense early on in the season.

One thing at a time means accepting that there will be lots of other things that the rookies don’t know. But, by teaching your principles, a minimal framework, you can start building on a base.

Read more here.

  1. Charlie Eisenhood
    Charlie Eisenhood

    Charlie Eisenhood is the editor-in-chief of Ultiworld. You can reach him by email (charlie@ultiworld.com) or on Twitter (@ceisenhood).

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