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DCT Podcast – Episode 3 – Coach Thomas

Episode 3 of the Dynamic Coaching Tools Podcast features Coach Ryan Thomas, the Founder and Director of Player Development for HoopGrind Basketball. Coach Thomas spent time talking to us about the role of a Player Development Coach, balancing the job of an Assistant Coach and the individual development of players, what high school coaches can be doing better, and the different plans for HoopGrind Basketball. Below are just a couple of the takeaways from this episode.


THREE KEYS TO A GOOD DRILL

  1. Level Appropriate
  2. Translates to the game
  3. Can be layered up or down

 

STEPS TO GETTING PLAYERS TO BUY INTO A ROLE

  1. Embrace the role
  2. Star in the role
  3. Grow the role

 

You can reach Coach Thomas via Twitter and Instagram.

Coaches should also check out HoopGrind Basketball.

www.hoopgrind.com

Social Media is @HoopGrind

 

 

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EPISODE 2 – Coach Ethan Leasher (Davenport University)

EPISODE 1 – Coach Doug Brotherton (Dynamic Coaching Tools)

DCT Podcast – Episode 2 – Coach Leasher

Coach Ethan Leasher, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Davenport University, joined us on the Dynamic Coaching Tools Podcast. Coach Leasher is in his fourth year at Davenport (D2 in Michigan). In this episode we talked about offense, analytics that can be measured within the game, and what it is like to be a young college basketball coach. Below is information for Coach Leasher, as well as a few other items from this episode.

 

Coach Leasher Bio

Ethan Leasher enters his third season as an assistant coach for the Panthers. He will be the co-offensive coordinator and the recruiting coordinator this season. Leasher will also be handling all compliance tasks and alumni relations.

Leasher is a native of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan and graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting/finance. He played one year of college basketball at Adrian College in 2009-2010 under Mark White. Leasher served as head student manager of the CMU Men’s Basketball team under Ernie Ziegler in 2010-2011 and also coached the junior varsity boys basketball team at Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy in 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 compiling a 35-5 record. Leasher coached AAU basketball for Hoopgrind Michigan from 2011-2014 and saw seven athletes sign collegiate athletic scholarships. He spent the 2014-2015 season as a coaching assistant at Chadron State College (Neb.) and was responsible for recruiting, opponent scouting, film breakdown and team travel arrangements.

Coach Paddock said, “Ethan is a tremendous addition to our program. People sometimes say it is better to be lucky than good. In the case of Coach Leasher we are lucky and he is very good. Coach E is a basketball junkie. He spends tireless hours at his craft: studying tape, relationship building with our players, recruiting, etc. He loves the game, our program and is a tremendous asset to the DU community. There is no doubt he will help us continue to get better as a program as we move forward!”

 

WHAT WE DISCUSSED IN EPISODE 2:

  • Offensive Concepts
  • Analytics – In game measurable stats
  • Life as a young College Coach

“Success lies in simplicity, confusion lies in sophistication.” -Kevin Eastman

 

Offensive Keys to Success at Davenport:

1 – Play fast

2 – Get to the free throw line

3 – Room for improvement: Take care of the ball, without taking players’ aggressiveness

“What are we going to hang our hat on? How do you measure it?”

“Players do not care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”

“How do you manage being a “go to person” for them (players)?… You have to behave in a way that you are not their best buddy or pal… There is a big difference between being someone’s friend, and being someone that they look up to and respect.”

 

 

PAST EPISODES:

EPISODE 1 – DOUG BROTHERTON

DCT Podcast – Episode 1 – Doug Brotherton

Episode 1 of the Dynamic Coaching Tools Podcast is an introduction to what listeners can expect from future episodes.

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If you have any questions, or suggestions, please contact us at:

INFO@DynamicCoachingTools.com

 

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