Nov 14, 2018
Sherri Coale, How to Teach Better Basketball
Guest: Sherri Coale, Oklahoma Women's Basketball Head Coach
In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Oklahoma women's basketball head coach Sherri Coale joins the podcast to discuss what she teaches, and how she teaches the game of basketball. The conversation covers learning and teaching ideas about how to teach better basketball.
In 23 years as the head coach of
Oklahoma, the numbers speak for themselves. Coale has been to three
final fours, won six Big 12 Regular Season Championships, four Big
12 Tournament Championships, had 19 straight NCAA Tournament
appearances, and nine Sweet 16 appearances. While developing 13
All-Americans and 64 All-Big 12 Team selections, Coale has also
emphasized academics as the Sooners have had 127 Academic All-Big
12 honors. That progress and consistent success has elevated Coale
to elite status in college basketball as well a spot in the Women's
Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2016.
1:00 - Introduction
2:00 - Quick Story about Dales
4:30 - Athlete as Learners
7:00 - Making Engagement Practice
8:30 - Growing as a Coach
9:30 - Chunking Process
11:00 - Teaching Kids to be Agile Thinkers
13:00 - Understanding that "Messy is Good"
14:00 - Whole Lot of Intestinal Fortitude
15:00 - "Only Way to Grow is to Fail"
17:00 - Practicing and Winning Closeouts
18:00 - How to Deal with Messiness
20:00 - Sacrificing Coaching Points
21:00 - Coaches are Notorious Tellers
22:00 - What is Nudging?
23:30 - Tradition of What you did wrong and Giving Answer
24:30 - Silence is Awkward
25:30 - "Showing Them is Different from Telling Them"
28:00 - The Speed of her Team's Progression and Not Wasting Time
30:00 - Example of Chunking Drills
31:00 - Practice Chunking Drill
33:00 - "What Happens a lot in a Game, Run!"
34:30 - The Gap
35:30 - Process of Doing Full Courts during Practice
37:30 - Full Check; Half Check
39:00 - Concept of Consequences
41:30 - Coaches want Students to change their Behavior
42:30 - Play with "Abandon" and Access of their Culture
45:00 - Positive Consequence
46:00 - Talking about Tennis
47:00 - Playing and Translating 1-on-1 during Practice
51:00 - Practice Routine
53:00 - Defensive Boot Camp - More on Environmental Chunking
55:00 - Interleaving Practice
56:30 - Defensive Warm Up
57:30 - Scouting Report and Slow Learning Reps
58:00 - Conclusion
Sherri Coale’s Bio