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The Basketball Podcast


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.

Breakdown:

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sherricoale

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherri_Coale

 

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