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Thursday, July 23, 2009

3 In A Row

The boys had three excellent workouts with Ganon this week. The intensity of the drills while emphasizing specific key aspects leads to one thing. Being a better player!

Watching Ganon work out the boys reminds me of two philosophies.
1) Practice the way you want to play or you’ll play like you practice.
2) Basketball is a simple game. Do simple things correctly and you’ll be successful.

Coach Paul

Monday, July 20, 2009

Ganon Baker

Taking a few boys down to work with Ganon Baker in Saltfleet today. Always a good workout for the boys, and I never come away without learning something new.
Thanks in advance Ganon
Coach Paul

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Rubbing Elbows

While in Indiana and Kentucky I had the opportunity to see and talk to some of the following coaches. Man what a thrill, to be around and talk to people that coach at that caliber. Coach Izzo was gracious enough to invite me down to watch some practices. I’ll definitely take advantage of that. All of the following coaches I have used invaluable information from their DVD’s whether skill development or cunning and subtle nuances to playing team defense or getting brown thing to go in the round thing.
Coach Paul

Tom Izzo is the head coach for the Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team.

William John “Billy” Donovan, Jr. is the head coach of the Florida Gators basketball team

Jerold Taylor "Jay" Wright, Jr. He is currently the men's coach at Villanova University.

Tim Buckley is a former head coach at Ball State University.

Monday, July 13, 2009


The EAU team went 4 and 2 in Kentucky. They lost in the semi-finals. Not bad for a first showing. It's very apparent that team defense is much better in AAU. Help and help-the-help is far more aggressive. The game is much more physical, and being a multi-dimensional player is key. If not you had better be able to do something better than all others.
Coach Paul

Friday, July 10, 2009

Are you ready

well the intensity of team defense is much much different here. It exposes players that only have a one dimensional game. It's a great experience for the boys, and it's very cool to see some big time coaches watching games. Tom Izzo was at our last game.. Jay Smith was at one of the earlier games in Indiana.
The trick will be, creating an environment back home that simulates this one.. stronger, faster, tougher.

Coach Paul

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Last Practice before Kentucky

Last practice tonight before Sean heads out to Indiana and Kentucky. On the week of July 20 th, Ganon is in Saltfleet, and I'll contact him to see if he'll work out a small group after hours. Keep checking the calender.
Coach Paul