Marginal Gains

130 Little Ideas That Make a Huge Difference in Your Basketball Team
Basketball Coach Weekly

When coaching basketball, it’s important to place emphasis on the little things, we call these marginal gains.

When you piece them all together, it’s these things that make a difference to what your players get out of the program, and how they play during games.

I wrote this book with some themes in mind:

The ideas in this book can be implemented immediately. They will have an immediate impact on your program. They will continue to pay dividends as long as you continue to implement, teach, and follow up on them.

Useful ideas that will make a big difference in your program

After all, it’s not what you know and teach, its what you emphasize and accept over and over, day in and day out that will make a difference for your team. Ultimately, it’s these ideas, and the little habits that you instil into your team that will lead to more success.

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Examples of the little ideas you can find in this book:

You will learn…

  • To be reliable, but not predictable
  • To create special rules in practice to challenge your players
  • The importance of creating pre-season tasks for your players

You will discover…

  • That trying new things can be extremely positive for you and your team
  • Three things you should never discuss with parents
  • A better way to play 1-on-1

You will understand…

  • That you need to have a purpose everytime you take the floor
  • That it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your offensive system
  • The importance of coach/player rapport

And it’s little ideas like these that will have an everlasting positive impact on your basketball program!

In this book, I have broken down the roles of a coach into 6 categories. Here is a sneak peek at what’s inside…

Ideas are broken down into step-by-step instructions to make them easy to follow and implement

Each section includes inspirational advice for you to use in your team

This book contains ideas that I have gathered over the years from various other coaches and implemented into my basketball program to make those small changes that, when strung together, make a huge impact.

Marginal Gains is not meant to be all encompassing, but rather is a list of some small things that I feel have helped my basketball program, and will help yours too.


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