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The best coaches continually challenge themselves ... maintaining a 'beginners mind' when it comes to their professional development. There are many attributes that shape a great coach but there are seven essential traits no youth basketball coach can succeed without:...

Raiders Ramble Ed. 16 – 2018/19 summer season starts

Raiders Ramble – the coach’s newsletter Edition Sixteen – 9 October 2018 Coach Bill’s Message for the week Welcome to the first edition of the newsletter for the 2018/2019 summer season. As per last season, Bill will have a new edition out...

Raiders Ramble Ed. 15 – A History of Basketball

Raiders Ramble – A History of Basketball Edition Fifteen – 19 March 2018 Coach Bill’s Message for the week “The best teams play for each other, not with each other.” Jeff Van Gundy Welcome to the 15th and last edition of Raiders Ramble...

Raiders Ramble Ed.14 – Why Games are Lost

  Raiders Ramble – the coach’s newsletter Edition Fourteen – 11 March 2018 Coach Bill’s Message for the week “Winning is about having the whole team on the same page.” Bill Walton “It doesn’t matter who scores the points,...

Raiders Ramble Ed.12 – Inbound Fundamentals

  Raiders Ramble – the coach’s newsletter Edition Twelve – 26 February 2018 Coach Bill’s Message for the week “Basketball, like all sports is predicted on the execution of fundamentals.  The coach is the teacher.  His subject:...

Raiders Ramble Ed. 13 – Finals Coaching

  Raiders Ramble – the coach’s newsletter Edition Thirteen – 5 March 2018 Coach Bill’s Message for the week “If winning was easy, everyone would do it.” LeBron James Welcome to the Edition 13 of Raiders Ramble and the end of the fixtured...

Raiders Ramble Ed.11 – The Way We Play

Raiders Ramble – Etiquette, M2M and the Way we Play Edition Eleven – 19 February 2018 Coach Bill’s Message for the week “Even if you are on the right track you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rogers Welcome to the eleventh...

Raiders Ramble Ed.10 – Three Fundamentals

  Raiders Ramble – Three fundamental reasons to play Man-to-Man (M2M) Edition Ten – 5 February 2018 Coach Bill’s Message for the week “If you play good attack you win the game.  But, if you play good defense you win Championships.” Jeljko...

Raiders Ramble Ed.9 – How David beat Goliath

Raiders Ramble – When underdogs break the rules Edition Nine – 11 December 2017 Coach Bill’s Message for the week “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” John Wooden   Welcome to the ninth edition of Raiders Ramble,...

Raiders Ramble Ed.8 – Resilience and Adversity

Raiders Ramble – Developing Resilience and Overcoming Adversity Edition Eight – 4 December 2017 Coach Bill’s Message for the week “Outside your comfort zone is where the magic happens.” Unknown Welcome to the eight edition of Raiders Ramble and...

Raiders Ramble Ed.7| Seven Sins of Terrible Tactics

Raiders Ramble – Seven Sins of Terrible Tactics Edition Seven – 27 November 2017 Coach Bill’s Message for the week “As we are youth basketball coaches remember that we are the servants of our players, not the other way around.” Coach Warren...

Raiders Ramble Ed.6 | Coaches Questions

Raiders Ramble – the coach’s newsletter Edition Six – 19 November 2017 Coach Bill’s Message for the week “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Theodore Roosevelt Welcome to the sixth edition of...

Raiders Ramble Ed.5 | Kids as Goldfish

Raiders Ramble – the coach’s newsletter Edition Five – 12 November 2017 Coach Bill’s Message for the week “We learn best in moments of enjoyment.” Ralph Smedley, founder Toastmasters International Welcome to the fifth edition of Raiders...

Raiders Ramble Ed.4 | Four Ways to Motivate Your Players

Raiders Ramble – the coach’s newsletter Edition Four – 5 November 2017 Coach Bill’s Message for the week “If you make the game a life and death proposition you are going to have a problem. For one thing you will be dead a lot.” Dean Smith This...

Raiders Ramble Ed.3 | Basketball Terminology

Raiders Ramble – the coach’s newsletter Edition Three – 29 October 2017 Coach Bill’s Message for the week “A good coach changes games, a great coach changes lives”. Source unknown This week Bill provides a cheat sheet on basketball terminology...

Raiders Ramble Ed.2 | Creating Practice Plans

Raiders Ramble – the coach’s newsletter Edition Two – 23 October 2017 Coach Bill’s Message for the week “Players win games. Coaches win practices”. Coach Mac This week Bill talks about the importance of preparing a practice plan for every...

Raiders Ramble Ed.1 | Coaching Kids and Working with Parents

Raiders Ramble – the coach’s newsletter Edition One – 16 October 2017 Each week Bill Edwards, the HRBA Coaching Coordinator will be sending out a newsletter to all coaches to assist them with coaching tips and how to develop their players. You have...