Basketball (Like Life) Is A Mental Game.

My name is Coach Jones.  Since the early '80s I've been coaching basketball players two years old to 50+, pre-school through men's league, Special Olympians, college and professionals.  I've had as fine a group of athletes teach me about basketball coaching as any coach could ever wish to have and I thank all of you.  My basketball coaching goal has always been helping athletes understand the game, see their potential, assist them in realizing their potential then blasting through that latent potential. 
I've been an avid student of NLP and it's many branches since the mid '90s focusing on sports - specifically basketball.  I've studied at length directly with the greats; Dr. A.M. Krasner, Dr. Richard Neves, Dr. Tad James, and Dr. Richard Bandler (in that order).  NLP underlies my unique basketball coaching style, perspective and teaching philosophy. 

The single most important process anyone coaching basketball can be involved in is teaching basics; the single most important process a player can go through is learning basics.  Coaches and players can communicate only when both are standing on familiar ground speaking the same language.  When I say basics, I mean basics.  Basics basically begin with the pass.  A dribble is literally a pass to one's self and a shot is literally a pass to the basket, therefore a great passer naturally evolves into a great dribbler and a great shooter.  The most important basic of all is that basketball is a sport, sports are games, and games are FUN! 
I cannot teach all the basics of basketball on this website, in videos, in books or clinics.  Innumerable books and videos cover the basics of basketball.  I do not wish to regurgitate all that knowledge.  If you wish to gain basic basketball knowledge, and I encourage you to do so, go to the library.  One can spend literally years studying basketball basics.  Within the pages of this website I'll direct you to various publications, websites, and videos researched by me and deemed to be great building blocks for the information and philosophies I teach. 

A great basketball player understands the theories behind defense and offense - however the underlying theory of basketball escapes most people involved in the game.  I encourage all Coaches and all Players to read the Basketball Theory page on this website.  No matter who you are, on this website you will learn and understand how to execute aspects of this wonderful game of basketball you never even knew existed! 

The purpose of this website is obvious; teaching you to become a prolific scorer.  You're not gonna' hear the same ol' stuff here.  There is currently nothing for sale on this website.  There is however a link to a basketball shooting book, "Basketball - It's All About The Shot."  These web pages, the book 'Basketball - It's all About The Shot' and accompanying videos comprise an online coaching clinic.  The Book, "Basketball - It's All About The Shot," is unique in and of itself and is guaranteed to work!  There are literally thousands of so called 'basketball shooting coaches.'  Having researched many I find they teach the same things, complicated shooting mechanics.  After learning the 'Mental Key' to basketball shooting, shooting mechanics evolve easily and naturally.  Why don't those 'basketball shooting coaches' teach the 'Mental Key' to basketball shooting?  They don't know it.

Thanks for visiting.  All comments and feedback are welcome and appreciated.  I'm interested in what I can do to help you learn what you want to learn.  The Following Books Are Recommended Reading For All Coaches and Players (you can find them in your library):

Beginner Players / Coaches:
Baffled Parents Guide to Great Basketball Drills by Jim Garland
Basketball Skills and Drills by Krouse, Meyer, Meyer
Teach'In Basketball by Bob Swope
Coaching Youth Basketball by American Sports Education
Drills and Skills For Youth Basketball

All Players / Coaches:
Basketball Handbbook by, Lee H. Rose
Coaching High School Basketball by Bill Kuchar
Basketball Tip-Ins by Nick Sortal
WBCA's Defensive Basketball Drills by Women's Basketball Coaching Association
WBCA's Offensive Basketball Drills by Women's Basketball Coaching Association
Attacking Zone Defenses by Kresse, Jablonski

101 Offensive Basketball Drills by Karl, Stotts, Johnson
101 Defensive Basketball Drills by Karl, Stotts, Johnson

101 Rebounding Basketball Drills by Karl, Stotts, Johnson
Coaching Fast Break Basketball by Ellis
Zone Offenses For Mens and Womens Basketball by Harkins, Krause
All Purpose Offenses For Mens and Womens Basketball by Harkins, Krause