(Rental)-Building a Postseason Culture in Your Basketball Program
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Building a Postseason Culture in Your Program
Loyola-Chicago head coach Porter Moser won the Missouri Valley Conference regular season and tournament championships in 2018 and took his mid-major program all the way to the Final Four. Moser believes it was all possible because of the program’s culture. In this video, Coach Moser explores the foundations of the culture he established at Loyola as well as some of the drills that reflect that culture and some of the principles Moser uses to attack zone defenses.
Promoting a Good Culture
Coach Moser came up through the coaching ranks by spending a lot of time with the legendary Rick Majerus. Moser revisits many of the concepts, strategies, and ideas her learned while working with Majerus. These culture-building ideas include:
- Coaches and players must always be invested in learning.
- Relationships are a key in building a positive culture.
- Use simple phrases that resonate with players.
- Players must be able to articulate how to do something. If they cannot, they probably can’t do it.
- A coach must get everyone to believe in what he is selling.
- Embrace the little things.
Drills & Strategies
Coach Moser then gets into some of the drills that he uses. “Close to the Body” is a defensive drill that helps defenders locate their man after they are screened or encounter some other offensive action. “Throw and Go” doubles as a shooting drill and as one that covers one of the core offensive concepts Moser teaches to beat zone defenses.
The final segment of the video is where Coach Moser shows you how he attacks zone defenses. What you will see is not just a simple play or even an entire offense that attacks zones, but Coach Moser shares with you a series of big-picture ideas and concepts that will help you and your players against any zone defense and its adjustments.
Moser finishes with the some “food for thought” concepts that can make a difference in close games. Some ideas are actual on-court actions where others are simply thoughts about a program and how to help motivate athletes.
Coach Moser’s video tackles one of the most important ideas in coaching – how to create a positive, winning culture. Any coach can develop a great offense or a stingy defense, but not every coach can build a consistent winner. Coach Moser shows you how to build the foundation for a strong culture and a winning tradition.