Order and Chaos in Basketball: Perceptions vs. Reality

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I saw the above on Twitter. The idea fits perfectly with my recently published books: The 21st Century Basketball Practice: Modernizing the basketball practice to develop the global player. and Fake Fundamentals

There is a perception of how we should coach or what good coaching looks like, and then there is the reality of how the game is played and how children learn. Unfortunately, the perception and reality differ, and we need to accept the differences to develop better players.

By Brian McCormick, PhD
Director of Coaching, Playmakers Basketball Development League
Author, The 21st Century Basketball Practice

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