Pareto principle and practice design

by on September 25, 2016
in Practice Design

The image above made the rounds on social media, as it popped up in timelines on LinkedIn and Twitter. I don’t know its origins, although the font and style look like the Breakthrough Basketball site. In many of the posts and tweets, the image was used, often by shooting coaches, to argue that less the should be spent practicing the dribble or practicing shots off the dribble. The posts and tweets implied that players needed to change their practice to fit with the above statistics.

To a large extent, I agree. However, I also see a subtle contradiction in these implications, which I spoke about here:

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

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