ALL STAR ANTICS

January 22, 2018

I recently was able to aquire a complete list of scouting reports from a friend in the NBA. These reports cover most of the plays used by NBA teams and give a comprehensive look at the detail teams go into to create shots for their best players.

The information is from...

January 19, 2018

Members, please see the message below for some paid coaching opportunites for Melbourne based coaches. Please contact Natalie directly if you are interested;

Please note that rates commence at $25 per hour and can range up to $40 per hour depending on the position and c...

August 10, 2017

It was 20 years ago today that the Australian Under 22 National Men’s team won Australia’s first Gold Medal in Men’s competition, a feat that has been repeated only once in the 20 years since - by the National Under 20 Team in 2003.

My memories of this group are quite c...

July 29, 2017

It’s been an interesting week or so in politics with politician after politician having to resign as they have held dual citizenship which has made them ineligible to represent the Australian public in parliament.

It appears their loyalty to Australia needed to be empha...

July 23, 2017

Hugh Greenwood is the latest basketball player to make the transition from hoops to AFL but few before him had achieved the level of play Hugh had in basketball.

I first noticed Hugh at the Under 16 National Championships in 2007 in Gosford NSW. I had just finished my t...

April 21, 2017

I ran my usual shooting and game play camps over the Easter school holidays and in discussions with players and parents I was disappointed with how often players had been told they didn’t make teams or squads because they were too short!

Coaches this is about the poores...

April 9, 2017

I was flipping through the various random articles you can find on Facebook the other day and came across a basketball article suggesting now that the Boomers have plenty of NBA players they need an NBA coach!

This is just about the stupidest idea I have heard for quite...

March 17, 2017

Basketball here in Melbourne is a yearlong commitment, perhaps it’s too much for some people, perhaps three on three can provide a viable alternative.

The concept of 3 on 3 basketball as another format of the game was first conceived by FIBA in 2007. 3 on 3 was a form o...

March 3, 2017

It was at the end of a rather lethargic practise session with the Melbourne Tigers NBL team when Warrick Giddey, the other assistant coach, expressed those words – “Effort requires no skill”! Despite the age of the professional players, you could see by the look on the...

February 25, 2017

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