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Teaching vs. Competition

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Teaching vs. Competition

We all have players who ask questions during drills in order to take a break. We encourage players to ask questions and make suggestions about how we might do things better, as long as it done off of the court. To help achieve this, we have "teaching drills," where questions and explanations are encouraged, and "competitive drills" that are more game-like and require the players to self-correct and make adjustments on their own. Coaches need to be aware of this distinction and try not to stop play during the competitive segments. If someone makes a mistake or something needs to be taught, "park it" and come back to it later for further consideration.



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