I really liked this post on Basketball Immersion, one of my favorite coaching website. Chris Oliver, the head coach at the University of Windsor, took a sabbatical this past season and used his time off to travel the world in search of finding ways to become a better coach. Oliver’s travels took him from California to Florida, from Europe to New Zealand. One of Oliver’s stops was in Laramie, Wyoming where he got a chance to spend time with former University of Wyoming head coach (and current Dallas Mavericks assistant coach) Larry Shyatt. Oliver’s post documents Shyatt’s answer to Oliver asking him what he wish he had known before he became a head coach.
As often as possible, start to daily prepare notes regarding staff meetings, individual workouts, practices, along with new drills & ideas to offer your coworkers or head coach. This will give you a sense of what each day as a head coach may be like down the road.
For more from Chris Oliver:
-Basketball Game Film Breakdown Post: “How Do You Watch Film?” (LINK)
-What One Coach Learned in a Trip Around the World (LINK)
-Basketball Decision Training: A Guide (LINK)