Over the course of a week, I visit several websites and blogs to read articles on what is going on in the Basketball Coaching Network. With the Speedlinking Series, I’d like to share the love with others who are writing really great content for you, so here are some of the best articles I found on the web:

Player Development
The Ultimate 10-Minute Jump Rope Workout ► Greatist
Maximizing the Shell Drill ► Hoop Thoughts
The Shot Fake ► Basketball HQ

Coaching
Why you need better Goals ► Better Life Coaching Blog
The problems of a young head coach ► Brian McCormick Basketball
Improving Constructive Criticism – Making Our Communication More Effective as Coaches ► KCS Basketball
When Does a Coach Become a Bully? ► Outside the Lines
Finding time for elite junior athletes ► The Sports in Mind

Parenting
How to Help Your Kids Choose Between Multiple Sports ► CoachUp
4 Tips for Helping Busy Sports Parents to Stay Sane ► JBM Thinks
Two Words that Can Drive Sports Parents Crazy ► JBM Thinks
Your Parenting Self Worth: Not Your Child’s Responsibility! ► JBM Thinks
15 Eye-Opening Facts About Youth Sports ► CoachUp
Maybe Your Kids Don’t Want To Play Sports ► Sports are 80% Mental
5 Ways to build Team Unity in Youth Sports ► JBM Thinks

Drills & Plays
Basketball Offense – 1-2-2 Zone Attack ► The Coach’s Clipboard
Shooting Workout from Elite Skills Trainer Jeremy ► Russotti Basketball fro Coaches
Gregg Popovich San Antonio Spurs Stagger Loop Play by Wes Kosel ► Men’s Basketball HoopScoop
Steve Nash Two Ball Crossover Passing Drill ► Basketball HQ
“Quick Stop” Footwork Drill for Basketball ► Online Basketball Drills

Health & Motivation
Recovery From ACL Surgery Complete, Student-Athlete Starts Website To Support Others ► Mom’s Team
A Guide to Controlling Competition Anxiety ► The Sport in Mind
9 Famous People Who Will Inspire You To Never Give Up On Your Dreams ► Motivationgrid
Is Sugar Good for You? ► Strength Coach Blog
An example for all Players ► eBasket

Enjoy these great articles and make sure to stop by the listed blogs! If you’d like to point me to a blog you are missing here and which you feel I should be highlighting (your blog, perhaps?), please let comment below and I will be happy to include it in my list.

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