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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

JIM CALHOUN ON PRACTICE STRUCTURE

Once we start, after stretching we go full speed. Two hours and ten minutes is the longest we ever go. I don’t think you can go hard any longer than two hours.

1. Everything we do in practice is competitive.

2. Stats are kept on every player in practice, every practice.

3. We practice 6 game situations daily for 7-8 minutes. Make sure you get your players in simulated game-winning situations as often as possible.

4. All drills include both offense and defense.

5. Make sure you have carry-over into games from your drills. All drills involve full-court transition.

6. I don’t set goals—I set a standard of excellence. You’ll always have control that way whether you play a good team of poor team. This takes away the pressure to win. That takes care of itself.