In my spare time I'm a certified basketball coach from the Netherlands.
My journey as a basketball coach
My journey began when I came in contact with the game of basketball. For the first time in my life I didn't feel awkward playing sports. With a height of 6 ft 6 in (198 cm) at the court I finally felt at home.
When a series of injuries forced me to quit playing I decided to become a coach. I wanted to spread my knowledge and the enjoyment I have experienced for so long to a new generation of players. I began learning about coaching basketball and since then I have continued learning.
Over the years I have developed my coaching philosophy by identifying those aspects of the game I consider to be important. The Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model is strongly rooted in my philosophy which focuses on the development of the individual players. Today's game has become more versatile and needs players who can read and react instead of performing robotic movement patterns.
“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” ― Phil Collins
Somehow I felt the need to preserve the things I have learned. What better way to store it than into a book. This is when I started writing down those things and added my personal views. I don't think I will ever finish learning, hence the book probably will never be finished either. Until then it will serve it's purpose as a reference to the journey I have taken in becoming a basketball coach.See my photos Contact me
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