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Derrick Rose Honored as the NBA’s MVP!

By mike.oconnell - Last updated: Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Derrick Rose has been named the Most Valuable Player in the NBA! At 22 years old, Rose will be the youngest player to ever win the prestigious award. Rose averaged 25 points, 7.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds this season, leading the Bulls to a 62-20 regular season record and a number one seed in the playoffs.  Rose joins an elite group of players with this exceptional honor and Championship Productions would like to congratulate Derrick on this outstanding accomplishment. We are honored to say we worked with  Derrick and Coach Calipari on the instructional basketball DVD MVP Training: Point Guard Skills & Drills Series with Derrick Rose




Championship Productions Wins Telly Award!

By mike.oconnell - Last updated: Friday, April 22, 2011

Championship Productions is honored to announce it has received another Telly by winning the Bronze Award for the production of MVP Training: Basic Point Guard Skills & Drills by John Calipari and Derrick Rose. The Telly’s honor the finest video productions created for film, television and the web. This is Championship Productions’ fifth Telly award in six years.  These awards are the result of great teamwork and dedication. For more information regarding this wonderful video check out: MVP Training: Point Guard Skills & Drills Series with Derrick Rose




3 Tips From John Calipari on How to Inspire Today’s Athlete

By adam.warner - Last updated: Wednesday, April 6, 2011

It’s a different era for basketball players these days, even at the youth and high school level. With team rankings, influences of the internet and advances of television as just a few examples, there’s so much information coming at young players today that it’s easy for them to be influenced in a negative way.

With that said, coaching the mind is just as important as coaching on the basketball court. Therefore, it’s key for players today to understand what’s coming at them in all directions – and it’s as influential as teaching a kid how to shoot a jumper. Check out these tips from University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari and see how you can make a difference with your own players.

Building Trust

According to Calipari, trust is very important between a coach and an athlete. It’s where you start with a player, and at the college level, it all begins at the recruiting process and the meetings you have with a particular young person. For instance at Kentucky, Calipari never promises minutes in the recruiting process and aims at under-selling and over-delivering. Meanwhile, it’s key to remember that their trust in you is also at stake.

It’s also important to create a family atmosphere on your team where the players know that everyone on the team is there for each other. This builds unity and chemistry over time.

 

Earning Respect

As a coach, you are always trying to earn respect, and you do that by being honest and making commitments you can stand by. If you are worried about affection and saying whatever you have to say to get the players to like you, then you’re not going to be long for this profession.

But by creating respect between you and a player, by doing the things you say you are going to do, by spending that extra time to communicate or figure out who a particular person is, that respect turns into affection over time. As far as trying to hold players accountable, you must be willing to say no as a coach.

 

Creating a Dialogue

The most critical aspect when sitting down with players is to create a dialogue and communicate openly, but it’s especially important that you listen to them. Remember, as a coach, that individual player wants to know first and foremost, “What’s in it for me?”

Meanwhile, don’t forget that a player’s perception is their reality. You must deal with that perception no matter what it is and address it.

 

Check out more tips from Coach Calipari in Championship Productions’ DVD “Coaching and Inspiring Today’s Athlete.” To browse the entire John Calipari collection, simply click here.




Learn From the 2011 Men’s NCAA Final Four Coaches!

By mike.oconnell - Last updated: Monday, March 28, 2011

Championship Productions would like to congratulate the teams who made it to the Final Four for the 2011 Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament! Championship Productions is proud to say it has partnered with three of the four 2011 Men’s NCAA Final Four Coaches on various basketball DVD projects.  Learn the systems, tips, techniques, and drills that these outstanding coaches implemented within their programs…taking them to the top!
3 seed- Connecticut Huskies (Jim Calhoun)
4 seed- Kentucky Wildcats (John Calipari)
8 seed- Butler Bulldogs (Brad Stevens)




Learn From the 2011 Men’s NCAA Elite Eight Coaches!

By mike.oconnell - Last updated: Saturday, March 26, 2011

Championship Productions would like to congratulate all the teams who made it to the Elite Eight for the 2011 Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament! Championship Productions is proud to say it has partnered with many of the 2011 Men’s NCAA Elite Eight Coaches on various basketball DVD projects.  Learn the systems, tips, techniques, and drills that these outstanding coaches implemented within their programs…taking them to the top!

1 seed- Kansas Jayhawks (Bill Self)
2 seed- North Carolina Tar Heels (Roy Williams)
2 seed- Florida Gators (Billy Donovan)
3 seed- Connecticut Huskies (Jim Calhoun)
4 seed- Kentucky Wildcats (John Calipari)
5 seed- Arizona Wildcats (Sean Miller)
8 seed- Butler Bulldogs (Brad Stevens)




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