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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)




Michael Jordan picks Bulls Derrick Rose for NBA MVP!

By mike.oconnell - Last updated: Friday, March 11, 2011

Derrick Rose has established himself as one of the premiere point guards in the NBA. The young talent is currently averaging 25 points, eight assists and four rebounds per game for the Chicago Bulls. Rose is a major reason the Bulls are within 1.5 games of the Boston Celtics for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Following a 101-84 loss to the Bulls on Wednesday, Charlotte Bobcats Owner, Michael Jordan, called Derrick Rose the MVP of the season. Jordan has been impressed with Rose’s play over the course of the season and believes he deserves the league’s top individual honor. You have the opportunity to learn from the man himself, Derrick Rose, by checking out the instructional DVDs below:

MVP Training: Advanced Point Guard Skills & Drills with Derrick Rose

  • Learn to execute the four S’s of a successful pick and rolls (start, set-up, separation, score)
  • Perfect the reads a point guard must make when attacking the basket
  • Establish proper angles and techniques needed for passing and scoring out of the pick and roll

MVP Training: Basic Point Guard Skills & Drills with Derrick Rose

  • Learn to play fast and in balance at the same time
  • Learn how to gain separation from a defender, play through contact and score in the paint
  • See the drill Derrick Rose uses to improve his shooting range



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