CBW 010- World Assn of Basketball Coaches’ Patrick Hunt & Positive Coaching Alliance’s Jim Thompson

In this episode by basketball coaches for basketball coaches….Basketball Coach Patrick Hunt

I. An interview with Coach Patrick Hunt

  • Coach Hunt is the Applied Technical Advancement Coach at the Australian Institute of Sport & the current President of the World Association of Basketball Coaches. Hunt has extensive experience coaching Australian basketball at the international level. Click here for a link to more info on Coach Hunt from the Australian Institute of Sport website.

Among the things we discuss in the interview are…

  • What is the World Association of Basketball Coaches?
  • His role at AIS- helping high performance coaches share information and be lifelong learners
  • If learning is a change in behavior due to an experience, then coaches have the responsibility to provide the best experience from which players can learn
  • Australia’s National Intensive Training Center Program
  • Australia’s beliefs on teaching individual skills and position specialization & principles of play like man to man defense and motion offense
  • People can become imitators rather than teachers


II. Spotlight on What’s Right: An interview with Positive Coaching Alliance Founder Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson Positive Coaching Alliance

  • For a great video on PCA click this link for a Youtube video: http://youtu.be/RbscMiCFT-c
  • How and why PCA started
  • Double Goal Coach: 1st goal is wining.  2nd, more important goal is life lessons.
  • 2nd Goal Parent: Focus on the life lessons.
  • Triple Impact Competitors: make self, teammates, & the game better by the way he or she competes
  • Mallory Moment



Until next time, Coach ’em up!

Hal Wilson

About the author: After coaching and working with basketball teams at the college, high school, and youth level in a variety of roles for 18 years, I have returned to finish my Ph.D. in Kinesiology & Sport Studies.  This www.CoachingBasketballWisely.com website is a way to share the coaching tips, strategies, and techniques gathered in a career in coaching.  See more info on me here.

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