CBW 006- Miami’s Eric Konkol & Making Practice Competitive

In this episode by basketball coaches for basketball coaches….

Basketball Coach Eric Konkol

I. An interview with University of Miami Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach Eric Konkol.  

Miami is a DI school in the Atlantic Coast Conference Conference (ACC).

Click here for a link to Coach Konkol’s bio from the University of Miami website.

Among the things we discuss in the interview are…

  • What he learned from other coaches along the way like Bo Ryan, Ed Conroy, Buzz Peterson, & Jim Larranaga
  • Recruiting differences in DIII & DI and at George Mason vs. Miami.
  • Balancing his personal life and the job.
  • Tips for young coaches wanting to get into college coaching.
  • Preseason, Inseason, & Postseason ideas for your teams.

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II. The Tip of the Week: Making Practice Competitive

  • Record and/or time drills like FT’s or other skill competitions
  • Have a reward and/or punishment
  • Compete individually or in teams
  • Put special emphasis on in-practice scrimmages by rewarding or punishing certain behaviors (giving up offensive rebounds, etc.)
Until next time, Coach ’em up!

Hal Wilson

I have been involved in coaching and working with basketball teams at the college and high school level in a variety of roles for 18 years.  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.  Please sign up for our free newsletter at the top right of the page.

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