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Kaizen: The Elite Athletes Podcast

Hosted by Alex Sarama & Ashley Cookson, featuring coaches working at all levels of the game from all over the world.

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E4: Flow Motion & Developing a Program with James Vear

Barking Abbey's James Vear joins Episode 4 of the Kaizen Podcast. Known for his work over several years within the GB youth national team program, James has helped develop Barking Abbey into one of the top academies in Europe. In this episode we discuss: Development of the program at BA Flow motion concepts / building an offense Creating synergy between team and individual practices Reflections coaching at the Adidas NGT in Kaunas, playing against Europe's elite teamsFor more information on James, follow him on Twitter via @CoachVear.

1hr 7mins

28 Jun 2020

Rank #1

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E5: Using Video Effectively with Jon Giesbrecht

An Assistant Coach at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Jon Giesbrecht joins the Kaizen Podcast dropping some great insight on how he uses video within his program. Topics covered include:- Preparing the audience (team or individual) for the message. - How video ties in with player and/or team development- Creating an engaging video piece.- Delivering a video session.For more info on Jon, follow him on Twitter via @jongiesbrecht or subscribe to his YouTube Channel.


24 Jun 2020

Rank #2

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E3: Modern Offensive Concepts with Ross McMains

Assistant Coach of the New Zealand National Team and Melbourne United in the NBL, Ross McMains joins the podcasts to discuss some of his unique ideas and concepts:- Playing Lag Free - Dominoes Concepts- Triggers and How to Teach These- Being an effective Assistant Coach- Player Development vs Skill DevelopmentFor more info on Ross, be sure to follow him on Twitter via @RossMcMains, in addition to checking out his new project @EfficientSauce.


8 May 2020

Rank #3

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E2: Coaching at the Youth & Pro Level in Europe with Francesco Nanni

Coaching at Forli Basket in the Italian A2 League, Francesco Nanni joins the show to discuss a number of concepts including: - Latest trends with Pick & Roll - Stylistic comparisons between the NBA & EuroLeague - Delivering an engaging scout - Importance of Dynamic 1v1 in youth basketball For more info on Francesco and to see some of his ideas, follow him on Twitter via @Franz_NanniBK.


1 May 2020

Rank #4

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E1: Two Way Teaching with Basketball Australia's Pete Lonergan

In the first episode of the Kaizen Podcast, Pete Lonergan joins the show live from Antwerp, Belgium. A highly respected coach educator renowned globally, Pete also acts as an international clinician with FIBA. A wide variety of topics are touched upon, including; two-way teaching in the pick & roll, observations from FIBA competitions, newest trends emerging at all levels of the game and the balance between games-sense and traditional approaches. About Pete: Twitter - https://twitter.com/lono610 Website - https://coach.basketball.net.au Bio - https://coach.basketball.net.au/people/peter-lonergan/ About EA: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/EliteAthletesBE/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/eliteathletesbe?lang=en Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/eliteathletes YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/EliteAthletesBE/ Website - www.eliteathletes.be


24 Apr 2020

Rank #5