to Coach Paul's Corner. I will maintain this site to better
aid in our communication. Hopefully this will eliminate some
time spent on explaining drills giving us more time to teach
skills. It is important that we all work together as a team:
players, parents and coaching staff.
been coaching basketball for 15 years, and have coached competitive
basketball from the U10 to leve U19l. I have coached both
boy's and girl's teams, and assisted with high school senior
girls basketball teams and head coached the Junior Boys Basketball
Team at the high school level. I have attended the Phil Martelli
basketball camp in Philadelphia. I'm currently working on
my level 3 NCCP certification.
year I will be coaching once again in London. I will be coaching
with Tony Marcotullio at Gold Medal.
strongly believe in developing the same skills for all players.
Motivating the players to achieve and looking for the payoff
when those skills catch up to athleticism.
believe in raising the player's basketball I.Q. by giving
them a good understanding of the game, teaching them our philosophies,
and what they can expect to see from other teams.
over-all team philosophy in order of importance should be:
Faith, Family, School and then Basketball. This is not to
diminish the importance of practice. I'm a strong believer
of time management, commitment and consequence.
player philosophy, I'm sure the team will be able to recite
to you already in order of importance: Communication, Defense,
Rebounding, Transitions and Half Court Offense.
your son or daughter has already been coached by me, you will
be familiar with my coaching with consequences style. If you
are late, then you buy your way back into practice, with push-ups
and crunches and time on the jump-rope. Then you must catch
up to the rest of the team. No yelling, just logical consequences
for actions. If you choose to miss practices or leave early,
then that will have an effect on your development, and consequently
your floor time.
you choose to talk while I'm instructing, during practice,
it buys you a spot on the bench, where you can watch and learn.