Coach Randy Brown (bio included below) runs http://coachrb.com and 10,000 people subscribe to his newsletter. He began this website in 2006, which followed an 18 year NCAA Division 1 men's basketball career, as head and assistant coach.
Coach Brown states that if he only had one hour of practice once a week he would spend that hour teaching, "competitive rebounding and toughness drills, pass and catch drills, and fundamental basketball skills."
With limited gym availability, many youth coaches state that they spend the time going over plays. Coach Randy Brown gives insight to the fact that competitive rebounding, toughness, and fundamentals will help win the game and help players succeed.
Many coaches create scouting reports on opponents for their players to read. Coach Brown shares that when making one of these reports, only include a few plays. "Players don't pay attention, for the most part, beyond 3-4 plays." He also said, "Much more important is preparing to defend the opponent based on their tendences and set up your defensive game plan accordingly." He also advises, "prepare your team to play your game, attention to detail is very important," and to "be more concerned with what you do instead of what your opponent does."
Randy Brown Bio
Randy Brown continues his passion for the game of basketball well beyond his 30+ year coaching career. An 18 year NCAA Division I head and assistant coach he knows the difficulties of coaching and assists coaches of all levels around the world to help improve our ability to teach the game of basketball the right way.
--Founder of CoachRB.com, Complete Video Coaching Resource
--Host of College Coach Now Mentoring Program, where he has guided and mentored over 130 coaches to the job of their dreams
--Basketball Consultant to coaches around the country
--Mentored by Lute Olson, Tim Floyd, Kevin O’Neill, Larry Eustachy, Gary Garner
--Published author with articles in Winning Hoops, Scholastic Coach and Athletic Director and the National Association of High School Athletic Directors, and dozens of blogs and web sites. Author of over 100 basketball articles.
--Life coach training and graduate of CoachU.
--Iowa native, resides in Ames, Iowa with his family.
--Member NABC since 1985.
--Member IBCA (Iowa).
Assistant Coaching Experience
--Regina High School, Iowa 1979-1980
--Pleasant Valley H.S., Iowa 1982-1985
--University of Arizona 1985-1987 Lute Olson
--Drake University 1987-1988 Gary Garner
--University of North Dakota 1988-1989 Rich Glas
--Marquette University 1989-1991 Kevin O’Neill
--Miami of Ohio 1991-1993 Joby Wright
--Stetson University 1993-1995 Dan Hipsher
--Iowa State University 1998-2003 Larry Eustachy
Head Coaching Experience
--Stetson University 1995-1997
--NCAA Elite Eight, 1999, Iowa State.
--5 time NCAA tournament participant—Iowa State, Miami of Ohio, Arizona.
--5 regular season Championships—Iowa State(2), Miami of Ohio(2), Arizona.