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Coach Doaty on Player Proximity


Randal S. Doaty Focus & Attitude Coach The actual physical distance between a player and their opponent in basketball is what I call proximity. The strategic use of proximity is one of the most powerful tools in the sport. Proximity … Continue reading

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Coach Doaty on Why Basketball Is Considered a Game of Runs


Randal S. Doaty Focus & Attitude Coach    More than any other sport, basketball is considered a game of runs. This common label references the scoring nature of the sport. If you look at a game score timeline you would … Continue reading

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Coach Doaty on Basketball’s Internal and External Speakers


Randal S. Doaty Focus & Attitude Coach    Every athlete has an internal and external speaker system for communicating. When you are talking to yourself inside your head, you are utilizing your internal speaker system. When you are talking to … Continue reading

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Coach Doaty on Coaches Modeling Focus & Attitude Behaviors


Randal S. Doaty Focus & Attitude Coach    If you have played or coached basketball for any amount of time, you have surely encountered a game where athletic performance did not match athletic ability. I have heard more than one … Continue reading

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Coach Doaty on the Complexity of Basketball Stardom


Coach Randal S. Doaty Focus & Attitude Coach    One of the things that is immediately evident when I consult with basketball coaches about focus and attitude issues on a basketball team is stardom. I am referring to the presence … Continue reading

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Coach Doaty on the Tipped Ball


Coach Randal S. Doaty    It isn’t one of those statistics that many teams keep – the tipped ball. It seems so insignificant to the outcome of a basketball game. It’s not insignificant! As a Focus and Attitude Coach, I … Continue reading

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Coach Doaty on the Magic Behind Basketball Skills


Coach Randal S. Doaty    If you are an athlete who is serious about developing your basketball skills, you will need to understand the science of “muscle memory”. This is your conscious ability to repeat specific, mechanical muscle motions with … Continue reading

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Coach Doaty on the Candy Bag Effect


Coach Randal S. Doaty    Focus and Attitude Coaching has generated some interesting revelations. One of the mental landmines that I unearthed early in my basketball focus and attitude coaching career was the team candy bag. A large net bag … Continue reading

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Coach Doaty on Springs and Cogs in Basketball


Coach Randal S. Doaty       The real challenge for any basketball coach is to assemble squad combinations that will be both efficient and productive. It might seem as simple as putting your best five players on the floor and letting them … Continue reading

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Coach Doaty on Hyper-Neuro-Stimulation Syndrome (HNSS) in Basketball


Coach Randal Doaty    Hyper-Neuro-Stimulation Syndrome (HNSS) sounds like a frightening disease or an otherwise disabling condition. HNSS is actually just a term that I personally coined for a phenomenon that I have been observing over the past 18 years in … Continue reading

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