TomKelsey

Basketball Playbook-1. Fundamentals

A Basketball Playbook for coaches and players of all levels.

Want to improve your skills and overall game? Master the fundamentals.

We share ball handling, passing, defense, shooting and rebounding drills that have a proven track record of success.

Even the most talented and skilled players work on fundamentals on their own or in practice with their team.

Our teaching focuses on building up a players confidence. You gain confidence by repeated successful repetitions.

For all these drills we want players to go at game speed. To be able to produce in a game you must have practiced the skills over and over at a quick pace. 

This playbook helps sets the foundation for players to increase skills and technique.

The Course is broken down into different sections. 

We give teaching points to focus when you are working with a player on a specific skill. Or for a player, point to remember while going through the drill.

Course Sections

Stationary Ball handling without the dribble

Stationary Ball handling with the dribble

Passing and Catching

Shooting

Layups

Rebounding

Defense

 

 

 

 

 

TomKelsey Tom Kelsey Helping players, teams and coaches improve how they play and how they teach

Tom Kelsey's career has spanned from coaching Professional teams to players just learning the game.

Working with the NBA, Women's Professional Basketball, High Major College Basketball, Small College Basketball. High School, Middle School, and Elementary School Kelsey knows how to communicate his message, ensures his teaching is understood, and how to measure improvement.

Kelsey has traveled all over the world teaching and coaching the game of basketball. Playing legendary coaches Don Meyer (college coach) and Rick Torbett of Better Basketball (high school coach) gave Kelsey a solid base in teaching the game.

Recently Kelsey was inducted into the Faulkner University Hall of Fame.

As a player at Lipscomb University, the team averaged 30 wins per year his last three seasons.

Kelsey was the senior captain of the Lipscomb team, which won the NAIA National Championship.

At 26 Kelsey was the youngest Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coaches in the country. Before the age of 30, Kelsey's team at Faulkner University made college basketball history by going from 4 wins to 23 wins the following season. By his third year, Kelsey was named Coach of the Year and taking the school to their first trip to the National Tournament and team set a record for wins in a season.

At Murray State, Kelsey helped recruit the #11 Ranked recruiting class, set a conference record for wins and team received the highest seed in the NCAA National Tournament ever for the Ohio Valley Conference.

At Belhaven University, Kelsey took his teams to two national tournaments in three seasons after the school had not been to the tournament in 37 years. Kelsey was named Coach of the Year and team set a school record for wins.

As an assistant coach at Alabama and LSU, he was part of recruiting and signing three #1 players in the country:
Schea Cotton
Gerald Wallace
Ben Simmons

While at both (Alabama, and LSU)  they were able to sign top 5 recruiting classes. And Kelsey was named one of the top 20 recruiting coaches by HoopScoop Magazine.

Kelsey has worked, organized, and directed basketball camps in Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Poland, Greece, Belgium, Singapore, and China.

At Ensworth High School team state finalist each year on staff.

NBA (National Basketball Association) China
Camp Director/Lead Trainer 
Camp Director for Junior NBA all-star camp in Beijing.
Lead Instructor for Train the Trainer program for teachers and coaches across China in the cities of Beijing, Guiyang, Lanzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Wuxi.
NBA Cares guest clinician.

Served as Head Coach for the Music City Icons, Women's Professional Basketball Team in 2017
Directed the process of selecting team members, practice plans, and game plan organization. 

NBA Asia
Camp Director/Lead Instructor 
Conducted 7-week camp for 1800 athletes. In charge of training coaches, camp staff and developing daily plans.
At the conclusion of program directed and developed curriculum or National Training Camp which selected the top 30 boys and girls for the national team.

Sport Singapore-Active SG
Consultant/Instructor/Writer 
Ran weekly clinics for basketball coaches and developed drill and play notebook.
Developed and taught a course on how to implement values into each practice session and game for the national soccer team coaches.
Helped rewrite curriculum and manual for coaches certifications.
Worked with secondary and primary school physical education teachers on how to use Game For Life curriculum.
Spoke to students groups and conducted practices for area schools.

Coaching Career

Coach Tube-Basketball Ambassador
NBA China-Lead Instructor/Camp Director
Music City Icons (Women's Professional Basketball Team)-Head Coach
NBA Asia-Lead Instructor/Camp Director
Ensworth School-Assistant Coach
Louisiana State University (LSU)-Director of Basketball Operations
Belhaven University-Head Coach
Greater Atlanta Christian School-Head Coach
University of Alabama-Assistant Coach
Murray State University-Assistant Coach
Athletes in Action-Assistant Coach
Lipscomb University-Assistant Coach
Faulkner University-Head Coach
Franklin Road Academy-Head Coach
Brentwood Academy-Assistant Coach

 

 

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