Improving Players’ Basketball IQ through Practice Planning with Mark Cascioby Tony Miller
Coach Mark Casio, assistant coach for the Appalachian State women's basketball team and founder of Courtside Consulting, shares ideas for practice planning, drills for improving players' basketball IQ, and how to connect aspects of practice to improve the overall offensive and defensive systems of your team. He talks:
- Communication for shared understanding
- Teaching reads vs. decisions
- Differentiating types of drills
- Feedback loops
- Drills for improving decision-making
Included in this course are:
- a one-hour presentation
- a 15-minute Q&A
- a copy of the presentation's slides
- sample practice plans
Mark Cascio is a championship basketball coach with fourteen years of head coaching experience at the high school level. During this time, his teams have won seven district titles, appeared in five Final Fours, and won a Louisiana State Championship in 2012. Coach Cascio was a head coach at the age of 21 and is the youngest coach to capture a state title in Louisiana at the age of 26. Mark’s tireless work ethic and quest to be a lifelong learner has provided him with resources he is eager to share.
Coach Cascio started a consulting business in 2019 to continue to foster his love of the game by sharing with collegues in the coaching profession. Courtside Consulting partners with coaches to provide professional advice, first-class resources, and a system to improve, refine, and apply new concepts in any phase of the game. Coach Cascio can share his uptempo style of offense that blends concepts to create pace, spacing, shooting, and attacking. This style of play allows players freedom to use their individual skills to create plays for themselves or their teammates in a fun, uptempo system. However, Courtside Consulting is committed to implementing any system that suits your style and personnel.