BRHHM Coach's Corner

- Previous Court Vision Blog Posts from Coach BRHHM -


BRHHM on Hard Work"Honestly, I pick the hardest worker over the most talented 10 times out of 10. 
                                         Talent can be developed. Hard work = success!"

In every gym, on every court, in every city, there is an unbelievable shooter.  There is an unstoppable ball handler representing every corner of the world that the sport of basketball is in play.  When you think about the factor that actually separates good from great,
there is only 1 attribute that stands out, HARD WORK!
I have never seen a hard working ball player that I did not walk away from thinking, "THAT is a player I want!"
BRHHM Sports Best Advice:  Find someone that is just as serious as yourself about making it pro & push each other to work harder than anyone else with the same goals and dreams. If you do not have a person, that's even better...Coach BRHHM played against 3 ghosts throughout his teenage years, and they knew his every move, until he was quick enough to get past them, defend against them, and score on them with ease (true story).


BRHHM philosophy on passing:  "The pass is absolutely the most beautiful and exciting play in basketball!"

                As basketball grows into a more explosive sport, more emphasis is placed on scoring and the big finish than anything else on the offensive end.  History teaches us that passing was the original true nature of the game.  Today, could you picture an ESPN Top 10 plays of all passes?  In the early years, more time was spent on making beautiful & accurate passes than anything else. When the basketball goal took to form, players had to literally rethink the game to institute the scoring aspect. 

                    Fast forward to today & we see plenty of 1 on 1 basketball plays/players, 1 pass 1 shot and done possessions, and selfish nature players on offense, with coaches struggling to improve ball movement.  Where it was a norm to be a "passer" now coaches see the passing guard or passing big as a delicacy in our game. Good vs Great will always revert back to who passes the ball better, simply because basketball is a team sport.  Tightening up passing increases wins!


The Full Court Press 

                                          BRHHM philosophy on the full court press:  “Pressing is for losers!”

           In my 20 years of basketball, the full court press has always been associated with a loser’s objective.  The team pressing has a coach that’s losing by X amount of points or the score tied & will turn the press on to swing the momentum of the game.  The other objective is the team pressing has a coach that’s a “loser”, winning by X amount of points and has the press on to further the margin of victory. 

           I’m not against the full court press, because good basketball is ALL about winning, but you will rarely see my teams in a press, as you will rarely see my team losing (or at least that’s MY goal).  A quality half-court defense & rim protection beats opposition far more consistently than a full court press. As a player’s career continues to graduate, they see less and less of the press. By the time a player make it to the pros the press is basically nonexistent.