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Attention to Detail: The Podcast

Attention to Detail: The Podcast

By Coleman Ayers
Coleman Ayers takes a deep dive under the microscope into the science and art of all things basketball and sports performance.
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Why Only Shooting "Game Shots" is the Worst Thing You Can Do
You hear it all the time from coaches: if you're not shooting "game shots" in workouts, you're not getting better. I 100% understand the reasoning. But, is anything in a workout really a "game shot?" There's no defense. We know what we're doing already and don't have to react and adjust. We're likely moving at lower speed. So is there really much of a point of trying to shoot ONLY "game shots?" I say no. Instead, find ways to challenge yourself by targeting the qualities that go into these game shots. These don't have to be insane methods, but just finding ways to stretch ourselves just out of our comfort zone can go a long way. Then, when we have defense available, we can keep it more simple because these will be much closer to the shots we shoot in an actual game. Makes sense to me at least.
June 26, 2021
Ep #9: Why Basketball is the Best Workout You Can Do
When you look at it... basketball checks a ton of boxes in terms of building athleticism. We typically consider the game to be the end, not the means. But hoopers are constantly getting fantastic workouts through just HOOPING!
May 31, 2021
Ep. #8: Hoopers Should Be Sprinting Full Speed.
As hoopers, we never sprint full speed. You may feel like you do, but I'd guess 90% of hoopers don't even reach their absolute max velocity within a given MONTH. Why? It's not the nature of our game. We don't open up for 40-50+ yards to escape defenders. With that being said, there is undoubtedly a range of benefits we can reap from sprinting full speed in our training programs. Let me know your thoughts! 
February 20, 2021
Ep. #7: Joerik Michiels on European Basketball, Games Approach to Training, & the Most Creative Hoops Facility in the World
On this episode, Founder of Elite Athletes Joerik Michiels (@joerik) joined me from Belgium to talk his journey, the difference between American and European hoops, how he approaches training (very similar to myself), and his facility. 
February 16, 2021
Ep. #6: Coach Steve Turner: Coaching at a National Powerhouse, Adapting to the Ever-Changing Game, DC Basketball Culture
In Episode 6, I brought on the coach of my rival high school (funny how the world works), Coach Steve Turner. Steve is a great coach and an even better guy, so it's no surprise this was a good one. Coaches, players, and even parents will benefit from this one! Coach Turner: @coachsteveturner Coach's
February 15, 2021
Ep. #5: Turn Your Nervousness Into Your Best Games
I don't think any hooper can truthfully say they've never been nervous before or during a game. It's natural when you care about something, like we care so much about the game of basketball. But there are ways we can not only eliminate this but use it to our advantage! I give you three practical methods and much more in this episode. Hope y'all enjoy! References: Tim Gallwey's Inner Game of Tennis Study:
February 14, 2021
Ep. #4: Working out By Yourself? How to Maximize Individual or Private Workouts
I talk a quite often about how group workouts should be prioritized over individual workouts in the realm of basketball training. But I promise you I'm not fully discounting individual workouts! They can undoubtedly be very valuable. In this podcast, I talk about what they're best for and why. 
February 12, 2021
Ep. #3: Tyler Leclerc (@tjltraining) on "Figuring It Out" in Training, Getting the Most Out of Workouts, the Business Side of Training
My man Tyler Leclerc of TJL Training joined me for my second guest episode. We covered a number of topics from both a training and business perspective, so this episode is fantastic for both hoopers and coaches alike. Let me know your thoughts! Ty's Instagram: @TJLTraining
February 8, 2021
Ep. #2: Mike G (@mrdoitmoving) on "Positional Awareness," Skill Acquisition, and Low-Hanging Fruit for Young Hoopers
I've been following Coach Mike G for a while now, so it was an honor to have him as the first guest on the show. Some gems were definitely given out, so I'll let the episode do the talking. Enjoy. Follow Mike: @mrdoitmoving App: @gbg.hoops
February 5, 2021
Ep. #1: Why Players Don't See Results Sometimes
Welcome! I want to thank you guys for tuning in to this brand new endeavor, Attention to Detail: The Podcast. In this episode, I kick off the show with my vision for the show, but the majority of the 26 minutes takes a deep dive into why many players don't see results from their training many times. Hopefully you guys will take some applications away from this and get to work! If you have any suggestions or questions, you can find me through Instagram (@byanymeansbasketball) or email (
January 5, 2021