The Help Side: Basketball Coaching and Analytics Podcast

The Help Side: Basketball Coaching and Analytics Podcast

By John Janssen
This podcast is for basketball coaches! We will talk about higher level strategies and get into analytics that coaches at every level can use to make their team better.
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The Help Side Ep 15 Basketball Coaching Strategy Podcast
In Episode 15 of The Help Side Basketball Coaching Strategy and Analytics podcast we start by talking about the NBA playoffs up to this point. We look back at the Warrior's series vs the Rockets and Blazers as well as the just concluded series between the Bucks and Raptors. We then do a quick preview on the NBA finals. In the analytic section we talk about charting defense. Most teams chart and look at offensive numbers, but I haven't found a lot on charting how good players are defensively. We talk about how we could do this to get a better idea of who are better defensive players are. In the strategy session, we talk about charting hustle points and giving an award for it at the end of the year. We also talk about how players knowing that they are being charted, and competing for a hustle award, affects how they play, knowing that those things are being documented.
46:04
May 30, 2019
The Help Side Ep 14 Basketball Coaching Strategy Podcast
In Episode 14 of The Help Side Basketball Coaching Strategy and Analytics podcast we talk about the NBA playoffs and the NCAA tournament. I predict winners in each series and recap the excitement of  March Madness. I talk about a couple scenarios where my theory of fouling while up 2 would pay off and a couple scenarios where coaches had the decision to foul or not foul up 3 late in game. Next we talk about the amazing out of bounds play that Virginia Tech ran against Duke which almost got them the upset in that game. Finally, in the strategy session, we talk about hedging. I love to hedge ball screens and I put in a drill many years ago called the "hedge drill," that is really good for working on your teams hedging skills. I go in depth on the drill and how I like to hedge from the positions of the man guarding the screener and the man guarding the ball, as well as rotations by all the rest of the guy on the floor.
56:08
April 16, 2019
The Help Side Ep 13 Basketball Coaching Strategy Podcast
In Episode 13 of The Help Side Basketball Coaching Strategy and Analytics podcast we have a lot to catch up on. The trade deadline has come and gone and we talk about how these things have affected the top teams in the East and West. We also talk about the favorites in college basketball. We talk about the implosion of the Lakers and Celtics, and how you need Hall of Famers to win in the NBA. In the analytics section we talk about fouling while up by 2 points late in a game. While this is an experimental strategy, I think it holds merit in many scenarios. We dig into the numbers and talk about if it is a viable strategy.
38:00
March 5, 2019
The Help Side Ep 12 Basketball Coaching Strategy Podcast
In Episode 12 of The Help Side Basketball Coaching and Analytics podcast we catch up with what happened on the Christmas Day NBA games. We talk about contenders in both the East and the West and then of course we talk LeBron. Lebron has been hurt, and while hurt, he called himself the GOAT. In the analytics section we talk about the play run by Northern Kentucky where they started all 5 guys out of bounds on their own baseline. We also talk about thinking about and designing your own plays. Finally, in the strategy session we talk about subbing during free throws and how that can be an effective way to control the pace of the game after a made free throw.
30:22
January 16, 2019
The Help Side Ep 11 Basketball Coaching Strategy Podcast
In Episode 11 of The Help Side Basketball Coaching and Analytics podcast we talk about the NBA. We touch on a play I saw in the Lakers/Heat game and talk about Carmelo Anthony who has been in the news recently. Next we talk about coaching leadership on and off the court and how verbal and nonverbal actions of a coach can influence player's behavior moving forward. In the strategy session we talk about different ways to close out. We talk about how flying by a defender can be effective as well as closing out and preparing for the drive.
41:49
December 12, 2018
The Help Side Ep 10 Basketball Coaching Strategy Podcast
In Episode 10 of The Help Side Basketball Coaching and Analytics podcast we start by talking about the first couple weeks of the NBA season. In the analytics section we talk about being a great assistant coach and all that goes into it. In the strategy session we talk about my favorite quick hitter set play. This play will get you a wide open three pointer in every game.
40:13
November 6, 2018
The Help Side Ep 9 Basketball Coaching Strategy Podcast
In Episode 9 of The Help Side Basketball Coaching and Analytics podcast we take a few minutes to talk about the Colin Kaepernick situation and the Nike ad. We also touch on Lebron James and his affect on our culture now that he is in LA. Next, we talk about the qualities of being a good head coach and using your assistant coaches to get the most out of each of them. In the strategy session we talk about how I like to practice special situations. I want to make sure that every player has an opportunity to get reps so they are as prepared as possible for what we are trying to execute in the game.
34:27
September 25, 2018
The Help Side Ep 8 Basketball Coaching Strategy Podcast
In Episode 8 of The Help Side Basketball Coaching and Analytics podcast we talk about Lebron and the new signings of the Lakers and how that time is going to work. We also talk about Carmelo Anthony signing with the Rockets. In the analytics section we talk about evolving as a coach and as a person. In the strategy session we talk about getting your player's foot positioning down when they are guarding the ball, and how that creates a great base for their closeout and rotation defense on the ball.
30:37
August 17, 2018
The Help Side Ep 7 Basketball Coaching Strategy Podcast
In Episode 7 of the Help Side Basketball Coaching and Analytics podcast we talk about NBA free agency and the big move of Lebron to LA as well as the other big signings. In the analytics section we talk about outliers and how outliers shouldn't affect the way you coach, or live your life. In the strategy session we talk about closing out to the wing from the bottom of the zone on a ball reversal and jumping into that wing to corner passing lane to prevent the corner 3.
38:58
July 12, 2018
The Help Side Ep 6 Coaching Strategy and Analytics Podcast
In Episode 6 of the Help Side Basketball Coaching podcast we do a quick recap of the NBA finals. We talk about Kawhi Leonard and what should be done with his situation. We also touch on Lebron and his options in the offseason as well as a quick look at the top of the upcoming NBA draft. In the analytics section we look at Dan Dantoni's analytics rant from a couple years ago and break it down. In the strategy session we talk about rubbing off a high post player after he has the ball. Using him as a screen and cutting to the rim for lay ups and popping behind for open threes.
54:30
June 21, 2018
The Help Side Ep 5: Basketball Coaching Strategy Podcast
In Episode 5 of the Help Side Basketball Coaching podcast we recap the conference finals and look forward to what may be a one-sided NBA finals. In the analytics section we talk about gravity and how each player affects positioning of defenders on the floor. In the strategy session we talk about drawing great plays and accounting for everything the defense may do to stop your plays. Also, we talk about what to do with offensive players who aren't involved in a set play and how to move them around in order to engage their defender.
54:39
May 31, 2018
The Help Side Ep 4 Basketball Coaching and Strategy Podcast
In Episode 4 of the Help Side Basketball Coaching podcast we recap the conference semifinals of the NBA playoffs and preview each of the conference finals. In the analytics section we talk about your chances of scoring at every second of an offensive possession and how every movement affects those chances on a given possession. In the strategy session we talk about set plays and how important they are in games and how execution of set plays makes all the difference. I also go over a couple set plays that you can use with your own teams.
46:37
May 16, 2018
The Help Side: Ep 3 Basketball Coaching Strategy Podcast
In Ep 3 of the Help Side Basketball Coaching podcast we recap the first round of the NBA playoffs and preview the second round. In the analytics section we talk about 3's vs 2's and break down the percentages for both shots. In the strategy session we talk about double teaming an elite player on the other team and different ways that can be effective.
50:16
May 1, 2018
The Help Side: Ep 2 Basketball Coaching Strategy Podcast
In Episode 2 of the Help Side Basketball Coaching podcast we break down the first round of the NBA playoffs and who I think will win each series. In the analytics section we talk about the four factors of success in basketball and break down how they can be used to help your team. In the strategy session we talk about what I believe are the two most important parts of being successful on the post.
59:45
April 14, 2018
The Help Side Ep 1: Basketball Coaching Strategy Podcast
In The first episode of The Help Side basketball coaching strategy and analytics podcast I start off by introducing myslef to you and give you and outline of the podcast format going forward. We then get into some news on the NBA and March Madness. In the analytics section, we talk about general analytics and how you can apply them to your team. In the strategy session we talk about pick and roll, specifically with regards to the screener. We discuss screen angles, pivoting, and sealing in order to maximize your pick and roll offense
45:28
March 22, 2018
Mar 7, 2018
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March 7, 2018
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