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Episode 87: Adam Caporn, Australian Basketball Player Development
18th December 2019 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Adam Caporn, Australian Basketball Player Development  Guest: Adam Caporn, Head Coach of the Centre of Excellence Program and U19 Emu Team   In this week’s coaching conversation, Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence head coach Adam Caporn joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss Australian basketball player development. Key ideas around developing shooting, integrating sport science, and individual development within a team setting. The Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence program is designed to prioritize individual development with a focus on ultimately winning senior international medals. Notable alumni include Andrew Bogut, Patty Mills, Joe Ingles, Matthew Dellavedova, Aaron Baynes and others. Caporn is also an assistant coach with the Australian Boomers national team. He has also been the head coach of the U19 Australian team and an assistant for the World University Games. Caporn was an assistant coach with Saint Mary’s College of California, where we also played his college career. Caporn has been Head Coach of the U19 Australian team and Assistant for World University Games. His coaching career began while still playing with the Perth Wildcats in the NBL. He began serving as a part-time assistant with the Willetton Tigers in the State Basketball League in 2007. He assumed his first head coaching job two years later with another State League team, the East Perth Eagles. Caporn then moved on to AIS as a Scholarship Coach, responsible for the evaluation of prospective players and player development.   Breakdown 1:00 - Overview of Centre of Excellence Program 3:00 - Competitive Games 4:30 - Impact of having NBA Academy in Australia 6:00 - Value of Shooting within his Program 7:00 - Mindfulness and Removing Anxiety 11:00 - Applying the learning from his Program 13:00 - Competitive within Shooting 16:00 - Contested Drills 19:00 - Nonlinear Pedagogy 21:00 - Athletes-Centric 25:00 - Self-Evaluation 27:30 - Pre and Post in terms of Physical 30:00 - Language to Action Matters 32:00 - Changing the Behavior 34:00 - How He Develop His Style of Play 38:00 - Adaptability to Run Plays 40:00 - NCAA Games and the Decision Making Process 43:00 - Delivering Ideas to his Coaching Staff 47:30 - Highs and Lows as a Coach 49:00 - Conclusion   Adam Caporn’s Bio Bio: Twitter:    Basketball Immersion Website: Twitter: YouTube: Facebook: See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at




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