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Episode 180: Pete Strobl, Connecting Player, and Team Development
Episode 1808th September 2021 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Guest: Pete Strobl, Giessen 46ers German easyCredit BBL Head Coach


Giessen 46ers German easyCredit BBL head coach Pete Strobl joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss connecting player and team development.


Coach Strobl is currently the Head Coach in the German Bundesliga of the Giessen 46ers and has served as the Head Coach of the Basketball Löwen Braunschweig for two seasons as well as three seasons as an assistant coach for Ratiopharm Ulm.


Pete Strobl started The Scoring Factory in 2009 upon settling in Pittsburgh after a successful nine-year career in the European professional leagues. He was a member of the Austrian National Basketball team and played in France, Austria, Germany, Iceland, Switzerland, and Ireland where he also served as Player–Coach.


Prior to his professional playing career, Coach Strobl earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as a scholarship player at Niagara University, graduating in 2000. As a by-product of working through language barriers with international players of all ages and skill levels, Coach Strobl has developed a unique ability to break down shooting mechanics, footwork, and ball skills. His tactical knowledge of the game and a work ethic developed through years of fierce competition combined with excellent communication skills make him a sought-after clinician, speaker, and personal coach. He is also the award-winning author of Backspin: One Player's Journey From the U.S. to Europe and Back Again.



1:00 - Loving Player Development

4:00 - FIBA Rules for Player Development

6:00 - Playing Experience in Europe

10:00 - Soccer Culture

12:30 - Culture of Acceptance

16:30 - Trial and Error

20:00 - Dribbling

25:00 - Big on Full Court Pressure

30:00 - Touching

34:00 - Scarecrow

38:00 - Verbal Cues

41:00 - Mistake Culture

43:30 - Defensive Footwork

49:00 - Slow Learning

54:00 - Disruption

58:00 - Advice to the Listeners

1:00:00 - Conclusion

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