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Episode 1 with Coach Dave Paulsen
13th June 2018 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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In this week's basketball coaching conversation, we are joined by Dave Paulsen. Coach Paulsen is head coach of the George Mason University men’s basketball program. Host Chris Oliver, and Coach Paulsen discuss ideas for preparing for a game. Game week, game day, practice, opponent scout, self-scout, and other ideas about coaching basketball, and running a basketball program, are discussed and shared to stimulate your thinking. "The game has to look like our practice and not their practice." - Dave Paulsen  Breakdown: 1:00 - Do previous games dictate your preparation going into the next game 4:00 - Importance of process 6:00 - Actions to prepare for future opponents 8:00 - Scouting opponents 10:00 - Practicing scout vs. a live defense 13:00 - D.O.D and O.D.O trips 15:00 - Players being more competitive than coaches 18:00 - Practice preparations to develop team strengths and weaknesses 20:00 - Fun and intense practices 22:00 - Practice duration vs intensity 24:00 - Focus on recovery and regeneration 26:00 - Do you care about opponent play calls? 29:00 - Part whole part concept 31:00 - Group or individual film sessions 36:00 - What stats drive game preparation? 40:00 - George Mason offensive and defensive absolutes 41:40 - Dealing with emotional baggage during the game Links: Dave Paulsen Bio: Twitter: Basketball Immersion Website: Twitter: YouTube: Facebook: See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at