Artwork for podcast The Basketball Podcast
Episode 16: Phil Beckner, Player Development Concepts
12th September 2018 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
00:00:00 00:47:34

Share Episode


Phil Beckner, Player Development Concepts Guest: Phil Beckner, NBA Player Development Trainer In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, NBA player development trainer Phil Beckner joins the podcast. Beckner is currently a Player Development Consultant for numerous NBA players as well as several different college basketball programs. Phil works with players, teams, and organizations to enhance performance and maximize results. He has instructed and led elite level players, and high level teams/organizations in creating a blueprint for development, and strategies to enhance leadership skills.   Breakdown: 0:00 - Introduction 2:00 - Difference between Workouts and Development 2:10 - Detail and Teaching 3:35 - True Development Needs Feedback 4:00 - How do you Decide with the Players you work with What your Going to Develop? 4:04 - Player Development Philosophy 5:00 - Develop the Person and the Player 7:15 - "It's not Just the guy that works the hardest, the most talented, it also doing things the right way that so Important." 9:00 - Character - Building Foundation 10:18 - "...Those Habits Create Better Habits" 11:50 - Concept of Noticing Progress 14:35 - Showing Plan and How the Plan Works 16:05 - Adding Challenge 17:04 - Set the Expectation 17:30 - Precision 18:30 - "Encourage Mistakes but only if there trying to do it the Right Way" 24:41 - 1st Absolute: Knowing What You Get Done With Your Players 26:00 - 2nd Absolute: "Rips and Pivids and Jabs" 26:25 - 3rd Absolute: "Change Phase, Change Direction" 26:50 - 4th Absolute: "Finishing" 27:32 - 5th Absolute: "Shooting" 29:00 - Shooting on the Move 29:30 - Specificity of the Workout for a Player 29:35 - 4 Finishes: Regular One Leg with One Hand Off the Dribble 31:00 - 4 Finishes: Inside-Hand Finish 32:20 - 4 Finishes: Reverse Finish 33:00 - 4 Finishes: 2-Foot Power Finish 36:10 - Giving Something that Get Them Excited 37:00 - Teaching Communication and Leadership 43:36 - Start with a Mentor Phil Beckner’s Bio Bio: Twitter: Email:   Basketball Immersion Website: Twitter: YouTube: Facebook: See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at