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Episode 25: 1-on-1 with Chris Oliver and Marwan Elrakabawy
26th October 2018 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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1-on-1 with Chris Oliver and Marwan Elrakabawy Guest: Marwan Elrakabawy,  Assistant Coach for the NCAA Division III Schreiner University Men's Basketball In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Coach Marwan Elrakabawy discusses player development concepts, with the creative mind behind Basketball Immersion, Chris Oliver. Coach Elrakabawy attended a three day basketball camp run by Coach Oliver to learn first hand about BDT zero seconds, and the games approach to coaching basketball ideas, that are used to develop players of all ages. Coach Elrakabawy is beginning his second year an assistant coach for the NCAA Division III Schreiner University Men's Basketball program in Kerrville, TX. He also serves as head coach for the junior varsity team. Coach Elrakabawy's previous coaching experience came stints at Division III Southwestern University (TX), Division II St. Edwards University, and Division III Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.   Breakdown: 1:00 - Introduction 2:00 - Went to 3-Day Training Camp 4:00 - Impressions of the Training Camp 7:00 - Fight For Your learning and it's all the Struggle 8:00 - Coaching Clinics 9:30 - Warm Ups in the Training Camp 11:00 - Slow Learning is part of the Learning Process 13:00 - Moving to Some Shooting 14:00 - BDT on Training Camp 15:00 - Mixing the 2-in-1 Shooting to the BDT 17:00 - Focus of Training Camp is on Selfish Time 18:00 - Doing 1-on-1 on Training to build Confidence 19:00 - Advantage and Disadvantage of Basketball: Teammates 20:00 - Constraints 21:00 - Freedom and "Spin Dribble and Perimeter 3-on-2 shooting" 22:30 - Limiting Bounce Pass 23:30 - Layering of Skill 24:30 - Different Solutions 25:30 - "We want Skills to Evolve" 27:00 - Air Square 28:00 - Perceptual Layups 29:00 - 2 Perceptions: The Defender and The Rim 30:30 - Teaching Play 5-on-5 and Defensive Reps 31:30 - Desonate Opponents 32:30 - Sharing Concepts to Other Coaches 34:00 - Make a Drill Better by Adding a Defender 35:00 - The Initial Part of Learning is Distracting Enough 37:30 - "I want Adopters" 38:30 - Individual Player Development 40:30 - Mixed Drills 41:30 - Adding Challenges 42:30 - "What can I do to get better?" 44:00 - Self Discovering 45:30 - Valuing Players Own Development 47:00 - Interaction with the Teammates 48:00 - Motivation 49:30 - Building Self-Esteem through Motivation 50:30 - Conclusion   Marwan Elrakabawy’s Bio Bio: Twitter: Instagram:   Basketball Immersion Website: Twitter: YouTube: Facebook: See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at