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Episode 7: A Season of Learning with Coach Amanda Butler
18th July 2018 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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A Season of Learning with Amanda Butler Guest: Amanda Butler, Head Coach of Clemson Tigers Women’s Basketball Team In this week's basketball coaching conversation, we are joined by Amanda Butler. Butler is the head coach of the Clemson Tigers women's basketball team. Prior to that, she was the head coach for the Florida Gators women's basketball team and the Charlotte 49ers women's basketball team. This past year she took a year off and invested in her learning as she visited the Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, Oklahoma City Thunder, and many other basketball programs. In the podcast Coach Butler discusses some of her best learning during her time as a head coach, and on her year off. Breakdown: 0:00 - Introduction 2:00 - Amanda’s Ideas that would Impact other Coaches 4:00 - Transferring her ideas to Clemson Basketball Team 5:30 - Distractions 6:20: Emphasis and a Need for Fundamentals to be taught really well 8:00 - Communication and Relationships 10:30 - Be consistent across every Program 11:00 - Helping coaches in terms of Intentional Messaging 12:00 - Offensive, Defensive Philosophies and Daily Messages in every team 14:30 - Sharing Stories and Experiences to connect with Players 17:00 - Giving Freedom to a Player 18:00 - Helping players to be an Active Participant in their Development and the whole process. 19:40 - Level of Coaching and Active Coaching 22:00 - Adjustments that stood out to Coach Amanda 22:30 - 3-man Approach 23:30 - Adjustments to Elite players in Another team 25:00 - Unique Language; Learning and Decoding it 26:50 - Maximizing Time on Tasks 27:40 - SImilarities of her coaching to other Coaches 30:00 - Fatigue Factor 31:00 - Valuing of Player and their Energy Levels 34:00 - On-going process of Practice Duration and Practice Energy-to-Work Ratio 35:30 - Group Video Resources 37:00 - Blank State 38:00 - Determining Individual Work; Doing 1 on 1 and 3 on 3 Approach 39:00 - Creating Competition 40:30 - Specific Things to use to Emphasis Competition 43:00 - Creating Situation to apply in the Game 44:00 - Communicating and Awareness of the Time and Score 45:00 - Conclusion   Amanda Butler’s Social Media Bio: Twitter: Instagram: Facebook: Basketball Immersion Website: Twitter: YouTube: Facebook:   See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at