Mike Rocca, A Players Perspective
Guest: Mike Rocca, Former Windsor Lancer Basketball Player
In this week's basketball coaching conversation, Coach Mark Jablonski discusses a games approach to practicing, basketball decision training, and other aspects of training from a player's perspective, with former Windsor Lancer player Mike Rocca.
Mike Rocca played his whole university career for Basketball Immersion founder, and head coach of the University of Windsor men's basketball team, Chris Oliver. Mike developed into an all-star, and an all-time player at the University of Windsor. He graduated top 10 all-time in scoring, rebounds and assists at the University.
1:00 - Introduction
2:00 - How Mike was Coached
3:00 - Traditional Practice vs. Games Approach
4:30 - Better Decision-Making
5:30 - Individual Improvement Focus
6:40 - Personal Workout Routine
8:40 - Mixing Skills and Decisions
11:30 - Blueprint for Success
12:00 - "Coach Oliver is so Open-Minded"
13:00 - Evidence Based Practice
14:00 - Leading Rebounder as a 5’9 Guard
15:00 - Four B's of Basketball
16:30 - Constant Challenge
17:30 - How did Newcomers to the Program Adjust?
20:00 - Continued Improvement
22:00 - "King of the Left-Handed behind the Back Pass"
23:20 - Earning Freedom
27:30 - Transform the Game
29:30 - Using Reward Systems and Constraints
31:30 - Stopping Practice and Correction
35:30 - Asking Questions
37:30 - BDT
39:40 - Changing Mindset through the use of BDT
40:30 - Deep Talent Pool in College Basketball needs to learn BDT
42:00 - Final Thoughts of Mike Rocca
Mike Rocca’s Bio