Our Coaching U LIVE 2019 speaker videos feature some of the BEST coaches in basketball. These are a great way for you and your staff to increase and further your learning before the upcoming season.

You will get 14 videos from this year’s clinic featuring NBA Head Coaches Steve Clifford of the Orlando Magic and Ryan Saunders of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

As well as NBA Assistant Coaches Will Hardy of the San Antonio Spurs, David Vanterpool of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Roy Rana of the Sacramento Kings, and former longtime Spurs Assistant Ettore Messina, now the President & Head Coach of Olimpia Milano.

The learning doesn’t stop there! Also included will be World Renowned Basketball Skills Trainer Ganon Baker, Angolan National Team Head Coach Will Voigt, Sydney Kings Head Coach Will Weaver, Coaching U On Campus Instructor and Basketball Immersion’s Chris Oliver, NBA Skills Trainer Jefferson Mason, and a special Overtime: Q&A Session with Brendan Suhr & Chris Oliver.


Steve clifford: the flash game

Steve Clifford is one of the most respected coaches in the NBA and easily one of the BEST teachers in the GAME! Close your eyes and think about the best teacher you have ever had at any level… That’s Steve Clifford. The “Flash Game” can fit into any offensive philosophy or system you currently run. In this video he teaches several concepts that many have never seen before, he is hands down one of the best clinicians we have ever had at Coaching U.

Ettore MEssina: defending the screening game off the ball

Ettore Messina is a future Hall of Famer and without question one of the 5 best coaches in the world today. Ettore is an extraordinary teacher of the game and a fabulous in-game coach. Truly a master of adjustments, Ettore is one of a few coaches that I know who can do an entire clinic on defending screens. Basically, the way Golden State plays. Ettore taught everything on how to defend pin downs; wing-post splits and his Q&A session is like another clinic in itself. As always, Ettore Messina is must-see!

Ryan Saunders: Becoming a Head Coach, Building a Culture, Defining Roles & Developing a System

Ryan Saunders is the youngest Head Coach in the NBA, but he is mature beyond his years. Ryan’s got a great coaching pedigree, his leadership style and teaching ability is off the charts! In this session, he taught a “Family of Plays” from Chin, Open and Hawk sets with Counters, and then expanded by teaching Shot Values and Concepts. Ryan is a great young coach that the coaches in attendance and our staff were excited to learn from!

Ganon Baker: Advanced player development coaching

Ganon Baker is the premiere player development coach in the world! Ganon has taught the game to players in over 47 countries and 5 continents. The techniques and drills that he teaches the players in this video are innovative, fresh and completely new ideas. These are the same skill development techniques that he uses with NBA players like LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. Ganon is an excellent teacher of the game and this video is a must watch!

Roy Rana: how to prepare a team in a short time

Sacramento Kings Assistant Coach Roy Rana is a dynamic teacher who brought incredible content in his first visit as a speaker at Coaching U. Roy relates his experiences coaching the Canadian National Team as well as coaching the “World Team” at the Nike Hoops Summit each year with the time challenges involved with each in preparing a team. Roy is a coaching star who enjoyed tremendous success at the University level while coaching Ryerson in Canada, he will do GREAT things as he begins his journey in the NBA with the Kings!

Will Weaver: switching

Before recently taking over as the Head Coach of the Sydney Kings of the NBL, Will Weaver was one of the brightest young assistant coaches in the NBA. Will has been on the coaching staff’s of the San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Nets where he worked with brilliant coaches on a daily basis. Will is also an assistant coach for the Australian Boomers (Australia’s Senior Men’s National Team) as well as the Head Coach of the Long Island Nets of the NBA’s G-League. In this video, Will teaches coaches both the defensive philosophy of switching as well as the offensive ideas providing solutions of how to score.

Will Voigt: Studying the International game to become a better coach

As a young Head Coach who has coached both the Nigerian and Angolan National Teams you must have a high level of competency and credibility. Will Voigt has both and has led his teams to success while coaching at the highest level of international competition and the 2016 Olympics. Will took time out of preparing his Angolan team for the 2019 FIBA World Cup to come share some of his coaching philosophies and techniques with you. Will is an excellent teacher and great clinician, you won’t be disappointed!

Will hardy: Preparation & how to guard actions

Will Hardy is an Assistant Coach with the San Antonio Spurs who I’ve personally watched for years, he is an excellent teacher with great presence, poise, voice and demeanor. You will be blown away by his teaching style and confidence. He shares a great presentation on “Preparation” which is modeled after his own journey through the film room and background in player development that led to him earning the trust of Gregg Popovich to promote him to a “first row” Assistant Coach as well as naming Will to his coaching staff for the USA Basketball National Team this fall in China at the World Cup. In this video he tells you how the Spurs prepare in preseason training camp, during the year, and on gameday shootarounds. The key is to keep it simple and consistent. We can ALL learn from Will Hardy’s message he shares in this video!

David Vanterpool: Building habits with your players

David Vanterpool is a rising star and will be an NBA Head Coach in the near future! David just left the Portland Trailblazers after 7 seasons to join Ryan Saunders with the Minnesota Timberwolves as Associate Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator. David’s presentation showed an outstanding 3-on-3 close-out drill, he also teaches a “random transition” 5-on-5 drill. These are excellent for you and your team. David’s presentation stressed the importance of developing relationships with your players. After watching this video, you’ll agree it’s no surprise why he is one of the hottest upcoming names in the NBA with a very bright future ahead.

Jefferson Mason: Incorporating Dr. Dish Into Your Practice

We’ve had the pleasure of knowing and observing Jefferson Mason for several years because of the partnership between Coaching U and Dr. Dish. Jefferson has an excellent coaching and teaching style with players. He has an amazing talent to demonstrate any skill to players he’s training, very smart and communicates well to the players he works with. In this video, Jefferson is using the brand new Dr. Dish CT, the most technologically advanced shooting machine on the market today. The Dr. Dish CT has a touch screen interface that comes preloaded with a full library of drills and videos to enhance your individual or team workouts. Be sure to get your Dr. Dish CT today and mention Coaching U to receive a special discount!

Chris Oliver: A Games Approach to Coaching

Chris Oliver is a curious and inquisitive coach by nature, his method of teaching is built around asking questions and the learning then takes place. “Every time I hear Chris speak he stimulates my thinking. His teaching style is highly innovative and like nothing that I’ve seen in my 45+ years of coaching. That’s why I’m thrilled to add Chris to our Faculty and be a leader in our “Coaching U On Campus” program. This is a no-brainer for any D1 Mens or Women’s program!” – Brendan Suhr

Brendan Suhr: 5 Out Series

NBA Transition, Early or Quick offense that you can use when all 5 defenders are back and matched up. These are quick hitters with one-word verbal calls made by your point guard or the coach. As a bonus, Brendan shares a great Side OB play for late game situations, especially when the defense is switching. The other situation is what we call “Corner”, the intersection of the baseline and the sideline. The purpose of this video is to make you “think”

Kevin Eastman: Bullet point basketball concepts & why the best are the best

Kevin has once again knocked the ball out of the park… This video is a must watch if you are a coach looking to add to your coaching and professional development library. You must study what the best coaches do! Kevin shares great stories regarding teams and coaches including some “Doc-isms.” As Kevin explains – great coaches make time to study in the off-season the areas they wish to improve on. Add this video to your collection and learn from one of the best thinkers and teachers we know.

Overtime: Q&A Session With Brendan Suhr & Chris Oliver

This special session served as the 2019 Coaching U Live VIP Experience Event attendee’s personal clinic! Brendan Suhr and Chris Oliver spent over 40 minutes answering questions from coaches in attendance. So many times coaches will attend clinics and leave with several questions unanswered, that wasn’t the case here as these two answered every question that was submitted from the coaches in attendance.

Coaching U and FastModel Sports were proud to host the Inaugural NextGen Coaches Event at the 2019 Final Four in Minneapolis. This event was created to help develop the next generation of elite basketball coaches by learning from some of the rising stars in the coaching profession as well as veteran coaches who shared their experiences with those in attendance.

In this 2 and a half hour video set you will learn from: 

David Patrick
Head Coach, UC Riverside Highlanders

Mike Boynton
Head Coach, Oklahoma State Cowboys

Donnie Jones
Head Coach, Stetson Hatters

Bob Richey
Head Coach, Furman Paladins

Cuonzo Martin
Head Coach, Missouri Tigers

Each interview is conducted by 2-Time NBA Champion Coach Brendan Suhr as he asks his guests about some of the key topics that can help coaches develop including: impacting the lives of your players, personal development plans, networking strategies, how to star in your role, ways to bring additional value to your staff, forming relationships, communication strategies, finding your identity as a coach, how to advance in the coaching profession, preparing for your next job and what to do when you get it, what to look for when hiring a staff, building a your program… and much more!

Whether you are an aspiring coach or a veteran, this video set has something for everyone at every level and is truly a must have for your coaching library!