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Fran Fraschilla: Make Practice Fun And Harder Than Games

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Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) has served as an ESPN basketball analyst since 2003, covering primarily Big 12 and Big East Conference men’s basketball games, NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championships, the NBA Draft and FIBA Basketball World Cup. He draws on expertise shaped by 23 years as a college basketball coach, including stints at the University of New Mexico, St. John’s University, and Manhattan College, all of which he led to post-season tournaments.

In this video, Fraschilla explains that coaches should make practices more difficult and challenging than games. That helps prepare players for the stress and challenge of game time. Fortunately, the elements that can make a practice difficult -- peer pressure, time pressure and competition -- are the same elements that make practice fun.