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Coaches Need To Make The Most Out Of Short Practice? Here Are Strategies

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Koby Altman is the General Manager for the Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs). He originally joined the Cavaliers as pro personnel manager in August 2012 and was promoted to director of pro player personnel in September 2013. In his previous role as assistant general manager/player personnel, Altman is tasked with talent evaluation of athletes across all levels of basketball, both domestically and abroad.

In this video, Altman breaks down how to get the most out of a short practice, especially for students who have other responsibilities. He recommends that the practice should be focused on execution and experience. When creating a structured practice, it should start with skill building, shooting, and then scrimmaging. It is important for the coach to communicate the purpose of each task and to promote a sense of urgency to have a productive practice.