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Coach Doaty on the Equal and Opposite Reactions in Basketball

Randal S. Doaty Focus & Attitude Coach Co-Developer of BIMPS4 Basketball Software    For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Yes, I am talking about basketball. Although this phrase is commonly associated with physics, it is also … Continue reading

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Coach Doaty on Why Basketball Is Considered a Game of Runs

Randal S. Doaty Focus & Attitude Coach    More than any other sport, basketball is considered a game of runs. This common label references the scoring nature of the sport. If you look at a game score timeline you would … Continue reading

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Coach Doaty on Coaches Modeling Focus & Attitude Behaviors

Randal S. Doaty Focus & Attitude Coach    If you have played or coached basketball for any amount of time, you have surely encountered a game where athletic performance did not match athletic ability. I have heard more than one … Continue reading

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Coach Doaty on the Candy Bag Effect

Coach Randal S. Doaty    Focus and Attitude Coaching has generated some interesting revelations. One of the mental landmines that I unearthed early in my basketball focus and attitude coaching career was the team candy bag. A large net bag … Continue reading

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Coach Doaty on Hyper-Neuro-Stimulation Syndrome (HNSS) in Basketball

Coach Randal Doaty    Hyper-Neuro-Stimulation Syndrome (HNSS) sounds like a frightening disease or an otherwise disabling condition. HNSS is actually just a term that I personally coined for a phenomenon that I have been observing over the past 18 years in … Continue reading

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Coach Doaty on Focus and Attitude Coaching

Coach Randal S. Doaty   The notion of having a specific coaching position dedicated to “Focus & Attitude Coaching” might seem absurd in the traditional basketball team model. Some folks might believe this position is nothing more than the average sports psychologist in sweats. … Continue reading

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Coach Doaty on the Basketball Success Molecule

  Coach Randal S. Doaty    If success in basketball were a molecule it would consist of these four elements – focus, attitude, strategy and skill. The strategy and skill elements have long been hailed as the only two really … Continue reading

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