The game of basketball is growing fast in America thanks to coaches that care about the proper development of players. I am going to introduce a few women that are making a huge impact on the game of basketball. These women have already put themselves on the map in the basketball world but I want to make sure they are on YOUR map. If your daughters or sons want to truly improve their game I would strongly suggest that you look into what these women have to offer.
The first woman in the line-up is Nadine Domond. In 1994 she was a High School All-American and the number one point guard in the nation after finishing her senior season of high school in Connecticut. She decided to play the next four years at the University of Iowa under Coach Stringer for one year and Coach Lee for the following three. During her college career she was a Big Ten Champion, played in the Sweet Sixteen, and broke a number of records in the U of I record book. She also played with various USA Basketball Teams and was a silver medal winner in the 1997 US Jones Cup. Nadine was drafted 19th in 1998 by the New York Liberty. She also played with the Sacramento Monarchs and overseas with teams in France, Poland, and Israel. Needless to say Nadine Domond knows how to play basketball.
Nadine Domond also knows how to teach the game. Her style is very unique which makes her the best in the business. Nadine understands today’s youth and how to reach them. The youth today are consumed with Twitter, Instagram, and all the other forms of social media that are out there. Nadine keeps her instruction short and simple just like social media does. Repetition is also used to engrain certain phrases into the heads of the players. For example:
- “Low goes” – stay low all the time because it wins in basketball
- “Listening is a skill” –in order to be successful you must learn to listen
- “Eyes finish layups” –keep your eyes on the rim to make the close shots
Nadine will repeat these phrases and many more to instruct the players through the drills. Skill development is where Nadine spends most of her time because that is how the good players get better. They master the skills, add their own flavor, and continue to work on skills. Nadine makes skill work fun and exciting by using progressions so that any aged player can learn the skill and by adding music to her workouts. She teaches the players to play with a rhythm and believes that learning to music makes it easier to for the athlete to relate to the concept. For example she teaches the Euro step to “The Wobble” which is a popular song today and makes a difficult dribbling drill easy by putting the dribbles in sync with the beat to “Oh My Gosh” another popular song.
Nadine offers her services all over the country and her website has loads of information about what Nadine Domond Basketball is all about. She currently works with teams in the ACC, Big Ten, Big East, NCAA Final Four Coaches Clinics, and with many other camps. I suggest you look up Nadine Domond and get her into your gym as soon as possible if you want to make your program the best it can be!