Viewing: Don Showalter
  • Date:
    Mar 27, 2015

This week’s focus is on the power forward, and so our question for the USA Basketball Coaches Network is:   What are some traits of a successful power forward, and how can you best utilize this player in your game plan?   Don Showalter, head coach, Iowa City High School (Iowa) Power...

  • Date:
    Mar 20, 2015

Every week, USAB.com will join in the popular “Follow Friday” tradition and highlight one of the Twitter accounts we’re following. This week’s pick: @CoachSWhite Sharman White , head coach at Miller Grove High School (Georgia), will serve as an assistant coach under Don...

Time to think about the frontcourt, as this week’s focus is on the small forward. This week’s question for the USA Basketball Coaches Network: What are some traits of a successful small forward, and how can you best utilize this player in your game plan?   Sue Phillips, head coach,...

Six-time USA Basketball gold medalist head coach Don Showalter will return as head coach for the 2015 USA Men’s U16 National Team that will compete in the FIBA Americas U16 Championship. Selected to assist Showalter and the 2015 USA U16 squad are prep head coaches Miles Simon and Sharman White, both of whom tackle their first assignment as a USA Basketball assistant coach.

This week's focus on the site is the shooting guard. A good shooting guard is capable of taking over a game -- but it's important to remember that basketball is a team sport. The coach must find the proper balance between leaning on the shooter and keeping the rest of the team fully invested....

With this week’s USAB.com focus on the point guard position, our question for the USA Basketball Coaches Network was simple: What are the most important characteristics of a good point guard, and what do you look for the most when it comes to that position?   Sue Phillips, head coach,...

Novice coaches might think they can just bring a team together for practice and wing it, but that won’t be very helpful for young athletes looking for structure and direction. So we asked the USA Basketball Coaches Network: How much time do you typically spend on planning and organizing each...

  • Date:
    Feb 20, 2015

Every week, USAB.com will join in the popular “Follow Friday” tradition and highlight one of the Twitter accounts we’re following. This week’s pick is @DShow23 . Like any great coach, six-time USA Basketball gold medalist head coach Don Showalter never stops teaching and...

Every basketball coach has his or her own routine when it comes to practice – how they like to warm up, run plays, scrimmage, etc. Of course, specialized drills are a big part of the routine. And so, this week’s question for the USA Basketball Coaches Network: What’s your favorite...

Chemistry is so important to the success of any basketball team, and good communication between coach and players is critical. So we asked the USA Basketball Coaches Network: How do you foster and improve communication with your players?   Don Showalter, head coach, Iowa City (Iowa) High...