18 11, 2016

CoachTube Instructional Coaching Videos

By | November 18th, 2016|Categories: Basketball Coaching, Fundamentals, Players and Coaches, Technology, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments


I found CoachTube online today and I have to say it is an awesome website. Think of it as Youtube for sports coaches and players or student athletes.  I am most specifically interested in how CoachTube relates to basketball. Click here to learn more: Coachtube.com/Basketball

There are videos on Lacrosse, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Tennis, Track and Field, Soccer, Hockey, Golf, Volleyball, Softball plus 20 other sports and categories.

If you live anywhere in the world and have an internet connection,  you can be taught how to play or coach by some of the best Coaches in the World!! This is truly an amazing idea and it is fairly cheap too.

If we just look at Basketball alone on CoachTube there are so many categories. There are ball-handling, drills, youth coaching, Defense, E-books, Shooting, Strategy, Women’s specific and Youth Basketball.

I can’t wait to buy a few of the titles and get learning myself. As a Coach I am never satisfied with my knowledge base. All of the best Coaches are always learning and striving to be better.

The best thing about CoachTube is that these are not just simple videos but rather complete Courses on the subject matter. If you have ever heard of the Khan Academy for academics, this kind of reminds me of that.

A few Specific examples

Let’s say you are a big fan of Michigan State’s Tom Izzo. You can learn straight from the man himself. He is a great coach and he’ll guide you through Defense and Rebounding lessons.

Coachtube and Tom Izzo

How about a Coaching Legend,the late Pat Summit. She was a phenomenal Coach. Her series is all about Coaching Women’s Basketball.

Pat Summitt and Coachtube

Another Coach who has numerous videos on CoachTube is my friend Lason Perkins. I would definitely check out what he has to offer. He does lots of stuff with European and International Basketball. Lason was also a guest on an Online Basketball Clinic we did a few years back at our Online basketball Clinics website.

That’s about all for now.  I will share more news about CoachTube in the next few days.

15 10, 2016

International Sports Technology Association

By | October 15th, 2016|Categories: Players and Coaches, Technology, Video|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Notes from ISTA: Global Sports Technology Association

David Geddes
Founder, Partner, & Executive
Hello ISTA LinkedIn Group & Friends,

We just wanted a minute to tell you about our first meeting next year. ISTA is seeking league officials, federation coaches, and olympic technologists who want to support our international tech community. If you have not subscribed or requested your free membership, we cannot send you an invite. Only registered members will receive an invitation. If you are interested in finding more info about this meeting, we encourage you to register here: https://istassociation.wildapricot.org/

Also, why not sign up for free membership? You will be automatically entered to win a special offer from Dartfish www.dartfish.com Dartfish is one of our first partners. A neat offer to help motivate you!

Our membership drive is going well, we need a few more of you to show your support by subscribing – free membership and free newsletter. No credit card, really, it is “F-R-E-E”. Members make a profile, see others, and post in forums. We’re going to add features as the community grows.

Finally, If your technology business wants to work with ISTA, send us an email info@istassociation.com Thank you and Have a good night from Atlanta!

Regards, Victor, Tino, and David.

22 09, 2016

PV Sports Classic

By | September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Video|0 Comments

Planet Hoops founders will be at the 14th Annual Sidral Aga PV Sports Classic from May 7th until May 14th. If you are in town please stop by the Basketball event and come and say hi. We would love to talk with you.

We will also be filming tons of Sports action in P.V. at the PV Sports Classic so maybe you can get in one of our videos.

Bask in the sun and enjoy having fun Puerto Vallarta activities like a basketball game with your loved ones.

Planet Hoops will also be making a special memento for all athletes this year. A professionally produced Hi-light DVDwill be for sale this year for the first time ever at the PV Sports Classic.

2004 PV Sports Classic Promo

Puerto Vallarta Sports Classic Promo Video from Planethoops on Vimeo.

Please see the order form below.

Place: Hotel Sheraton Resort and Towers.

Events: Basketball (16 team men’s open): Former / active Olympic / professional / semi-professional and recreational players from Canada, USA and Mexico.

Among other competitions are: (1km, 5km & 10km) (5) KM. Fun Run and a Master’s (over 45 years old) basketball division, Aerobics Marathon, tennis (all levels), (110) youth soccer teams, 100+ participants in disc golf.

More than 2,000 participants in seven sports. Open to the public to participate or simply enjoy the events. Welcome cocktail approx. (800) persons:

Hosted by Municipality of Vallarta, Jalisco Secretary of Tourism.

Background: Last year’s 13th Annual Sports Classic drew more than 1,500 participants, as well as their friends and families. (This year we anticipate over 2,000 persons).

The five days of competitions included a new children’s basketball division, ages 13 to 16. The men’s division saw lots of NBA stars and International star players, including Jerome Kersey, Jeff Moore, Berry Randle and Greg Wiltjer. Ron Putzi, Karl Tillleman, Lars Hansen, Dan Meagher, Bob Hieltjes, numerous Mexican National team players and the Univ. of British Columbia to the list of NBA and international basketball stars that have participated in the PV Sports Classic event.

Tennis, aerobics, spin bike, soccer, softball and a 5K marathon rounded out the menu.

Social events nightly: Carlos O’Brian’s and The Zoo club.

2007 Highlights Video

Puerto Vallarta Sports Classic from Planethoops on Vimeo.

Information: Sheraton Buganvilias resort: (322) 226 04 04 ext. 6038 – Attn: Verónica Alarcón, Event Coordinator.

22 09, 2016

Eurobasket Video

By | September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Video|0 Comments

Welcome to our Eurobasket Video page!

On your visit here you will find Videos and profiles of the top European Basketball prospects on Planet Hoops. This is a page which we will constantly be upgrading and updating.

In the past we had a partnership with Proplayer Video and Eurobasket.com to bring you Basketball video from around Europe. This is a great project that we are really proud of.

Unfortunately that did not work out but we are still very interested in Eurpean Basketball and we would love for you to share your favourite games.

The basketball being played in Europe is getting better and better all the time and is actually very close in caliber to the N.B.A. in our opinion.

21 09, 2016

Basketball Recruiting Videos

By | September 21st, 2016|Categories: Players and Coaches, Video|3 Comments

What is so important about basketball recruiting videos?

How do I get a basketball scholarship? You’re a player who just wants a chance. You know you can play. You love the game. You have had a pretty solid high school career. Maybe you live outside of the United States.

You wonder how do all those foreign players end up playing college basketball. There must be thousands upon thousands of great players out there. Where do you fit in?

At Planet Hoops we can help you with these questions. Yes there are many foreign born players playing in the NCAA.

If you are a tremendous player you will get noticed at some stage but those players are rare compared to the amount of players playing. You also have to remember that there are many more schools other than just Division 1.

There are Div. 2, Div.3 schools, Junior College’s and NAIA schools and many of them have scholarships that are waiting for solid students who can play the game.

Maybe you’re a College or University player who is finishing his or her career and are ready to move on to Professional basketball.

It is a huge step and you need to help to get it done right. There are so many questions to be answered. Where do you even start? At Planet Hoops that is our specialty.

The first step is to get noticed. The best and most economical way is with online or offline DVD Hi-light recruiting videos.

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We’ve partnered with Recruit-Me to bring this information to you.

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We will produce professionally edited Recruiting Videos for potential schools to view.

We also recommend, in addition, to use full game footage because after all, coaches want to see not only your strengths but also your weaknesses.

We will market you online for colleges and universities to evaluate at their leisure. The same holds true for college players trying to get jobs overseas.

Recruiting videos are one crucial part needed for your success.

We have 3 members on staff all with University and Professional basketball experience as players and/or coaches.

In addition we have extensive contacts around the Globe.

Please browse through our site where we have lots of free information and if there is anything we can do to help get you that basketball scholarship or get you playing or coaching overseas then please don’t hesitate to contact us using our Contact Page

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