Long road trips can be tough on a basketball team and Bangor endured them during the regular season and postseason.
There certainly is a lot more pressure on a No. 1 team, especially if it is going into the tournament undefeated at 18-0.
It was a coach’s dream to be a part of coaching players on a freshman team and watching them grow into a state-championship club.
One of the worst decisions a player with the ball can make is to leave their feet and not shoot the ball as it leads to many turnovers or poor shots.
Role players don’t seek the limelight and quietly go about their jobs.
Lack of knowledge of the three-second rule has players rushing to get their shots off because they are worried about three seconds being called.
The added scrutiny from social media and websites may be putting more pressure on officials.
A strong feeder system is one of the main reasons for a successful high school basketball varsity team. During a coaching career at four Maine high schools — Fort Fairfield (one year), Orono (seven), Bangor (eight) and John Bapst (13) — I was fortunate to hire, evaluate and supervise middle school, freshman and junior varsity […]
During my tenure as a high school basketball coach, I liked to break down the season into four seasons of Maine high school basketball. The first season was three weeks of preseason, which was five weeks before the Maine Principals’ Association changed the sports season policy. The second season of 3 1/2 weeks was the […]
Since today is Christmas it is the appropriate time for me to post my Christmas wish lists for those involved with Maine basketball at all levels. Coaches: No fouling out players, two shots and ball on the fifth foul and plus fouls, good officiating, more 3-pointers made than missed 3’s, no injuries, coachable players, a […]