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Tom West

Role: Learning Facilitator (LF)
Context(s): FUNdamentals
P/TSO: Basketball Alberta
Hometown: Red Deer, AB
Years as a Coach Developer: 4
Coaching Experience:

Youth/Minor Basketball (U5 to high school), elementary, middle school (grades 6-9).

Other Basketball Experience(s):

Played college basketball and President/founder of Red Deer Minor Basketball Association.

What motivated you to get into coaching?:

Passing on my love for the game of basketball

What do you love about being a Coach Developer?:

I love being able to help others understand the new methods and philosophies of coaching your basketball. I enjoy focusing on athlete development and  incorporating fun while removing some of the old school methods.

Why did you want to be a Coach Developer?:

At first it was done out of necessity for our organization, but the more I learned, the more I wanted to pass on that knowledge to our coaches and other coaches in the community.

Favorite Coaching Quote:

"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are" - John Wooden

"There is no glory in practice, but without practice there is no glory" - unknown


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