Growing Discipline

Thoughts and efforts to help increase my young, inexperienced basketball teams' ability to play like disciplined veterans.

Learn More

Scouting / Film Study

Hudl. Krossover. Other ways to improve your film sessions with your team. Also covered: The importance of studying film and how to do it well.

Learn More

Man vs. Zone Defense

My personal opinion on man defenses vs zone defenses. The strength and weaknesses to each style and game situations that call for each.

Learn More

Welcome to CYOF!

First and foremost, thank you for visiting! I'm not new to building websites and online communities but I am new to blogging and discussing a growing passion of mine. That passion is coaching basketball. I'm 31 years old and I have been around basketball for as long as I can remember. I love this game.

After literally decades of injuries and fighting to stay competitive physically as a player; I've recently begun (in my 3rd season) coaching my old high school basketball team. It's been a blessing that I never expected to actually enjoy. I'm making mistakes and taking the blame as we grow and develop as a team.

This website's purpose is for me to share, blog, journal, grow, learn, have accountability and ask for help all at the same time. I will do my best to be regular on my posts and hope that you will join me in conversation and working on our craft.

Thanks for visiting! - Coach Ritchey

home-4

Where to Start...

Please look around the site and join in on the discussion! I suggest starting with some of the articles listed above or go straight to my blog.