Chris Oliver

Owner, Basketball Immersion

About this speaker

Chris Oliver is the founder of and The Basketball Podcast with Chris Oliver

As an expert in basketball decision training, he coaches, trains and mentors, coaches maximize their players’ potential and enjoyment of practices and games.

What he is most passionate about in his work is sharing evidence based coaching ideas that can stimulate your coaching to get better results.The goal is to improve your player retention and transfer of the things you teach to performance. You can learn more about concepts like messy learning, constraints based coaching, maximizing active learning time, adding decision-making to drills, and much more in the numerous blogs he shares at

After coaching for over 20 years, completing his Master’s degree, travelling to globe to watch NCAA, NBA and Pro teams from around the world, Chris saw the need for more education on a games approach to coaching basketball and training methods to support this. He created Basketball Decision Training (BDT), to bridge the gap between skill development and game applications of those skills.

Chris also shares his games approach to coaching, practical evidence based drills and decision training concepts openly through in person, and online learning. All of these concepts have been taught globally through online sharing, camps, clinics, private mentoring and consulting with individual coaching and teams’ staffs. Chris has traveled to Sweden, Australia and New Zealand to spread his ideas. He has also spoken at major coaching clinics in the United States, including the Florida Clinic, Coaching U, the Rising Coaches Clinic, as well as a number of state coaching association clinics.

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The Three Phases of Coaching: Teaching, Connecting, and Transfer

March 26, 2020, 06:00 PM
Chris Oliver

5-Out Whiteboarding and Networking Event

May 08, 2021, 12:00 AM
Lason Perkins Chris Oliver Leigh Klein