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SportAlabama’s new basketball coach and his players went through military-style boot camps

07:15  20 august  2019
07:15  20 august  2019 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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Alabama’s new basketball coach and his players went through military-style boot camps© File Photo File Photo

And whenever you speak to a new coach, they're quick to discuss the importance of changing the "culture" in a program. The players need to be tougher, they need to buy in - all that usual stuff. But Oats has an unusual strategy of accomplishing that goal:

Military-style, special operations training.

Alabama basketball shared some photos and a video this week from Day 1 of the team's boot camp, and it didn't take place in a gym. Nope, not at all. We can see as the team (and the coaching staff) participated in intense training that most would probably associate with Navy SEALs.

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Coach McClary and his staff believe in teaching players the fundamentals of the game along with the proper attitude and work ethic needed to be successful. Share in Coach McClary’ s over 27 years of camp and coaching experience which includes working with Hall of Fame Coach Morgan Wootten.

Oats really doesn't mess around.

As you can see in the videos, Oats didn't stand around and watch as his team went through the training. He took part in it as well. That's the kind of commitment that players will take notice to. SEC basketball is no joke, clearly.

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