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McLean Select Basketball

Matt Tallent
Coach, Grade 6 Boys
, Division 2



Coaching Experience:
Matt has been coaching youth  basketball and baseball for over 10 years, including the last 3 seasons as a head coach in the McLean house basketball league.  He spent two years as an assistant on the Fairfax Stars 18U Girls AAU basketball team.  Matt spent 3 seasons as aassistant coach for the Marshall High School Softball team.  Matt has been a baseball coach in McLean Little League for the last 6 years, with over 15 teams managed during that time.  During the last two seasons he has been a coach on the McLean American 10U and 11U All-Star team, including one District Championship in two championship game appearances. 
Coaching Philosophy:
Matt’s focus is on developing proper basketball fundamentals, thorough preparation, conditioning, and generating on court awareness, or basketball IQ.  Players will be taught the reasons for their on-court actions so that when situations arise during games they’re prepared to execute efficiently and able to adjust and adapt their games based on changing circumstances.  Practices will be physically demanding so that the games are easier.  The driving overall theme is the importance of teamwork and comradery. 
Matt has loved basketball since he can remember and grew up on the sidelines watching his Dad coach the GWU Colonials.  Matt lives in McLean with his wife Cristina (former Junior Olympic basketball player) and their 3 boys, aged 11, 9 and 6.