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Athletic Director at Pine Castle Christian Academy

Robert “Basketball Bob” Corwin, President of “Team Florida” hired Marvin Harvey to tour the State of Florida, from Miami to Pensacola to teaching girls how to transition their elementary shooting form to a professional shooting technique (3’Rs) correctly. From that tour Harvey became the Athletic Director for Pine Castle Christian Academy (9) in Orlando, FL. Harvey was there for six years and during that time, not only did all athletic programs go from good-to-great; the Academy was nominated three times for the Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award. Continue reading

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Basketball is not all kids learn at Marvin Harvey’s Workshop

After graduating he started experimenting on middle school age players, as he became a head coach for the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams at Santa Fe Trail Jr. High School (5) in Olathe, Kansas. During this time he coached the boys’ team to three one-loss seasons.
From the late 1970’s to early 90’s he earned the nicknames Shot Doctor and the “Teacher”. He became a volunteer shooting coach for the Kansas University Women’s Basketball during the same period to test his theory on college players. He then started working basketball camps at the Kansas University Men’s Basketball, and was heavily influenced by the coaching style of Head Coach Larry Brown and his staff (RC Buford, Alvin Gentry, Bill Self, John Calipari), he began to get a better understanding of teaching the game versus coaching the game. He started teaching some of the KU men basketball players on the side, among these Calvin Thompson, Keith Harris, and Milt Newton, to name a few.
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DO WHAT YOU PRACTICE – WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

As an offensive player sometimes you have to revert back to simply taking what the defense is giving you. You don’t always have to force the issue. The defense is always going to show you some weak points in their … Continue reading

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Marvin Harvey: Shot Doctor Written by Mario Hicks

TIP OFF The world renowned shooting form “Ready-Rhythm-Release” that was created by Marvin Harvey started as a single class assignment. Harvey was attending Ottawa University, located in Ottawa Kansas, where his professor assigned the class a research paper that had … Continue reading

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