S3 EPISODE 3 - Leadership, Building Culture & Learning from Failure w/ Coach Roy Rana

Season 3, Episode 3, Dr. Bubbs sits down with renowned basketball coach Roy Rana, the first coach to guide Canada Basketball to a gold medal at the U19 basketball World Championship in Egypt in 2017. In this episode, coach Roy talks about performing under intense pressure, the major lessons he’s learned through failure, he defines what he believes “culture” truly is and what goes into building a successful culture. He also talks about building team chemistry in a short time frame, how sport science has impacted his coaching, the mentors who’ve influenced him throughout his career and why he does what he does. Tremendous insights here from one of the best.

Summary of This Episode

6:30 – Performing under pressure

10:15 – Maintaining intensity and focus following big wins

13:15 – Coach Roy’s lessons learned through failure

16:30 – What is culture? What goes into building a successful culture?

20:40 – Communicating with today’s young athletes

22:30 – Team building in a short time frame

24:00 – Load management and sport science guiding practice

26:45 – Learning from mentors inside basketball - Tom Izzo, Greg Popovich, Quinn Snyder, Dwayne Casey, etc. – and outside basketball with George Raveling

28:30 – Why do you do what you do?

30:30 – Next greatest gains in terms of performance

Links to Roy Rana Videos

Coach Roy talks basketball fundamentals

Coach Roy Rana talks preparation for FIBA Americas tournament 

Coach Roy’s work in India with Dribble Academy

About Coach Roy Rana

Roy Rana is the first coach to guide Canada Basketball to a gold medal at a basketball World Championship, with Canada Basketball’s U19 squad winning the title at the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup in Egypt.  Roy has also been serving as the head coach of our Canadian men's national basketball team for the  2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers, successfully accomplishing that feat with an impressive win over Brazil in Dec 2018 to qualify for 2019 basketball world cup in China. Roy is currently the head coach of Ryerson University men's basketball team in Toronto - a perennial powerhouse in Canadian University Basketball – and head coach of the World Select Team at the Nike Hoop Summit since 2011. Follow Roy on Twitter @RoyRana.