Thursday, 09 April 2015 23:26

The Shooter's Dozen

12 Things That GREAT Shooters Do

After many years of working with some of the best shooters in the world, I have learned that not everyone shoots the same way. However, there are some common threads, mostly mental, that run through with all great shooters.

Published in The Mental Game
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 20:38

Post Player Workout 1

A condensed version of a recent post workout. Most of the drills are there (missed the fast break trailer series), just cut out the breaks and the extra reps.

Published in Post Drills
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 14:55

2 Ball Mikan Drill

The Mikan Drill is a basic but important drill for all players.

Published in Post Drills

If you are going to coach, at some point, you will be in the situation where you have the ball out of bounds with little time left on the clock and need a 3. What do you do?

Published in Offense Articles

In all the years I have been coaching, I have met a lot of people, learned a lot of basketball and have seen a lot of games.

I am always getting calls and messages asking my opinion, answering questions and mentoring other coaches. Most of the discussions center around X’s and O’s. We discuss offenses, defenses, plays, etc. I have come to realize that the X’s and O’s are such a small part, and probably the least important part of coaching. I know that is heresy, for a coach to say plays aren’t important and it’s not that they are not important, but in my experience I have found many other things to be more important.

Published in Coaching

Challenging your ball handling makes all parts of your game better. Here we make a series of quick crossover dribbles into a jump shot. Try "Single Crossover Over The Top Jumpshot."

Published in Perimeter Drills
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 00:37

2 on 0 Fast Break Build Up (Video)

 2 on 0 is the first step in building a fast break

Published in Offensive Drills

I can’t say all, but I will say most, players and coaches want to run some type of fast break game. It’s fun, exciting, and can be devastating to your opponent. But, like any other offense, you have to plan and practice it for it to be productive.

Published in Offense Articles
Monday, 21 July 2014 21:01

Give Them The Answers

Have you ever noticed that in today’s world, you talk to someone and the intent of the person you are speaking to is not to understand, but to reply? Nowhere is that more true than in dialogue between player and coach. Players always feel like they are being attacked. Coaches always feel like they are being questioned.

Published in Coaching
Monday, 21 July 2014 20:50

Consequence of Choice


As coaches, we try to prepare our players for every possible situation they might face in a game. When we teach skills, we try to present things that that will help our players to excel in every area. In our desire to create a formidable basketball entity (team or player), we don’t realize how complex we make the game for players.

Taken individually, what we teach is not complex. However, once we start adding plays, options, contingencies, reads, film sessions, adjustments, etc., we take a simple task and make it extremely complex. We needlessly add to their cognitive load. We fail to consider the "Consequence of Choice."

Published in The Mental Game
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