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
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 00:29

Catch, Rip, 1 Dribble Jump Shot (Video)

Acting with immediacy is essential for quality offense. In Catch, Rip, 1 Dribble Jump Shot, we make an immediate direction change upon the catch to create space for a jump shot.

Catch the ball on the run and, using your inside foot as your pivot foot, rip to the middle. One dribble gets you back to your shooting foot, clear your defender for the jump shot.

Published in Shooting

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
Thursday, 22 May 2014 19:48

Ball Screen/Flare Combo

Combination drills are great for getting a lot of work done. Ball Screen/Flare Screen combo works 2 aspects of the game and provides an opportunity for high repetition shooting

Published in Perimeter Drills
Thursday, 22 May 2014 19:42

Drop Step Front Pivot Counter

Drop step 1 dribble counter is a very effective way to create space in the post.

Published in Post Drills
Thursday, 22 May 2014 19:29

Jump Hook

When in the lane, a quick jump hook is a very potent weapon for any player.

Published in Shooting
Monday, 05 May 2014 22:02

Effective Basketball Coaching

Sports hold a unique place in the American culture. Few things have the same impact in so many areas of our lives. Good days and bad days are often defined by how our teams did. Not just for the players, but for the fans as well.

So few things can teach as much about life as sports can. Teamwork, handling success, dealing with disappointment, standing up to the pressure of constant scrutiny, punctuality, leadership, etc. are all aspects that are developed through playing organized sports. For that reason, few professions offer more diversity or uniqueness than coaching.

Coaches are more than people on the sideline calling plays for their teams. The responsibilities and techniques of coaching basketball require the coach to be a motivator, teacher, substitute parent, confidant, tutor, policeman among other things.  But above all…. a coach is a leader!!

Published in Coaching

Diagonal Dive Down is one of the four was to enter the post. Using a drop step to get postion locks out the defender.

Published in Post Drills
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