Your team is facing a "junk defense." Not a bad defense but a "junk defense," a term usually attached to a non-traditional defense, such as the box and 1 or triangle and 2. How do you play against it?

One of the great advantages of a motion offense is its adaptability to be able to play against any type of defense. It is a great advantage not to require your team to learn multiple offenses to be able to play against multiple defenses. The time commitment to practice several different offenses in practice is enormous. Just think of the time you take where you can't practice skill, defense or whatever your weaknesses may be.

Few positions on a basketball team are as important and as difficult to play as the post position. Too many times post players lose opportunities due to over analysis and over-thinking as those that are lost in the post.

Post play is a position of action and reaction. Once you get the ball, time spent thinking about what to do is opportunity lost for the player. Below are some hints that might help your post play.

Rebounding is one of the most important, yet underrated skills in basketball. Of all the uncertainties that exist in basketball, the one constant is there will be missed shots. Whether a team shoots well or shoots poorly, often the winning or losing team is determined by what happens to the shots that are missed. The team that gets most of the rebounds gets additional offensive opportunities and that often translates into more points on the scoreboard, which usually means wins.

Becoming a better rebounder is simple and you can get there in 3 simple steps.

Whether you are in a situation where you have a poor foul shooter on the line or you are in one of the "miss – rebound" situations to tie a game, your opportunity to score does not have to end with a missed foul shot.

This is a great drill for repetitions and a variety of shots.

Intensity Jumpshot with a 2nd Dribble Change is one of the advanced progressions in the “Intensity” series. It combines conditioning, changes in direction, ball handling and jump shooting.

Step Thru 1 Dribble Jump Shot isolates the 1 dribble jump shot while ripping to the baseline using step thru footwork.

This is a drill given to me by Raja Bell, then of the Utah Jazz. He learned it from Jeff Hornacek, one of the best shooters in the history of the NBA. We used it when Raja was recovering from a knee injury and we had to get him ready to play

It provides high repetitions and, when done properly, great conditioning in a very short period of time.

All sets are 10 shots. 2 sets are shot using that number of spots.

Want to become a better defensive team? Practice these fundamentals before you get to the court. If you want your players to understand what they are trying to accomplish and to work as a team, you have to lay out a plan.

These are the things that I think are important and want all my players to know