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February 1, 2021

The Best BLOB is no BLOB: An Alarming Discovery

by Matt Herting, head varsity boys basketball coach Bishop Verot (FL) High School

After years of watching videos, reading articles, talking to coaching peers, analyzing game film, something strange happened.  In my 24th year as a high school head boys’ basketball coach, I stumbled onto something that changed my whole view of o...

January 18, 2021

Get to the Line More with Isolation Plays

by Brian Vukadinovich, retired head men’s basketball coach, Ancilla College, Indiana

Isolations can be very effective in not only exploiting an opposing team’s individual player who has accumulated a high number of fouls late in the game but can also be very effective in actually getting teams in foul trouble during the early stage...

November 10, 2020

10 Ways To Track Success For Players

Players today, for the most part, are stronger and quicker and have many other abilities that are off the charts. However, has their power of attitude increased for the better? has their toughness increased? In many years coaching basketball, I have ...

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October 28, 2020

5 Tips to ‘Win the Day’ On & Off the Court

by Coach Dick Luther, assistant coach UW-Whitewater

Academic success is the top priority. The "Power of Attitude" must be with all of us every day. "Win the Day" has always been my belief. This high-level attitude in the classroom and on the court includes the following: Responsibility Commitmen...

October 21, 2020

10 Ways To Track Success For Coaches

by Coach Dick Luther, assistant coach UW-Whitewater

A coach certainly does much more than just providing instruction. Their leadership develops a support system for so many to be successful in life. Coaching basketball is the best! We can change the course of many lives. Positive coaching with knowled...

August 3, 2020

Benefits of High School and Youth Sports for Student-Athletes

The benefits of high school and youth sports have always been expressed by coaches, parents, and administrators. Now, however, there are quantifiable data that suggests there are considerable non-physical benefits of playing sports in addition to the...

August 29, 2019

How to develop positive relationships with referees

by Randy Hisner, contributing writer

In a perfect world, every coach would have experience as an official, and every official would have experience as a coach. By understanding both points of view, they would avoid or mitigate many of the confrontations that lead to technical fouls, eje...

July 17, 2018

What it means to be a coach

by Les Cano, contributing writer

What does it mean to be a coach? How about a good coach for that matter? Coaching is different than any other teaching job. You often have time to build relationships with players that can be meaningful. Plus, you have to deal with hard losses that ...

May 15, 2018

How to put on a summer basketball camp

by Don Kloth, contributing writer

When I became a head varsity coach, I strongly believed it was essential to organize and run a youth summer basketball camp at the high school. Prior to this time, there was not an organized youth basketball camp in the community. I was 40 years old...

May 12, 2018

How Central Missouri shocked the Goliath of DII women’s basketball

March 12, 2016, was the last time Ashland University had lost a game heading into this year’s NCAA Division II women’s national championship. Its 73 consecutive wins was the fourth-best streak of any division, and its 99 points per game was enoug...