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screens
May 25, 2021

Integrating Small-On-Big Screens into your Offensive Schemes

by John Kimble, contributing writer

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="671"] Photo: Wesley Sykes / Great American Media Services[/caption] This article discusses various types of off-the ball-screens that are set in various locations of the floor with a smaller offensive player...


May 24, 2021

Detroit Mercy WBB Head Coach Cleared after Internal Investigation

Last week, the University of Detroit Mercy athletic director Robert Vowels shared details into the school's internal investigation against women's basketball head coach AnnMarie Gilbert for allegations that her program disregarded COVID-19 protocol a...


four-minute
March 30, 2021

Four-Minute Coaching Sessions

by Coach Dick Luther, assistant coach UW-Whitewater

As the season ends, coaches take stock and rebuild for what is next to come with the new season. This four-minute coaching gameplan and tips just might help players understand and grasp your program's concepts better. During practice or summer camps...


adjustment
March 9, 2021

Winning At Halftime Through Effective Adjustments

by Kevin Weigand, contributing writer

Legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski once stated “I have a plan of action, but the game is a game of adjustments. I believe all coaches go into a game with a well -thought out plan of attack. However, in order to win, they must adapt their strategy. Wh...


breakfast
February 8, 2021

Study: Breakfast Can Lead to Improved Shooting in Basketball

It's long been stated that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Now, after reading a recent study from Kansas University, basketball coaches may be reminding their players of that old adage more and more. The study by KU researchers show...


blob
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...


decision making
January 26, 2021

Developing Decision Making in Your Basketball Program

by from Joe May, contributing writer

Just one off-the-court or on the court decision by a coach or player can affect a key game or an entire season. Think of all of the hours that you and your players spend before and during each season, so that you have the best team that you can have....


coaching
December 11, 2020

Coaching Aids in Basketball

by Barry Hecker, former Memphis Grizzlies assistant coach

Coaching for the last 50 years I have seen many different coaching aids — weighted balls, oversized balls, machines that measure arc, smaller rims, rebound rims, dribbling gloves, dribbling glasses, hand placement balls, shooting straps, to name a ...


ball
December 9, 2020

Integrating Ball Screen-&-Rolls into Man Offenses

by John Kimble, contributing writer

Ball screen-and-rolls have been a staple of offensive basketball for many years.  When motion offenses became the craze in the 1970s, this fundamentally sound form of attack faded away for years. But it has come back and has become very popular agai...


players
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 ...