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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...

July 31, 2020

Integrating Stagger & Re-Stagger Screens Into Man Offenses

by John Kimble, contributing writer

The “stagger-screen” has been around for a few years now and the new modification of the “stagger-screen” could be called  the “stagger and re-stagger screen.” When two offensive players set a stagger-screen for a teammate, this action i...

July 23, 2018

How coaches should defend their opponents

by Dr. David Hoch, contributing writer

Some teams have exclusively used man-to-man defense for several years. Other squads may employ a 2-3 zone year-in and year-out. Why? Have you ever analyzed why coaches use the defenses that they do? For example, most coaches early in their careers u...

January 25, 2018

Defeating the four-corners delay offense

by John Kimble, contributing writer

Most high school and college coaches have observed, studied or used the four-corners delay offense. Therefore, it stands to good reason that a defensive coach likely would have to face this offense in late-period situations or during games when their...

January 5, 2011

Own the paint: 12 games of 1-on-1 to improve post players

Own the paint. Don't just take up space or clog the lane, but rather, have your players dominate this area of the floor. The better your team is on the interior, the more high-percentage shots you create and, consequently, it opens up your squad for ...