Features

January 5, 2022

How to be Unscoutable to Opposing Basketball Teams

One aspect of coaching I always loved was scouting and game planning. Not the hours or the late-night trips to watch an opponent. But the putting together of the game plan was a fun challenge... more »
September 22, 2021

Idaho’s Wooden Beacon of Industry

Nestled neatly along the Washington state border lies the newest gem of The Gem State — The University of Idaho’s ICCU Arena.  The 4,200-seat arena is the brand-new home of the Vandals men’s and women’s... more »
May 25, 2021

Integrating Small-On-Big Screens into your Offensive Schemes

by John Kimble, contributing writer
This article discusses various types of off-the ball-screens that are set in various locations of the floor with a smaller offensive player screening... more »
May 13, 2021

Shot Clock Adoption Approved for High Schools in 2022-23

Beginning with the 2022-23 season, a 35-second shot clock will be permitted in high school basketball games by state association adoption. A proposal for a national rule mandating a shot clock was not approved. A... more »
May 12, 2021

10 Observations of a Successful Coach

What makes a successful coach? While the answers may differ depending on who you ask, they will all undoubtedly agree there is no single way to be successful. Through my years of working within athletics,... more »
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... more »
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... more »
March 1, 2021

LaGrange High School’s Barn’ Raising

It’s never easy saying goodbye to an old love, but the blow can be softened when you welcome a brand-new flame. Just ask Michael Pauley and the student-athletes at LaGrange (GA) High School.  For nearly... more »
February 8, 2021

Standing above the rest: Taking your equipment to the next level with Spalding

{Sponsored} For basketball players aspiring to take their game to the next level, it’s important for them to practice on equipment that they will play on in the future. And for the ultimate experience for... more »
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... more »