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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... more »
October 5, 2020

Five Keys To Enhancing Relationships Within the Team

by Kevin Weigand, contributing writer
I recently heard the quote “players will go to battle for one  another when they know there is love and mutual respect present.” As I reflected on this, I realized how true it is. I... more »
September 30, 2020

Change the Game with the Winning Edge

by Coach Dick Luther, assistant coach UW-Whitewater
"Change the Game" doesn't mean changing basketball. It means to change the team's game within the game itself. The "Winning Edge" is kindness, caring, and teaching the right way with positive attitudes are all investments... more »
August 5, 2020

Brand Loyalty: Maximizing School Spirit Through Branding & Graphics

On any given Friday evening in the winter, deep in the woods of Rochester, Massachusetts, the overhead lights of the gymnasium at Old Colony Regional Vocational High School go dark. A spotlight switches on and... more »
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,... more »
July 30, 2020

Five Tips for Recruiting High School Players

Recruitment. It's the lifeline for any successful college basketball program. But the recruitment of high school players goes far beyond tracking field goal percentages and rebound totals or watching a submitted highlight tape. And if... more »
July 16, 2020

Adding Multiple Phases/Waves in your Offensive Attack

by John Kimble, contributing writer
A successful offensive scheme is a plan of action that never relinquishes its aggressive attack on the opposition’s defense. There is never a lull in the action from one phase to the next phase of... more »
July 15, 2020

UMD’s Ashworth Has Biggest Assist off the Court

This story appeared on the UMass Dartmouth athletics page and was written by Winning Hoops managing editor, Wesley Sykes.  On the hardwood, UMass Dartmouth rising senior Jacob Ashworth has always been referred to as a leader. From... more »
July 8, 2020

An Ode to Old School Basketball

by Barry Hecker, former Memphis Grizzlies assistant coach
Having had the pleasure of coaching basketball since 1970 at all levels, junior high school, high school, minor league, Internationally, and 21 years in the NBA as a player personnel director and assistant coach. It’s... more »
June 29, 2020

5 Basketball Drills For Youth Players

As sports, and basketball, prepare to resume athletic activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, players have taken their team workouts and altered them to be done individually in a park or driveway. As restrictions begin to... more »