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 »
June 17, 2020

4 Tips for Balancing Basketball with Life & Studies

It can be stressful for student-athletes balancing success on the hardwood with success in the classrooms and everyday life. But the importance of being well-rounded cannot be denied — it's great preparation for whatever their... more »
May 21, 2020

Lessons learned from the MJ doc, ‘The Last Dance’

by Kevin Weigand, contributing writer
The spring of 2020 was a challenging one for basketball fans, players, and coaches. Both the men and women's NCAA tournaments were canceled. The NBA season was halted and it is unclear whether it will... more »
May 8, 2020

Integrating various types of stagger-screens into man offenses

by John Kimble, contributing writer
Off-the-ball stagger-screens are an invaluable tool for man-to-man offenses to integrate into their overall offensive package. They obviously can be used as an integral part of half-court plays/entries but also as part of the next... more »
May 7, 2020

Using statistics in planning ahead

by Kevin Weigand, contributing writer
At the end of each season, coaches find themselves in a reflective mode. They look back at the season and can recall various events. While they have these memories fresh in their minds and videotape... more »
May 6, 2020

Transformational over transactional coaching

by Kevin Weigand, contributing writer
Recently I heard the phrase “be a transformational coach” as opposed to being a “transactional coach.” What is the difference between the two? Transformational coaches try to impact the lives of the individual student-athlete in... more »
March 2, 2020

Dribbling, shooting drills for players of all skill sets

by Kevin Sutton, contributing writer
Too many times we're faced with running drills in practice that alienate some of our players. As coaches, we become so focused on the nuances of a drill that we don’t take into account the... more »
February 25, 2020

9 effective teaching methods for coaches

by Chris Wellman, contributing writer
Productive coaches spend 75% of their time teaching the sport to their players and the other 25% of the time coaching. With younger athletes, this gap increases with teaching becoming more important. [caption id="attachment_12463" align="alignright"... more »