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coaches and athletic directors

October 2, 2009

Defending Various Delay Offenses

Last month we discussed a specific plan on how to defend the “Four-Corners” delay game. There are many other forms of delay games that offenses utilize for last second shots at the end of time periods and to preserve leads late in games. ...


October 2, 2009

Champaign Toast

Bruce Weber has made Illinois the big one in the Big TenInterview by Kevin NewellCourtesy of the University of IllinoisCOACH: Where were you born and what was your childhood like?WEBER: My two brothers and two sisters helped fill our little house in ...


October 2, 2009

Chip Off the Old Block

John Thompson III may be a legacy at Georgetown, but he’s proven after three seasons that he’s no daddy’s boyCOACH: You grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and played basketball for Gonzaga College High School, where in 1984 you we...


October 2, 2009

Brenda Frese

Combining a dynamic personality, a dogged determination, and an infectious enthusiasm, Maryland’s Frese has arrived as an upper echelon coach.Interview by Charlie PattonCOACH: How did growing up in Cedar Rapids develop your passion for basketba...


October 2, 2009

Working Up the Pitcher’s Starting Routine

Watch any quality major league pitcher prepare for a start and you will discover that he is observing an established routine. Once the routine is developed over a period of trial and error and the pitcher knows that it is working for him, we will exp...


October 2, 2009

Billy the Kid is All Grown Up

At the tender age of 40, Billy Donovan, the former Providence gunslinger, became one of only three men (Dean Smith and Bobby Knight being the others) to both play in the Final Four and win a national championship as a head coach.COACH: Tell us about ...


October 2, 2009

Utilizing situational hitting to improve fielding, baserunning

How many times in a close game have you had a runner make a mistake on the bases that might have cost you a big inning? We always get upset by such things and wonder what they are thinking and what we could do about it. Our first thought: Have we ...


October 2, 2009

Urban Baseball

Boosting the Young Player’s Performance"I haven’t had a problem filling out a roster, but I have had a problem filling it with quality players. We can always find two or three players who can play with anybody, but getting a solid nine is...