coaching basketball

May 25, 2021

Integrating Small-On-Big Screens into your Offensive Schemes

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="671"] Photo: Wesley Sykes / Great American Media Services[/caption] This article discusses various types of off-the ball-screens that are set in various locations of the floor with a smaller offensive player...

February 5, 2020

Coaching Gen Z: How a veteran coach approaches the game

{Sponsored} Throughout his 25 years as a coach, Tommy Brakel has seen an evolution in what student-athletes need, how coaching impacts futures and what he feels he needs to give back to both the student-athletes and other coaches. Brakel is the head ...

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May 24, 2019

Decision training on your team pays huge dividends

"Come on, guys! Make better decisions!" How many times as fans, players, or even coaches have we heard or used this statement? Coaches demand that players make better decisions, but like anything else it takes practice. [caption id="attachment_1189...

April 2, 2019

Reinforcing fundamental movements on offense

A couple years ago, I decided to coach a young girls basketball team. I was happy to see that these kids were athletic, eager to learn, and understood the value of teamwork. [caption id="attachment_11775" align="alignright" width="341"] Photo: Nate ...

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March 26, 2019

Charting summer progress builds better players

To get your players primed for next season, you’ve got to make sure that they’re working hard in both the offseason and summer. During that time, they must know exactly what’s expected of them to improve as players. The following charts and off...

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February 13, 2019

A season in the stands

Observations after taking a year off from coaching basketball After 21 years as a basketball coach, I was afforded the opportunity to take a season off. I remember a few years back one of my colleagues telling me that when you get out, “You will as...

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January 29, 2019

Offensive fundamentals to guide teams to a title

Simple tips to free shooters and create more scoring opportunities [caption id="attachment_11659" align="aligncenter" width="601"] Photo: K.M. Klemencic, Flickr[/caption] It seems like not that long ago when our team won the Massachusetts Division I ...

January 21, 2019

Fan or funnel? Analyzing which man defense works best

How many times have you heard coaches shout during a key defensive possession, “Don’t give up the baseline!” It's a phrase that rings in every player’s ears at one time or another? Still, other coaches beg and plead with their teams to prote...