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coaching

October 2, 2009

Ball disruptions in football: Winning with defense

At Apache Junction High School in Arizona, we believe our defense has as much responsibility as our offense in winning football. We try to achieve this by creating turnovers and scoring points. We have had considerable success at this and once led th...


October 2, 2009

The Big Cheese

He’s beloved in the Dairy State and revered in the Big Ten but it’s about time Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan receive overdue national recognitionCOACH: You began playing basketball at an early age as your father, Butch, coached youth baseball...


October 2, 2009

The Gold Standard

U.S. Women’s Olympic Basketball Coach Anne DonovanAs one of the most highly decorated women’s basketball players in U.S. history, Hall of Famer Anne Donovan will lead the charge at the Beijing Olympic Games.COACH: You were born and raised...


October 2, 2009

Basketball: Principles for attacking zone defenses

The zone defense remains the scourge of our basketball coaches. Many of them simply rely on superior talent to break all the zone defenses they face.  Other coaches use (1) complicated offenses with "rocket-science" theories, (2) the zone def...


October 2, 2009

‘5-on-4 Scramble:’ Taking the shell drill to another level

Several years ago, our varsity basketball team was struggling through the first half of its season, and it was beginning to affect the way it was practicing. By compromising our work ethic in practice, we had reached the point where one negative was ...


October 2, 2009

The Bear Necessities

Kim Mulkey-Robertson is waking up WacoCOACH: You grew up in Tickfaw, La. What was your childhood like?MULKEY-ROBERTSON: We grew up in the country and lived around my relatives: grandparents and aunts and uncles. My mother was self-employed. She owned...


October 2, 2009

Basketball: The benefits of a ‘2280 control defense’

While the 3-point concept has changed the way we think offensively in basketball, it's another story defensively. At every level of play, the offensive goal seems to be get the ball out of bounds as quickly as possible, dribble penetrate to the of...


October 2, 2009

Something’s Bruin

Ben Howland is bent on restoring UCLA’s championship legacyCOACH: You were born in Lebanon, OR, in 1957 and grew up in Southern California. What was your childhood like? How did you pass the time as a youth?HOWLAND: I had a great childhood. I s...