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four-minute
March 30, 2021

Four-Minute Coaching Sessions

As the season ends, coaches take stock and rebuild for what is next to come with the new season. This four-minute coaching gameplan and tips just might help players understand and grasp your program's concepts better. During practice or summer camps...


adjustment
March 9, 2021

Winning At Halftime Through Effective Adjustments

Legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski once stated “I have a plan of action, but the game is a game of adjustments. I believe all coaches go into a game with a well -thought out plan of attack. However, in order to win, they must adapt their strategy. Wh...


blob
February 1, 2021

The Best BLOB is no BLOB: An Alarming Discovery

After years of watching videos, reading articles, talking to coaching peers, analyzing game film, something strange happened.  In my 24th year as a high school head boys’ basketball coach, I stumbled onto something that changed my whole view of o...


decision making
January 26, 2021

Developing Decision Making in Your Basketball Program

Just one off-the-court or on the court decision by a coach or player can affect a key game or an entire season. Think of all of the hours that you and your players spend before and during each season, so that you have the best team that you can have....


coaching
December 11, 2020

Coaching Aids in Basketball

Coaching for the last 50 years I have seen many different coaching aids — weighted balls, oversized balls, machines that measure arc, smaller rims, rebound rims, dribbling gloves, dribbling glasses, hand placement balls, shooting straps, to name a ...


ball
December 9, 2020

Integrating Ball Screen-&-Rolls into Man Offenses

Ball screen-and-rolls have been a staple of offensive basketball for many years.  When motion offenses became the craze in the 1970s, this fundamentally sound form of attack faded away for years. But it has come back and has become very popular agai...


win the day
October 28, 2020

5 Tips to ‘Win the Day’ On & Off the Court

Academic success is the top priority. The "Power of Attitude" must be with all of us every day. "Win the Day" has always been my belief. This high-level attitude in the classroom and on the court includes the following: Responsibility Commitmen...


success
October 21, 2020

10 Ways To Track Success For Coaches

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 many lives. Positive coaching with knowled...