high school basketball

masks
March 2, 2021

VA Girls’ Basketball Team Disqualified for Not Wearing Masks

A Virginia high school girls basketball team is they had a championship opportunity 'stolen' away from them after the team was disqualified from a tournament for not wearing personal protective masks. According to a report from WUSA-9, the Word of...


breakfast
February 8, 2021

Study: Breakfast Can Lead to Improved Shooting in Basketball

It's long been stated that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Now, after reading a recent study from Kansas University, basketball coaches may be reminding their players of that old adage more and more. The study by KU researchers show...


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....


tssaa
January 19, 2021

TSSAA Reverses Course of Referee Pay Cut

After initially announcing that high school basketball referees will receive a $25 pay cut for each night they officiate the game, the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) has reversed course. Roughly 10 days after making the de...


isolation
January 18, 2021

Get to the Line More with Isolation Plays

Isolations can be very effective in not only exploiting an opposing team’s individual player who has accumulated a high number of fouls late in the game but can also be very effective in actually getting teams in foul trouble during the early stage...


rim-run
January 7, 2021

Integrating Ball Screen & Rim-Runs into Man Offenses

Ball screen-and-rolls have become increasingly more popular in the last several years. Defensive-minded coaches have tried to counter this fundamentally sound offensive way of attack with various methods, such as switching the ball screen, hedging, h...


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 ...