high school basketball

relationships
October 5, 2020

Five Keys To Enhancing Relationships Within the Team

I recently heard the quote “players will go to battle for one  another when they know there is love and mutual respect present.” As I reflected on this, I realized how true it is. I also thought about how this mutual respect and love is not some...


winning edge
September 30, 2020

Change the Game with the Winning Edge

"Change the Game" doesn't mean changing basketball. It means to change the team's game within the game itself. The "Winning Edge" is kindness, caring, and teaching the right way with positive attitudes are all investments that NEVER fail. Rebuildin...


uncertainty
September 21, 2020

Managing Uncertainty in Basketball

By Fergus McGrath, contributing writer Basketball players, like the rest of society, live in uncertain times. Whereas some players embrace uncertainty a common response is to worry repeatedly and habitually and even strategically in an attempt to cr...


stagger
July 31, 2020

Integrating Stagger & Re-Stagger Screens Into Man Offenses

The “stagger-screen” has been around for a few years now and the new modification of the “stagger-screen” could be called  the “stagger and re-stagger screen.” When two offensive players set a stagger-screen for a teammate, this action i...


recruiting
July 30, 2020

Five Tips for Recruiting High School Players

Recruitment. It's the lifeline for any successful college basketball program. But the recruitment of high school players goes far beyond tracking field goal percentages and rebound totals or watching a submitted highlight tape. And if you're with a s...


July 16, 2020

Adding Multiple Phases/Waves in your Offensive Attack

A successful offensive scheme is a plan of action that never relinquishes its aggressive attack on the opposition’s defense. There is never a lull in the action from one phase to the next phase of attack; giving the opposition’s defense absolutel...


old school
July 8, 2020

An Ode to Old School Basketball

Having had the pleasure of coaching basketball since 1970 at all levels, junior high school, high school, minor league, Internationally, and 21 years in the NBA as a player personnel director and assistant coach. It’s been interesting to observe ho...


June 17, 2020

4 Tips for Balancing Basketball with Life & Studies

It can be stressful for student-athletes balancing success on the hardwood with success in the classrooms and everyday life. But the importance of being well-rounded cannot be denied — it's great preparation for whatever their future holds. And wh...