From the Bench

Are You Policing Your Team’s Social Media?

"In da locker room, snuck to post my twitt. We're playing the Celtics, tie ball game at da half. Coach wants more toughness. I gotta step up." Thi... more »

A Smart Hire For VCU

Editor's Note: This article appeared in the September/October 2009 issue of Winning Hoops shortly after Smart's hire at VCU. Check out a video of Shak... more »

Keys for winning the battle at the boards

Our team considers rebounding to be one of the most important elements to winning games. We don't consider the total number of rebounds to be the key ... more »

Effective 1-2-2 Offense Spreads The Floor With Constant Motion

IN RUNNING THIS high-powered 1-2-2 man-to-man offense every player gets a chance to play every position on the floor. This is especially effective for... more »

Shooting for success during the offseason

I've seen many summer program workouts that specify an amount of shots each player should shoot. Shoot 100 threes, 20 jump shots, 20 jump shots off ... more »

Match-Up Defense 101: Teaching Implementing A Swarming Match-Up Zone Defense

THE PREMISE OF a match-up zone defense is to manipulate the opponent into executing its zone offense versus — for all intents and purposes &mdas... more »

Lightning fast layups


6 Basket Layups(Involves layups dribbling reverse pivots and conditioning): Players line up near the basket with a ball. As the first player dri... more »

Pirate Continuity Offense: The Scourge Of Defenses

THE OPPORTUNITIES CREATED by our Pirate Offense allow us to maximize our team's strengths and put opposing teams in situations that are difficult to d... more »

Versatile Press Breaker Thwarts Zone or Man-To-Man Press Schemes

Our team has recently started using a press breaker that is successful against all types of presses zone or man-to-man. This press breaker not only ge... more »

Inside look at a high-powered transition game

Our program prides itself in our transition game. Specifically we drill and practice our primary and secondary fast breaks every day.Having a solid tr... more »


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