From the Bench

Fist Offensive Set Punches Up Offense Against Man-To-Man Defenses

"FIST" PROVIDES A different look that's effective against man defenses. This set confuses defenses by what it does not do. There is a 3-player stack t... more »

Tough 32 1-2-2 Zone Defense Hard To Handle

THIS STIFLING 1-2-2 zone defense which we call the "32 can give even good zone offensive teams a hard time. The zone takes advantage of offensive team... more »

Critical Elements For Teaching

Many coaches stymie their players by giving them too much structure within an offense. Our program experienced a lot of success after we made the swit... more »

1-4 High Zone Offense Forces Baseline Defenders Into Tough Decisions

This is a simple but highly effective zone offense run out of a 1-4 high set. The main objective is to force the back-line zone defenders to make some... more »

Box-Set Side Out-Of-Bounds Series

The following are four sideline inbounds plays run out of a box set that have been extremely successful for our team."Carolina"DIAGRAM 1: Carolina. 4 ... more »

Power post-up man offense leads to high-percentage shots

The following man-to-man offensive series is designed to provide good post-up opportunities for players 3, 4 and 5. It's an extremely effective serie... more »

Building The Perfect Arc

Next time all of your players are in the gym watch them as they shoot around. Don't look at their mechanics but rather look at the arc of their shot. ... more »

Two Basketballs Are Better Than One

Coaches Stress Running drills under game-like conditions to develop strong habits. I completely agree with this rationale except with ball-handling dr... more »

Critical lessons for beating the press

No matter the opponent, take time during every practice to work on beating the press. At some point, in almost every game, your team will be confronte... more »

Shamrock Zone Offense Unlucky For Defenses

The Shamrock zone offense is an effective series for when you want to move the ball around quickly find holes in the zone get the ball into the low po... more »


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