From the Bench

Great ideas come from unexpected places

Great coaches are students. Period. I make that distinction because I've never met a first-rate coach that lived a bubble, burdened with tunnel vis... more »

Power rebounding: Drills and strategies for improvement

Many coaches agree that rebounding is the most important phase of basketball when it's weighed in comparison to offense or defense. For instance, we m... more »

4 Point Guard Rules For Attacking Zone Defense

Point guards need to know the difference between being a passer who hits the open player and one who creates openings. Anyone can throw a pass to an o... more »

Installing the 1-2-2 match-up zone

Our base defense is man-to-man, but we mix up our looks throughout the game by incorporating a 1-2-2 match-up zone into our game plan. Most girls team... more »

Developing A Defensive Mindset Breeds Team Success

There are many types of defenses that will win — from Rick Pitino's relentless pressure, to Jim Boeheim's swarming 2-3 zone, to Bobby Knight's stifl... more »

Building Foundation Successful Program

Whether you are taking over a successful program or a team that has seen better days, it's important to consider how to build a strong foundation when... more »

High screens, aggressive defense help Gonzaga push games out of reach

Eight games into the 2012 West Coast Conference season, the Gonzaga Bulldogs had struggled in the first half of games before putting away opponents i... more »

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 »


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