From the Bench

Still Waiting for the Shot Clock Rule

Waiting for the shot clock rule in high school basketball reminds me of an old saying amongst us Chicago Cubs fans: there's always next year.Each spri... more »

Progressions to build your full-court mane defense

Having good practices is a key element for a team to have a successful season. The goal of the coaching staff should be to make the practices tough so... more »

12 rules for new coaches

As a former athletic director and coaching educator, I have seen many young coaches enter and leave the coaching ranks. I thought a few simple rules m... more »

Developing young post players

Even though post play has been somewhat diminished with the dribble-drive offense and the high screen and roll offensive sets, it's still a skill that... more »

Training with a Passion

Coaching is a logical career choice for athletes unable to shake their passion for the game, but that never quite satisfied Ganon Baker. Countless hou... more »

Transfer epidemic has no easy cure

Few things are more frustrating in the game of basketball right now than the transfer epidemic that has plagued the high school and college levels. It... more »

Going his own way

John Hutchcraft isn't much for scheming and play calling. If a player has the ball and they're open, shoot it — it's that simple. Some coaches mi... more »

West Liberty

There's no telling what coaches might give to learn the secrets behind West Liberty's high-octane offense, but none of it would matter. You can't have... 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 »


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