From the Bench

Coaching Aids in Basketball

Coaching for the last 50 years I have seen many different coaching aids — weighted balls, oversized balls, machines that measure arc, smaller rims, ... more »

Integrating Ball Screen-&-Rolls into Man Offenses

Ball screen-and-rolls have been a staple of offensive basketball for many years.  When motion offenses became the craze in the 1970s, this fundamenta... more »

Duncan Robinson’s Rise from NCAA DIII to NBA Finals

If you tuned into the Miami Heat and their run to the NBA Finals there’s one thing you know for sure: Duncan Robinson played Division III men’s ba... more »

10 Ways To Track Success For Players

Players today, for the most part, are stronger and quicker and have many other abilities that are off the charts. However, has their power of attitude... more »

5 Tips to ‘Win the Day’ On & Off the Court

Academic success is the top priority. The "Power of Attitude" must be with all of us every day. "Win the Day" has always been my belief. This high-... more »

10 Ways To Track Success For Coaches

A coach certainly does much more than just providing instruction. Their leadership develops a support system for so many to be successful in life. Coa... more »

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 o... more »

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, cari... more »

Managing Uncertainty in Basketball

By Fergus McGrath, contributing writer Basketball players, like the rest of society, live in uncertain times. Whereas some players embrace uncertai... more »

Benefits of High School and Youth Sports for Student-Athletes

The benefits of high school and youth sports have always been expressed by coaches, parents, and administrators. Now, however, there are quantifiable ... more »


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