From the Bench

Laying the foundation for a successful program

Whether you're 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 »

Halftime adjustments to spark your team

Rarely do you find a basketball game that plays exactly the same from the first half to the second. Teams go into the locker room at halftime, and mak... more »

Four 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 ... more »

’40-and-Under Club’ motivates defenses

Philosophy and technique are important components in a great defense. A coach must work tirelessly to ensure that his or her team utilizes the basic d... more »

Making the case for cuts

One of the most difficult times for any coach is tryouts. Some schools have programs where the numbers dictate the need for making cuts. No coach enjo... more »

Get your team ready for the stretch run

Winning Hoops asked some of basketball's best coaching minds to offer their game-tested tips for finishing the season strong. Here's what they had to ... more »

It’s time for a season in review

I love lists. Everyone who knows me accepts this as fact. Even as I write this, I'm flanked by lists of today's tasks and sources I need to speak with... more »

Perfecting your end-of-season evaluations

Regardless of how successful of a season your team had, it's important to conduct a thorough postseason evaluation to improve your program in the futu... 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 »

A blue chip program without blue chip players

Good teams don't always need to be loaded with seniors. Last season our team was 28-4 and we started two freshmen and two sophomores with just one sen... more »

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