From the Bench

’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 »

Get Your Team Ready For The Stretch Run!

EDITOR's NOTE: The following article is a continuation from an article that appeared in the February 2004 issue of Winning Hoops (page 4). To order th... more »

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 »

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 »

Rushing the court poses too many risks

But Utah Valley's upset victory over New Mexico State this season showed us why we should consider a universal ban on court storming. It's dangerous a... 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 »

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 »

Getting on board with new technology in basketball programs

When Kyle Murphy began working at Hudl nearly seven years ago, it was led by no more than a handful of employees. The staff there today numbers more t... more »

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 »

Why reliable stat keepers are critical to programs

It's also the job that can determine what you do in practice, and it's the job every program should have, but many don't. The most important job in... more »


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