From the Bench

Prevent ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ with better coaching

Free throws are not difficult, and any basketball player who commits a moderate level of their time practicing them should be "average" at worst. The ... 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 »

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 »

Critical Elements For Teaching

Many coaches stymie their players by giving them too much structure within an offense. Our program experienced a lot of success after we made the swit... more »

Tough 32 1-2-2 Zone Defense Hard To Handle

THIS STIFLING 1-2-2 zone defense which we call the "32 can give even good zone offensive teams a hard time. The zone takes advantage of offensive team... more »

Effective 1-2-2 Offense Spreads The Floor With Constant Motion

IN RUNNING THIS high-powered 1-2-2 man-to-man offense every player gets a chance to play every position on the floor. This is especially effective for... more »

Shooting for success during the offseason

I've seen many summer program workouts that specify an amount of shots each player should shoot. Shoot 100 threes, 20 jump shots, 20 jump shots off ... more »

Successful strategy for crashing the offensive glass on free throws

Several years ago, our state association adopted a new rule stating that the offense can only have two players on the lane line, whereas the defending... more »


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