January/February 2018

50-second shooting and conditioning drill

This is a combination shooting and conditioning drill that we use at least once a week. DIAGRAM 1 (see below): The 50-second shooting drill has two players at each basket in the gym. 1 breaks to th... more

Building tenacity in players and teams

As we approach tournament time, the most important time of the year, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is. This is by far my favorite time of the year. A time where teams literally separa... more

Column: A challenge to get better every day

One year ago, I made a New Year’s resolution to read 25 books by the end of 2017. It was an ambitious goal, and one that came with a high probability of failure, but I didn’t let that discourage m... more

Movements and strategies that expose defenses

Last year, a college basketball team on the cusp of making the NCAA Tournament faced what seemed to be a weaker opponent. Although it was at home in a critical game, the favored team struggled and was... more

Psychologically healing injured athletes

Because of the high demands placed on elite athletes, injury is virtually inescapable. With increasing early sport specialization comes a particular vulnerability to developmental and overuse injurie... more

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